France has announced a 100 billion euro investment plan in railway infrastructure by 2040, as part of its future transport plan. Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne said that rail is "the backbone of mobility" and crucial for an ecological transition. The investment will modernise the rail network, improving reliability and frequency, adding new lines and better connections to stations. The aim is to provide a more attractive and credible alternative to private cars and reduce local greenhouse gas emissions. Borne said the investment was essential to improve the quality of transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a solid industrial sector.
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