The TGVs won't be completely driverless, since they will be operated from a distance.
The autonomous TGVs could improve the regularity and speed of trains, especially in the Paris region, where multiple lines intersect, and where the smallest incident on a track can lead to many consequences.
The French National Railways (SNCF) has announced that its new low-cost TGV service has been christened as Ouigo.
According to SNCF, the fares for its new low-cost TGV service will be available from 10 ( 5 for children under 12 years of age).
The group gets its name from the French abbreviation for high-speed trains, and the TGV
initials are used primarily by the French national rail operator SNCF.
There's another incentive to head for France this summer: Rail Europe's special offers on first-class fares aboard high-speed TGV
trains heading for the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.
The superfast TGV
- Train a Grande Vitesse - established the new mark in a top-secret test on Tuesday.
According to GEC, TGVs run fastest on straight tracks tailored to their use.
Despite the larger size and increased capacity, the weight on truck axles of the two-level locomotive will be kept at 17 metric tons, the same as the weight on axles of other TGVs.
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ETR, AVE, TGV
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It has participated in the development of many of the world's leading high-speed rail systems, including four different TGVs
, the ICE trains used in Germany and the Netherlands, Italy's ETR 500, China's Xinshisu, Spain's AVE 102 and America's Acela.