Topic: High-speed train

ILSA starts homologation for Spanish debut

New Spanish high-speed operator ILSA started the process of homologation of their brand new fleet. The first ETR 1000, out of a fleet of 20, began the first stage of the process on the Figueras-Perpignan...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

ILSA’s first trains leave the factory

The first three high-speed trains for Spanish private operator ILSA are ready to depart from the factory. In the coming weeks they will travel from Italy to Spain to begin their approval process. Once this...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

New Avlo train now runs from Madrid-Barcelona

Avlo, Renfe’s new high-speed service, was launched last week with four daily circulations between Madrid and Barcelona in each direction. It is a lower-priced alternative to the Ave high-speed trains, ​with prices starting at 7...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

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