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France National Railway Backtracks on Plans to Cancel Popular Christmas Service

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THE national railway of France has backtracked on plans to cancel a popular service that allows children to travel alone over Christmas.

SNCF said it was cancelling the service. The service provides for children aged between four and 14 years to be accompanied by a monitor because of strike action.

The move sparked outcry, with some 5,000 children expected to be affected, the BBC is reporting.

But following a “Christmas truce” from some striking drivers, SNCF said it was laying on special trains on Sunday, the BBC noted.

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