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France to lose overnight sleeper train services

According to the Guardian (10 May 2016) there will no longer be the romantic (but uncomfortable) couchettecouchette sleeper compartments on overnight long-distance trains from Paris after July 2016 – except for those from Paris to Briançon (05 Hautes-Alpes, PACA), Rodez (12 Aveyron, Occitanie) and Latour-de-Carol (66, Pyrenees Orientales, (Occitanie).

High costs and competition from budget airlines are mainly to blame, but it marks the end of an era – and is only following moves elsewhere in Europe.

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