Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Infrastructure, Environment and Town Planning, welcomed a delegation from the European Commission to the Monaco Monte-Carlo railway station early in the morning of Thursday 30 January, to discuss the improvement of rail services along the Nice-Genoa axis.

The topic is of special concern to Monaco because most commuters use the rail service to travel to the Principality. Iveta Radicova, EU Coordinator of the Mediterranean Corridor, led the European delegation.

Ms Gramaglia said: “As an economic player at the heart of this vast regional area, our country welcomes almost 45,000 French and Italian employees every day who access their workplace by road or rail. We are a promoting modal shift to public transport with the objective by 2030 of reducing the flow of light vehicles by around 20 percent. This represents almost 13,000 incoming and outgoing vehicles and 10,000 internal vehicles. This is why, developing access to Monaco by rail is one of the priorities of our mobility policy.”

Monaco’s Government is actively campaigning to improve and intensify the present rail service in the Principality, with an increase in the number of trains during morning and evening peak hours. A total of 6.4 million journeys were made by TER train from and to Monaco in 2018.

ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service