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> 10 good reasons to take the train

• IN THE HEART OF THE CITIES 

Train stations are usually located in the heart of the cities and benefit from excellent connections with other transportations (subway, taxis, buses). 

• SAFETY 

Train travel is one of the safest method of transport. Over 100 millions people travelled last year by TGV at a speed of 300 km/h. 

• COMFORT 

Travelling by train is very comfortable, you can seat back and relax in the wide reclining seats, or you can walk through the train, have a meal... talk to the other passengers. Most rains have air-conditionning. 
There is lot of space to store your luggage and there is no weight restriction. 

• FLEXIBILITY 

The huge capacity and high frequency means that train travel can be very flexible. Just to put things in perspective, a boeing 737 carries 130 seats and a TGV Duplex has 500 seats. 

• SEAMLESS TRAVEL 

Taking the train is a stress free experience, just be at the station few minutes fbefroe departure and here you are ready to travel. No going through crowded airports, lengthy security checks, no queues to take taxis from the airport to the city centre. 

• TIME SAVING 

With TGV, you can go very far in a very short time. Take your breakfast in Paris, have lunch in Marseille, take the time to go to the beach and be back in time in Paris for dinner. 
More than a simple journey, it is an experience. 

• MONEY SAVING 

Train travel excellent value for money, especially if you choose to do it with a France Railpass. On overnight trains, you even save yourself a hotel night. 

• DISCOVER THE SCENERY 

From a plane window you can enjoy beautiful clouds and sky views, and maybe some landscapes, weather permitting. If you are on atrain, you’ll see lots of different sceneries and landscapes. 

• QUALITY TIME 

Take advantage of your trip to have a nice and relaxing time, have a meal, socialize with the other passengers. 

• AN ECO-FRIENDLY MEAN OF TRANSPORT 

Train travel is probably one of the most eco-friendly mean of transport and SNCF, the French national railway company, is aiming at reducing even more its trains’ carbon footprint. 
For more details see the Eco-Mobility section.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 15:17