French govt buys fast trains for slow tracks to save historic Alstom plant

French govt buys fast trains for slow tracks to save historic Alstom plant

France’s Socialist government has announced orders for 15 high-speed trains, mostly for tracks on which they cannot run at their maximum speed, in a pre-election bid to preserve jobs at a historic Alstom plant. Industry Minister Christophe Sirugue outlined the plan at a Tuesday morning meeting in Belfort, a city of 50,000 people in eastern […]