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PSG discusses with the SNCF to travel by train rather than by plane


La Parisien reveals that the SNCF is discussing with the capital's club to organize travel that emits less CO2 than by air.

The controversy born of the remarks of Christophe Galtier a few months ago ironically on the use of "sand yachting" for the travel of his team in response to a journalist's question on the possibility of adopting a more eco-responsible approach by putting aside the plane, moved the lines at Paris SG.

According to Le Parisien this Sunday, the capital club is currently discussing with the SNCF around the possibility of using the TGV rather than the airway on certain trips.

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According to Nathalie Lanier, the director of group travel for the railway giant PSG has been "

receptive and reassured

" about certain proposals which will not, whatever happens, see the light of day before next season since all travel for the current season are already scheduled.

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PSG wanted to privatize an entire train

The French champions had two priority concerns: the possibility of privatizing an entire train and being able to return late at night after the matches.

Two requests that cannot be validated.

The SNCF is ready to privatize three cars on a train.

As for night returns, they cannot be organized due to maintenance work on the rails.

PSG could therefore use the train for matches played in the afternoon, which already reduces the number of possible dates in a season.

The layout of the cars under study

Another concern of the Parisian leaders concerned the comfort of the trains and the size of the seats, reports Le Parisien, but also the possibility of having the players work with the physiotherapists.

They can lay them down on two seats or use folding massage tables

”, assures the SNCF manager who wants to guarantee Parisian stars optimal safety in terms of accessibility to the station.

Security guards would ensure that no fan or opposing supporter came to disturb boarding and the platform would also be completely emptied to allow Messi and Co to take place in peace.

Like the XV of France and teams from the Top 14, Paris SG is therefore not very far from a conversion to the benefits of rail.


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Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-01-22

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