RailPictures.Net Photo: CC 72070 SNCF CC 72000 at Montrichard, France by Jean-Marc Frybourg
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March 07, 1993
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Inconceivable today

This night train carries about 800 winter vacationers and skiers back from ski resorts, directly from the French Alps to Brittany. The itinerary is East - West via Lyon - Tours - Nantes. Anything close like that is totally unthinkable today. Night trains have almost entirely disappeared from the French landscape, ski trains working a few days in the year for winter vacations as well, and all day time TGVs providing such inter-regional services go north (north-west) to Paris before going south (south-west) to Brittany, bypassing the direct non high-speed line. The only hope that any such train may run again sometime in the future might come from daring independent operators when passenger services are open to free competition ... if there is still enough ridership for night trains at that time!
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Back in those days

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