The low cost Ouigo TGV train sets reach the highest ever productivity of SNCF rolling stock. The train set #760 travelled 91,007 km / 56,549 miles in May 2014, ... (more)
Given the high power and inertia of high speed trains, the French high speed lines are built rollercoaster-like, with 3.5% grades if needed.
This is one of the few remarkable bridges on the first French high speed line (LN1 Paris-Lyon) inaugurated in 1981 - that was 33 years ago. The speed was initially 260 km/h. It is 300 km/h today a... (more)
This spot is located on the Lyon-Genève line that was electrified in 1.5KV DC in 1956. For various reasons, mostly related to simplification and costs, the Bellegarde... (more)
Doubledeck TGV of second generation (TGV 2N2) # 4713 of the SNCF running as TGV 9226 from Zürich to Paris Gare-de-Lyon via Basel-Mulhouse-Dijon, between Lenzburg and Rupperswil, with Lenzburg cast... (more)
At night the Paris Gare de Lyon station have very low traffic. these High speed trains are waiting the morning departures.
The Romilly shop where the 36 years old high speed trainset are renovated for 10 years of new life ! This high speed locomotive has been completely removed for leaving only the structure and contr... (more)
TGV 9580 Frankfurt (Germany) – Marseille is crossing the « Savoureuse Viaduct ». It is the longest bridge (792 metre) on the LGV Rhin-Rhône. At the horizon is Belfort-Montbéliard TGV station.
Even TGVs go to paradise
It is the end of the line for this first generation "Sud-Est" TGV (23000 series). The oldest TGV was built in 1978 and belongs to this series. Some TGV S... (more)