French rail imposes labelling of all luggage

1st July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 30 (AFP) - Travellers aboard French high-speed and long-distance train services were being ordered as of Thursday to label all their luggage as part of bolstered security precautions, the state rail company SNCF said.

PARIS, June 30 (AFP) - Travellers aboard French high-speed and long-distance train services were being ordered as of Thursday to label all their luggage as part of bolstered security precautions, the state rail company SNCF said.

They will be able again to use baggage space usually available at the end of each rail car. Those spaces were taken out of use as a security measure following train bomb attacks in Madrid last March.

The decision was taken by the French interior ministry, which said that as an extra safety precaution all luggage must henceforth be labelled, including luggage kept on seats alongside passengers, said Mireille Faugères, head of the agency Voyages France Europe.

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