Ouigo TGV from SNCF. Source: Cramos

High-speed train Ouigo to serve Gare de Lyon in Paris

Gare de Lyon will be the third central Paris train station to be served by Ouigo, the low-cost high-speed service of SNCF. SNCF president Mr Guillaume Pepy confirmed the new service last Friday during an interview with CNews.

Gare de Lyon will join the network at the end of this year. It is unclear which destinations the train will serve, but the locations are likely to be in the South-East of France. Especially Lyon, Avignon and Marseille are possible contenders. Train stations on the outskirts of the capital, such as Marne-la-Vallée, Charles-de-Gaulle and Massy Palaiseau will continue to be served by Ouigo.

Services

Ouigo offers services from the stations of Parisian stations of Montparnasse since the beginning of 2018 and started services from Gare de L’Est this summer. Destinations like Rennes, Nantes and Bordeaux can be reached from Montparnasse, while Strasbourg, Nancy, Colmar and Metz from Gare de L’Est. According to Pepy, the services are a great success.

Watch the interview here:

Author: Carlijn Kruidhof

Carlijn Kruidhof is editor for RailTech.com and SpoorPro.nl. She also writes for the other business-to-business titles of ProMedia Group.

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