Government spares rural railways but backs Spinetta reforms

The government has accepted the majority of the recommendations put forward by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, with the exception of those advocating closure of rural railways.

FRANCE: In announcing on February 26 his response to the Spinetta review of the state of France’s national railway, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe rejected a proposal to close up to 9 000 route-km of secondary railway.

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