France finally clears Charles-de-Gaulle airport rail link

A train on the RER B fast metro line to Paris Charles De Gaulle airportFrance on Friday said it will build a high-speed rail link between central Paris and the Charles-de-Gaulle airport, ending decades of fruitless discussion on easing access to Europe’s second-biggest airport. The “CDG Express” is to be completed by 2023, the government said in an announcement in the Official Journal, on a budget of 1.6 billion euros ($1.77 billion). The only current rail link to the airport, second in Europe only to London’s Heathrow hub, is the “RER B” line, which doubles up as one of the French capital’s busiest commuter services.

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