Air France must not compete with SNCF’s TGV

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  • canucklad

    There is no longer any need for short-haul flights since high-speed trains are faster, less polluting and arrive directly into city centres with no need for an airport shuttle ride.

    Not always, I was able to leave my West London office as late as 5.30 and be enjoying a pint in my local village pub in West Lothian no later than 9.00pm , usually 8.30ish
    If i took that same journey by train , to my local station , I’d have to leave at 4 and struggle to get home before the pub shut !
    Oh, and I’d still have time for a few drinks in the lounge before flying north


    This would be on an LHR/EDI flight on BA for 1.5hr. Would the reason be that the rail network in GB has not kept up with modernization and high-speed upgrades?


    Not sure whether the two are connected but SNCF is boosting capacity between Paris and Lyons.

    This is one of the routes which Air France has agreed to drop (for point-to-point travellers). The situation for connecting travellers via CDG is not finalised as far as I am aware.

    SNCF will operate TGV Ouigo Paris-Lyon from July 4

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