TGV Duplex

In this edition of our high speed rail news series, we cover new developments of high speed rail lines in France and Spain, the latest generation of TGV trains going into service, and environmental breakthroughs including a solar power train tunnel and Eurostar’s ambitious plan to further lower its carbon footprint.

Brittany French Crepes

Just 2.5 hours away from Paris, Rennes, the capital of the Bretagne region, is both savory and sweet. Come taste a different side of France that’s filled with tradition.

New Eurostar

Sixteen years and about 115 million passengers later – Eurostar has decided to rebrand. Along with a sleek new logo comes an all encompassing new name “Eurostar International”.

Black Forest Cake

The Black Forest stretches 100 miles along Germany’s southwestern border with France. The region got its name because its forests are so dense the locals called them black. The best way to see it all is truly by driving (yes, Rail Europe is saying this.)

French Food

Blog post comparing French and Italian cuisines. Italian food is more focused on the ingredients rather than the technique, and tastes lighter thanks to prodigious use of olive oil. French cuisine relies heavily on butter (hence, those divine cream sauces.)

NTV Italo Train

Our President and CEO, Frédéric Langlois, contributes to our High Speed Rail News series this month with the latest news about Italian high speed rail. A new Italian private company enters the high speed train area, the Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatore (NTV) with service starting at the end of 2011.