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Old April 23rd, 2013, 11:14 PM   #641
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I think they used to run from Paris to Cavaillon.
But that was a few years ago, I don´t know if they still run.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #643
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One TGV a day will be extended from Mulhouse to Freiburg starting from August 2013. The train will not go through Basel, but will instead use a direct connection restored after 29 years of inactivity.

http://www.basellandschaftlichezeitu...ille-125765474
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One TGV a day will be extended from Mulhouse to Freiburg starting from August 2013. The train will not go through Basel, but will instead use a direct connection restored after 29 years of inactivity.

http://www.basellandschaftlichezeitu...ille-125765474
I thought the TGVs to Freiburg were already in use along the Mulhouse-Müllheim line.
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I thought the TGVs to Freiburg were already in use along the Mulhouse-Müllheim line.
Just checked to be sure and no, there is no direct connection right now (sncf.com).
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Old April 26th, 2013, 02:39 AM   #646
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Just checked to be sure and no, there is no direct connection right now (sncf.com).
So it must be just the TER by now.
The line HAS been finally reopened for a daily passenger service after many years.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #647
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I just saw a TGV Postal and I ask: Does anyone knows how are they currently being used? Wich and how much services do they do?

I passed a TGV Postal going the other way on the Sud Est line a few weeks ago. Two more were parked at Bercy.
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Yesterday I tried the new HSL Barcelona-Figueres Vilafant, I bought a return ticket from Tarragona to Perpignan.

Surprisingly, comparing with the last time I used that service (before the opening of the Barcelona-Figueres Vilafant stretch), the AVE between Barcelona and Figueres and the TGV between Figueres and Perpignan were quite full.

Moreover, I detected passengers Barcelona-London (at the very least there were fifteen), Barcelona-Brussels (a couple), Camp de Tarragona-Lille (a woman and her little daughter), and Madrid-Perpignan (a family of three plus grandpa and grandma), Camp de Tarragona-Toulouse (a family of three)...
Of course, there were also many Barcelona-Paris and Paris-Barcelona (loads of them).
And I also heard people speaking Dutch and German.
Also a number of Asian and Brazilian tourists.

The most curious is that the Madrid-Figueres Vilafant AVE which don´t have a transfer for a TGV bound for Paris were almost empty between Barcelona and Figueres Vilafant.

I wonder wether this is the norm right now since the opening of the HSL, or it was just the high peak of May the 1st.
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At the very least till August the 25th...

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Technical issues delay Paris – Barcelona TGVs

FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) and Renfe have postponed the launch of direct TGV services between Paris due to delays in completing certification of TGV Dasye sets for operation on the Figueres – Barcelona high-speed line.

The twice-daily Paris – Figueres TGVs were initially due to be extended to Barcelona at the end of this month, with Renfe launching a new Barcelona – Toulouse service at the same time.

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ona+TGV+launch
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Old June 14th, 2013, 02:27 AM   #650
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I begin a serie with the french HSR:

FRENCH HIGHSPEED RAIWAYS STATIONS

L I L L E E U R O P E (LGV NORD)

Inaugurated in 1994, Lille europe is the first TGV station new generation designed by J.M Duthileul french architect for TGV design stations, it is located at the core of EURALILLE business district.
Created to connet the city to the major north european HSR network and french cities.
It has 6 ways.
Connected by the VAL metro Line 2.


DESTINATIONS/ARRIVALS

NORD EUROPE
  • London St pancras
  • Brussels midi

FRANCE
  • Calais
  • Boulogne/mer
  • Dunkerque
  • Paris Nord
  • Roissy CDG
  • Marne la vallée
  • Rennes
  • Nantes
  • Bordeaux
  • Strasbourg
  • Lyon
  • Marseille


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Lille - Gare Europe par Sascha Plane-Train-Spotter, sur Flickr

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Lille - Gare Europe par Sascha Plane-Train-Spotter, sur Flickr

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Lille - Gare Europe par Sascha Plane-Train-Spotter, sur Flickr

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lille-europe2 par tgveurofrance, sur Flickr

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Gare-Lille Europe par bpmm, sur Flickr

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lille-europe1 par tgveurofrance, sur Flickr

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Lille-Europe - Voies 44 & 46 par Pi Eye, sur Flickr

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Lille-Europe - Voies 43 & 45 par Pi Eye, sur Flickr

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Lille Europe France 5th September 2012 par loose_grip_99, sur Flickr

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TGV Eurostar à Lille Europe - Juin 2010 par gog607, sur Flickr

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Horloge Lille Europe par gog607, sur Flickr

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Gare lille europe par axelferis, sur Flickr
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Old June 14th, 2013, 05:56 AM   #651
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Thank you.

