Thursday, 15 August 2013

Eurostar and Thalys High Speed Trains, Europe.

Eurostar  is a high speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. All its trains traverse the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France.  The service is operated by eighteen-coach Class 373/1 trainswhich run at up to 300 kilometres per hour (186 mph) on a network of high-speed lines.

Thalys is an international high speed train  operator originally built around the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. This track is shared with Eurostar trains that go from Paris or Brussels to London via Lille and the Channel Tunnel. Thalys reaches Amsterdam and Cologne, and its system is operated by Thalys International.

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