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New High Speed Line makes Direct Train Travel between France, Germany & Switzerland Faster & Easier!

~ New High Speed Line makes Direct Train Travel between France, Germany & Switzerland Faster & Easier! ~

White Plains, N.Y., December 20, 2011 - Rail Europe, Inc. announces the opening of the new Rhine-Rhone high speed line in France. For the first time, direct service will be offered within France on routes including Paris to Besancon, Belfort or Mulhouse. International high speed TGV trains will offer direct service between France, Switzerland and Germany on routes such as Paris/Lausanne, Paris/Bern, Paris/Zurich and Frankfurt/Marseille.* Tickets for TGV trains including this newest section of high speed line are available for sale through the company website RailEurope.com.

“This newest section of high speed line will make a big difference to the way our clients can travel within France and also between France, Germany & Switzerland in 2012,” said company president & CEO, Frederic Langlois. “The Rhine-Rhone high speed line will offer faster travel times, more frequent and direct trains and the speed, ease and convenience of connecting between these countries makes for a better travel experience”.

The new high speed line runs East-West, reducing travel times from the north eastern city of Strasbourg to Lyon to just 3 hours and 40 minutes. The number of trains on this route will also increase to 6 round trips per day. The line will also run North-South from France into Germany and beginning in March 2012, travelers can go from Marseille or Avignon in the south of France directly to Frankfurt in Germany without changing trains - which will be a first!

*Frankfurt/Marseille service will begin in March 2012

Media Contact:

Samina Sabir
Public Relations Manager
Rail Europe Inc. 
ssabir@raileurope.com
Phone: 914-989-3385

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