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 Opens Guangzhou – Wuhan High Speed Rail Line

China has opened its newest and fastest rail line yesterday with the inaugural voyage of the new high speed rail line between the cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan. The CRH 3C trains departed at 0900 hrs from railway terminals in both cities and arrived at their destinations by noon, inheriting the title of world’s fastest high speed rail … Continue reading

Eurostar Begins Annual Avignon Summer Service

High-speed rail operator Eurostar began its weekly direct service from London St. Pancras International to Avignon, in the heart of the Provence region of Southern France last Saturday. This is the eighth successive year that Eurostar is operating the seasonal service.   From 11 July 2009 to 5 September 2009, trains will run the outbound leg which … Continue reading