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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

One of the effects of turning something into a culture war is it tends to undermine support for the idea in question by sending the more timid elements in search of a compromise solution. Some people seek compromise over the best, smartest, most sensible solution, and it is these people who are the true target […]

Jun 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized