DB and SNCF mark 15 years of high-speed connections with special tariffs and new cooperation

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and its French counterpart SNCF are making 15,000 tickets available at a reduced price as of Wednesday to mark the occasion of 15 years of high-speed cross-border connections. DB and SNCF also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend their cooperation beyond 2025.

From May 25 through June 8, travellers will be paying 29,90 euros for their journey in 2nd class, whereas those in 1st class will be paying 39,90 euros. The tickets are valid between June 8 and September 30. With the special offer, DB and SNCF mark the 15th anniversary of their cross-border connections, which began in 2007.

At present, there are 24 daily connections, which include the long journey from Frankfurt all the way to Marseille and the 3,10-hour connection between Stuttgart and Paris. To date, some 25 million passengers have used the high-speed cross-border train services.

With their fresh MoU, DB and SNCF also signalled their desire to extend their cooperation beyond 2025, the current end date of their 2020 partnership agreement. One of the companies main goal in the will be to establish a direct high-speed connection between Berlin and Paris before year-end 2023.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Editor RailTech.com

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