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A number of trains on the line serving Monaco Monte-Carlo were cancelled on Monday evening due to a failure of equipment at Nice station. The latest incident underlines the problem of under-investment in rail infrastructure and its maintenance, critics say.
The railway service is the most commonly used means of transport for commuters travelling to and from the Principality, but the regional TER network provides one of the two worst services in France. Earlier on Monday, trains serving Monaco were subject to delays after migrants invaded the tunnels to the east of the Principality.
However, most of the delays and cancellations on the local service are caused by strike action.
Monaco will not be welcoming cruise ships to its shores again this year because of Covid, a move that will strike a severe blow to local souvenir shops and museums
The government has several public works projects on the go, as well as traffic alterations in the coming weeks and months. Here is a recap of what to look out for.
Travel application Trippers, created by a Monaco-based start-up, is hitting Google Play and Apple Stores this month to help make planning a getaway less stressful and way more fun.
The Monaco government says it is working with its French counterparts towards a July ‘health pass’, set to be launched by the EU in July.
On Friday, June 23, Minister of State Serge Telle, accompanied by Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, signed an agreement sealing the Principality’s investment in Azzurra Aeroporti, majority shareholder of Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur, to the tune of €135 million.
Monaco will hold a stake of 12.5 percent and the transfer of funds will take place in July.
In September 2016, the French government awarded the majority stake in Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport and other public airports on the Riviera to Azzurra Aeroporti, which is a Franco-Italian consortium.
Serge Telle said that the Prince’s Government was happy to become a shareholder in the Nice airport and to participate in its long-term development. Monaco views Nice Airport as being of strategic importance as it is by far the principal air gateway to the Principality.