EU funding for France-Italy line studies

TEN-T Programme funding from the EU is to finance early studies into a planned upgrade to a section of railway linking France and Italy.

The line, which connects Mandelieu in France and Ventimiglia in Italy, is popular with tourists travelling to and from the Principality of Monaco, with the section between Nice and Monaco being the busiest in the country outside of Paris.

The European Union will provide €2.3 million to conduct initial studies. These will include traffic analysis and feasibility, technical and environmental studies.