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The air to rail substitution – now the French are considering domestic air to rail shift

It has become somewhat de rigueur in Europe to propose that rail travel should be an enforced substitute for air travel domestically and even on short-haul international routes, even if it means legislating for it.

A French politician has demanded that domestic air travel should be substituted by rail, following a growing trend across Europe;
While the French rail network is comprehensive there are still gaps which demand an air travel option;
There is similar thinking in Germany but important primary airports there are not even on the national high-speed network.

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