For what I guess from your message, the configuration of Lille-Europe is as follows?: [2 platform tracks + 2 non-platform tracks + 2 platform tracks]

On the other hand, on the destinations list you missed Perpignan and Toulouse.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #652
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yes sorry!
the wiki page give all the destinations
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Elle accueille les Eurostar transitant par Lille, à destination ou en provenance de Bruxelles, Londres et Paris, les TGV assurant les relations de Boulogne, Calais ou Dunkerque à Paris-Nord via Lille, les TERGV, TGV régionaux desservant Arras, Dunkerque, Calais et Boulogne, et les TGV contournant Paris, pour le Sud-Est, Ouest et l'Est à destination ou en provenance de Saint-Malo (à partir de l'été 2009), Brest, Quimper, Rennes, Nantes, Le Croisic, Tours (St Pierre des Corps), Poitiers, Angoulême, Bordeaux, Hendaye, Irun, Toulouse, Perpignan, Montpellier, Marseille, Nice, Lyon, Grenoble, Belfort, Besançon, Brive la Gaillarde, Strasbourg et encore des dizaines de villes de France
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de_Lille-Europe
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M A R N E LA V A L L E E C H E S S Y (ILE DE FRANCE REGION)

Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy is a combined RER (commuter rail) and TGV (high-speed train) station in the Île-de-France region of France, about 30 kilometres east of Paris. The station is located inside Disneyland Paris, in front of the entrances to the two theme parks and Disney Village. The station opened as an extension of the RER A in 1992, in conjunction with the opening of the theme park, with Euro Disney S.C.A. contributing €38.1 million of the €126.5 million cost.[1] The TGV part of the station opened two years after the RER station. On 29 June 1996 Eurostar began direct services from London to Disneyland Paris.

Passengers can travel by TGV from Charles de Gaulle Airport TGV station to this station in less than 10 minutes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de...2%80%93_Chessy


DESTINATIONS/ARRIVALS

NORD EUROPE
  • Brussels midi
  • London St pancras

FRANCE
  • Bordeaux,
  • Marseille
  • Nice
  • Lyon
  • Rennes
  • Lille
  • Nantes
  • Limoges
  • Toulouse
  • Montpellier
  • Orléans
  • Grenoble
  • Strasbourg

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Gare de Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy par rosebennet, sur Flickr







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R O I S S Y C D G 2(ILE DE FRANCE REGION)

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV is a major passenger railway station in Tremblay-en-France, Paris, France. It is located directly beneath terminal two of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (between the C/D and E/F concourses) and is operated by the SNCF. The station was opened in 1994. It connects the airport to Paris and to various others cities in the France, as well as to Belgium.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A9...e_Gaulle_2_TGV


DESTINATIONS/ARRIVALS

NORD EUROPE
  • Brussels midi

FRANCE
  • Lille Europe
  • Nantes
  • Le Mans
  • Angers
  • Rennes
  • Tours
  • Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
  • Bordeaux
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Lyon
  • Nîmes
  • Montpellier
  • Perpignan
  • Strasbourg





source: http://www.google.fr/imgres?client=f...327&tx=71&ty=9


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Aéroport de Roissy - Charles de Gaulle par twiga_swala, sur Flickr

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Do they also have some kind of border control at Lille for the eurostars ?
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yes you access first to the international zone(customs with british policemen) +passengers waiting hall before arriving at the quay.
You cannot go to London without all those control checks trust me
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yes you access first to the international zone(customs with british policemen) +passengers waiting hall before arriving at the quay.
You cannot go to London without all those control checks trust me
I know i've been to London 1 time with eurostar from brussels but at lille I couldn't see any type of border control. Are those platforms also used by normal TGV's ? If yes how do they prepare the arrival of a eurostar train ? Because the platform has to empty to avoid smugglers or illigal immigrants using the train to go to England.
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I know i've been to London 1 time with eurostar from brussels but at lille I couldn't see any type of border control. Are those platforms also used by normal TGV's ? If yes how do they prepare the arrival of a eurostar train ? Because the platform has to empty to avoid smugglers or illigal immigrants using the train to go to England.
They have dedicated platforms both in Brussels and Paris. As a train lover, let me say that the Brits are really a pain in the a**! A big part of the advantage of high-speed trains is supposed to be that you just get aboard and leave without wasting one minute on any of the tedious controls they have in airports. - And that's the case across Europe these days. Except... if you're unlucky enough to have to go to London.
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@3737-> the border control is at mezzanine (deck) level.
When you arrive from brussels you cannot see them because passengers who get on eurostar have down the stairs before accessing the final quay.

It is a dedicated international zone at the end of the station.
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They have dedicated platforms both in Brussels and Paris. As a train lover, let me say that the Brits are really a pain in the a**!
I know, it is our island mentality. However outside of rail links, it doesn't cause that much inconvenience. Ferry ports and airports typically involve quite a bit of waiting and queuing anyway so an extra layer of customs and passport control isn't really an issue.

Last time I took Eurostar London-Brussels, someone got on at Lille to go to Brussels and paid on the train. Is this normally possible? The guards seemed a little perplexed about it. Would she have had to show her passport for a journey entirely within Schengen?
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