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The relaunch of the Paris-Nice night train postponed due to the health crisis

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Illustration of the departure of a night train – J. Mars / SIPA

The return of the Paris-Nice night train was scheduled for April 16, for “the holidays”, SNCF announced in February. Health crisis requires, the reopening is postponed. The line will be relaunched “when we can travel for pleasure,” said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport. It is currently prohibited to move more than 10 km from his home except for compelling reasons due to the confinement in force.

SNCF suggested relaunching the line for Ascension weekend in May, but no decision has yet been made, according to both parties. Those who wanted to take advantage of this Paris-Nice link, which was canceled in December 2017, will still have to wait. Those who had already taken their ticket will be able to exchange it or be reimbursed, said a spokesperson for the company.

Departing from Paris-Austerlitz at 8:52 p.m., the night train must reopen as part of the government stimulus plan. It must serve Marseille-Blancarde, Toulon, Les Arcs, Saint-Raphaël, Cannes, Antibes and Nice every day. Arrival is scheduled for 9:06 a.m., and in the other direction at 6:55 a.m., for a departure from Nice at 7:16 p.m. the day before.

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