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NICE AIR­PORT AC­CO­LADE

Nice, cap­i­tal of the French Riviera, has the most con­ve­nient air­port in Europe when it comes to the speed and low cost of get­ting to the city cen­tre, ac­cord­ing to a new study. Travel search en­gine Goeuro found that pas­sen­gers took as lit­tle as five min­utes and paid just £1.59 for the jour­ney from Nice Côte d’azur air­port ( pic­tured). The com­pany, which com­pares and books trans­port across Europe, ranked more than 70 air­ports. Nice was the only one in France to make the top ten. goeuro.co.uk

HY­DRO­GEN TRAMS ON WAY

The city of Pau ( pic­tured) in the PyrénéesAt­lan­tiques dé­parte­ment is in­tro­duc­ing hy­dro­gen-fu­elled tram-buses within the next two years. Pau will be­come the first place in France to have the clean-en­ergy hy­brid ve­hi­cles, which emit only water vapour while in use. The fleet, con­sist­ing ini­tially of eight trams, will run on elec­tric­ity pro­duced in on-board fuel cells con­tain­ing pres­surised hy­dro­gen from re­new­able sources. Lithium bat­ter­ies will pro­vide ex­tra power when needed. bal­lard.com, pau.fr

FREE BUS TRAVEL SPREADS

Niort in the Deux-sèvres dé­parte­ment is the lat­est town in France to scrap pub­lic trans­port fares. The mairie ex­pects pas­sen­ger num­bers to rise by 30 per cent by Septem­ber 2019 and also plans to ex­pand the town’s bike-rental and car-shar­ing schemes. The north­ern port of Dunkirk is ex­pected to fol­low suit in the new year. niortag­glo.fr

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