Topic: High-speed train

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
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

Ouigo Spain is a fact: operation started

Ouigo launched its service between Madrid and Barcelona this Monday, 10 May. A subsidiary of the French SNCF, it is the first new high-speed operator to enter the Spanish market. Ouigo offers 10 daily trips...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Rail Baltica shows first high-speed train concept

Rail Baltica has developed the first high-speed virtual concept of the train that will connect the Baltic states with the Western European railway network. The provided virtual concept train illustrates the features of the high-speed...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts