Monaco has decided to further subsidise the French-run train service that serves the Principality. Minister of State Serge Telle said: “We must always go further and experiment with new solutions.”

An additional eight million euros will be provided to help SNCF provide a better service. In practical terms, an additional double-length train will operate in both directions during peak commuting times, starting from next Monday, December 16.

A further 3.5 million euros will be spent to upgrade and modernise the five trains bought over ten years by Monaco in order to enable the operation of six trains per hour.

The Principality is heavily dependent on daily commuters, the majority travelling from France, and most using the local rail service.