Topic: France

The unique formula of operator Railcoop

Railcoop, France’s first cooperative society of collective interest dedicated to the railways, aims to give new meaning to rail mobility. Everyone, from citizens to local authorities, can be a part of it. The mission: to...Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter

Taxirail: the future for regional rail?

Small, autonomous vehicles on the rails, which run seven days a week and 24 hours a day. That is the concept of Taxirail, and according to Project Director Régis Coat, it might be the future...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

The four high-speed lines that France considers

The extension of the French high-speed network is a recurring topic. For several years now, four projects have been the subject of debate, some of which require substantial funding. The French government is considering the...Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter

25th anniversary of Thalys: how did it start?

Happy birthday to Thalys! This Wednesday, 2 June, marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the TGV Thalys. On 2 June 1996, the TGV replaced all conventional trains between Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, and...Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter
Avril 363 train, Talgo

Talgo Avril reaches record of 363 km/h

A Talgo Avril high-speed train, developed and manufactured by Talgo in Spain, has reached a key milestone this week: it has exceeded 360 kilometres per hour. The train’s new record was reached between Valladolid and...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Eurostar gets 291 million euro rescue package

Eurostar has reached an agreement with shareholders and banks on a refinancing package that will safeguard the company’s future. The 250 million pound (291 million euros) package consists mainly of shareholder equity and bank loans...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel