Full steam ahead: The rebirth of France’s Pontivy train station
25 September 2021 | 6:07 am
In 2018, a retired salesman bought the 19th century Pontivy train station, located in the French region of Brittany, in order to save it from demolition. Since then, this train enthusiast has been using all his energy and savings to restore the station and preserve its history. FRANCE 24 takes you on a tour of it.
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