Train Alicante - Madrid-Atocha.
On the pit tracks of the pompously called "Technicentre Sud-Est Européen" (TGV maintenance shops) near Paris Gare de Lyon, from the left to the right: TGV RD #612, TGV Dasye #782 (for Ou... (more)
TGV 2N2 (Highspeed train doubledeck second generation) "Euroduplex" (capable to run in France, Germany and Switzerland) # 4706 is running the TGV 9580 from Frankfort to Marseille-St-Char... (more)
TGV Lyria has a partnership with the Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka. As specified on both sides of the power cars, this partnership is based on the values shared by the French Open title holder... (more)
The Lyria TGV 9222 has crossed the Swiss/French border a few seconds ago (100 meters). The two signs are making the engineer aware that on the SNCF lines in Alsace and in the departement of Mosell... (more)
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)