Posts Tagged ‘TGV’

Yes, there’s lots of California HSR news to cover in a surprisingly eventful December 2014, and I’ve been mostly offline in Southern California and not updating the blog. But before I catch up on that news, I want to draw attention to a truly absurd and alarming development: HSR denialism is now spreading to France, […]

Dec 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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For European travelers – especially Brits – flying cheaply has become a normal way of getting around the continent, with carriers like easyJet and Ryanair providing very low fares by offering no-frills service connecting smaller airports. In France, offering low-cost travel has been a priority for SNCF since the TGV opened in 1981, as tickets […]

Feb 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The recently elected president of France, François Hollande, made news with his use of high speed rail for his vacation this month: Frugally-minded Hollande, who promised during spring’s presidential campaign to save money by catching trains, took high-speed rail on Thursday from Paris with his girlfriend, Valerie Trierweiler. They’re headed for the Fort de Bregancon, […]

Aug 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another day, another expansion of the French TGV system. In this case French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand for the opening of the first section of LGV Rhin-Rhône, connecting Mulhouse to Lyon and helping improve high speed links between France, southern Germany, and Switzerland. The section that opened today is not the entire LGV […]

Sep 9th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized