> 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).
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 15:17|