Bordeaux-Lyon for €38? Company plans to reopen route

Meet the family who plan to restart Bordeaux-Lyon trains
Meet the family who plan to restart Bordeaux-Lyon trains

A brother-and-sister-led railway co-operative plans to reopen a direct Bordeaux to Lyon passenger line with ticket prices at €38, the cost of a car-share trip between the two cities.

The service was abandoned by SNCF in 2014 but the Railcoop co-operative believes it can make it a success and plans to restart services in two years. Alexandra Debaisieux, Railcoop’s deputy managing director said: “The lines are still maintained and used by SNCF but only for local services. There is no train between the two large cities, the only option is to wait for a connection. Our trains will be comfortable, with separate carriages for those who ...

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