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It is true that focus on TGV has damaged the inter-regional express trains, but in many regions, it has boosted the development of local express trains (TER) with schedules coordinated with TGV.

I am a regular TGV user since 1981 and I still find it a fantastic way to travel. The 3 hours limit is not absolute: I also use TGV to go from Lyon to Brussels and back, which takes a little less than 4 hours. Compared to flying to there (around 3 hours from city centre to city centre), it's much more comfortable and reliable, with plenty of time to work or relax.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 05:52:35 AM EST
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