The number of pets travelling to France with their owners via the Eurotunnel is on the rise, according to figures released by the company. More than 300,000 pets travelled on the shuttle service last year, an increase of 16% compared to 2015. During the 35-minute cross-Channel journey, pets can stay with owners in their car and trains also have dedicated animal exercise areas. A one-way ticket for a pet on the Eurotunnel starts at £18.
From July 2017, Paris will only be 1h25 from Rennes in Brittany, thanks to a new high-speed train service linking the two cities. The new train line is part of an urban development scheme called EuroRennes. The project is set to transform the area around the city’s railway station with offices, shops and residential accommodation in an effort to attract companies to invest in Brittany’s capital.
The number of speeding tickets issued in France could be set to rise as private companies replace the police in monitoring speeding. It’s thought that the move will mean up to 10 times more tickets and drivers’ groups claim that the extra fines could be worth €2.2bn. Privatising radar cars makes them more difficult to spot – the only exterior sign is a small unit under the number plate. It’s hoped that the move will help reduce speeding and deaths on the road.
Paris has introduced a new ‘anti-pollution’ travel ticket in an effort to fight the pollution problem that continues to plague the city. Priced at €3.80, the all-day ticket allows people to travel anywhere in the Île-de-France area using the RER, Métro and most bus services. It’s hoped that the attractive ticket price will encourage Paris residents to use public transport instead of travelling by car.