Does the TGV go to other countries?
The TGV system itself extends to neighbouring countries, either directly (Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany) or through TGV-derivative networks linking France to Switzerland (Lyria), to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands (Thalys), as well as to the United Kingdom (Eurostar).
What is TGV in Europe?
The TGV is a high-speed train that operates all over France and beyond. Travel from romantic Paris to the shores of the Mediterranean or the vineyards of the Loire Valley. The international TGV services connect France with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Is the TGV profitable?
As things stand, most TGV lines don’t turn a profit but are made feasible by subsidies, paid by a state that clearly sees the economic advantages of an extensive high-speed network.
Is the TGV safe?
High-speed rail is one of the safest modes of transportation; since service started in 1981, there have only been fatalities in high-speed operation in a 2015 derailment. Today TGV trains accumulate of the order of 50 billion passenger-kilometres per year on lignes à grande vitesse (high-speed lines) alone.
What are the TGV train lines in France?
The principal France TGV routes shown on the TGV map include: Téoz train lines, in yellow, are regular speed (110 km/h) intercity trains. TGV train lines in purple (both light and dark), are high speed train lines, known as LGV (lignes à grandes vitesses) on which TGV trains operate at 300-320km/h depending on style of train.
Why travel with TGV?
With TGV, you can discover France at high speed. Our trains are comfortable and spacious for the best travel experience. Discover our services like wifi on board and the comfort of the first class while being accompanied by our teams that will take care of you. Les dernières nouveautés TGV
What is TGV inOui?
With TGV INOUI, you can discover France on board our brand new trains. All our TGV INOUI spaces have been redesigned and renovated to enhance your experience!
Do TGV trains go to other countries?
Operated by SNCF, the French national railway company, there are also inter-regional TGV services and direct TGV trains from France to a dozen cities in Germany and a handful of stations in Italy and Spain. There are no check-in or customs procedures before boarding TGV trains.