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

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