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Satisfactory

You can buy a car or use the busing system instead...

Cost, Smells, Locations, Strikes, Foul People, Unr...

Someone that was not French, once told me that no matter how overrated many French products can sometimes be, they do have amazing Transportation systems. Whomever told me this, I can't remember anymore, but I would have to tell that person now, that they have been deluding themselves. What they...

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SNCF, La Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer (‘National Society of the Railways’ for non-French speakers), is the name given for the train network in France. Unlike the ridiculous system in Britain, SNCF is nationalised, so provides rail services for the entire country. Whether it is...

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Excellent

“TGV is just the ticket!”

published 27/07/2000

Fast and effiecient service

Be early - the TGV waits for no man

I have worked and lived both Paris and Grenoble in France. This means when I am in one place, the chances are I want to visit people in the other. Well, I was working in Paris and made a last-minute decision to go to Grenoble for the weekend so I thought be clever and plan ahead Thursday I went...

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Excellent

“FRENCH RAILWAYS.”

published 13/05/2004

Efficiency is superb.

None.

During my time in France, I have many times booked online to travel to other parts of France by train. Living in a rural area, it was interesting that SNCF (which actually stands for National Society of Iron Roads) even serve smaller communities in France, and what they do is have a network of...

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Excellent

Extensive network, fast trains

Costly, Inter-Railers must pay supplements

The British railways remain the subject of cynical moaning, a deflating energy-sapping experience for many commuters throughout the country. I don't think the British railways are as bad as the negative press would have you believe. I use the train maybe once per month, and never have a problem...

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Super

Fast, Reliable

They had a pretty limited food selection

I was using the TGV as a quick method of getting Marseille to Lille in just a few hours, without having to fly. From Lille I would change to Eurostar (see my op 'Why We're Going Off Eurostar') and from London I would change to GNER to Newcastle (see my forthcoming op) The options of getting to...

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Super

“the modern cart”

published 15/03/2001

too many

insecurity ? sometimes, but quite rare

France's got an evident advance on the English railway! And it's not because I'm French I'm saying that! I did travel with both English and French train and I can assert we are better in this domain...it maight be the only one too. I could make a list of the advantages but I would need too much...

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Excellent

“FRANCE RAIL TRAVEL”

published 30/08/2003

quick easy travel

none

There are a few differences that I have noticed between French rail travel and Eglish rail travel. For one, most of the French trains are on time (that was meant as a joke) but it is really true. Another thing is that when you book a ticket you are asked if you are a smoker or non smoker and the...

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Super

“"Choo Choo" said Thomas”

published 03/07/2000

fast, on time

Being brought up in England I've always tried to avoid trains, but when traveling on a budget in France I realised how pleasant it could be. Their trains run on time and they have highspeed trains which cuts travel time dramatically. And the best thing is the price, they have a number of...

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