Keyword: train

French entrepreneurs cashing in on English side of the tunnel

Lower taxes and more jobs are drawing French companies to Ashford on the railway line between London and Paris.

French rail disaster probe finds tracks 'in state of disrepair'

Inquiry into cause of Bretigny-sur-Orge derailment near Paris in July 2013, which left seven people dead, points finger at poor maintenance.

Russian woman among dead as train derails in southern France

The tourist train on a small private railway in south-east corner of France came off the rails when it hit a rock that had fallen from surrounding hills.

Train carrying nuclear waste derails near Paris

After the derailment in Drancy, just north of Paris, a fire service official said radiological tests found no leaks.

First direct high-speed rail link to connect Paris with Barcelona opens

Rail passengers can now travel from French capital to Catalan capital in six-and-a-half hours without changing trains.

Airline tax could fund express airport rail line -French minister

Long-awaited plan for express rail service from Paris to Charles de Gaulle airport close to being finalised and may be funded from new ticket taxes.

Police swoop on gang suspected of Paris train hold-up

French police arrest 16 youths suspected of holding up a suburban train near Paris in March and robbing passengers of valuables.

New low-cost train service launched in France

French national rail operator SNCF is offering a new low-cost long-distance service to passengers, in bid to compete with budget airlines and cars.

France, Italy battle to keep high-speed rail on track

The controversial plans for a 26-billion-euro high-speed rail link between the two countries face opposition from environmental activists.