SNCF Reveals Details Of Low Cost TGV

French national rail operator SNCF has revealed details of its upcoming low-cost TGV service. Dubbed Ouigo, the service targets travellers aged between 18 and 45 years old with the concept based on a single travel class and a single piece of baggage.   Services will launch on 2 April 2013 using refurbished double-deck TGV Duplex … Continue reading

China Connects Beijing And Guangzhou By High-Speed Rail

China’s high-speed rail ambitions took another leap forward today with the completion of the final link of a 2,298-kilometer trunk route connecting Beijing with the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, the world’s longest continuous high-speed rail line. The first trains departed Beijing and Guangzhou at 0900 hrs and 1000 hrs respectively, making the journey in approximately … Continue reading

Eurostar Celebrates 18 Years Of Cross-Channel Service

International high-speed rail operator Eurostar today celebrated a milestone in its history, commemorating the company’s 18th year of operations. UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin joined Eurostar Chief Executive Nicolas Petrovic, passengers and crew at London’s St. Pancras International to mark the occasion. Since its launch in 1994, Eurostar has carried more than 130 million travellers. … Continue reading

New Italian High – Speed Train Enters Service

Rail travel in Italy marked a milestone yesterday with the commencement of commercial services for the country’s (and Europe’s) first privately-operated high-speed train. Breaking the monopoly of state rail operator Trenitalia, the striking red-coloured Italo train from Nuovo Trasporto Vaggiatori (NTV) is now running daily between Milan and Naples, with intermediate stops in Bologna, Florence and … Continue reading

China Links Guangzhou And Shenzhen With High – Speed Rail

China’s Ministry of Railways opened the new Guangzhou – Shenzhen high-speed rail link today, moving the country a step closer to integrating its most important cities by express rail. The inaugural train, G6126, departed Shenzhen North Railway Station at 1040 hrs to make the 35-minute journey to Guangzhou South Railway Station, halving travel time between both metropolises.   … Continue reading