A new high-speed train line to Paris opened on July 2nd. However, during its construction, the agency that built the railway, the SNCF, was owed millions of euros by cities along the route. Out of 58 cities that made the commitment to paying for the project, only 33 of them followed through on it. Prior to that, another train line built by the company was deemed to be not worth the cost by a court. Cost cutting measures led to worries about the line not getting built, in hopes of maintaining ticket prices. Overall, the company building the line is likely to lose millions of euros through the rest of the year.
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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