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MAV-Start Intercity Première, Debrecen – Budapest Nyugati: New cars make all the difference

After a few days in Hungary's second-largest city, it was time to head back to the capital, Budapest. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding We arrived at Debrecen station about 45 minutes before our train was due to depart...

MAV-Start Intercity Première, Budapest Nyugati – Debrecen: Solid but with no frills

We left the Ritz-Carlton Budapest about 40 minutes before our train left for Debrecen. We arrived at the station about 25 minutes before departure. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding Our train was already docked and announced when we...

Paris-Lille by TGV in 1st class: zero service but we’ve seen worse

Absolutely no service between Paris and Lille on this TGV in 1st class, but a certain level of comfort, which in the end is all that matters. So it's off to Gare du Nord for the start of our trip,...

Cheap train tickets? It doesn’t exist, or almost doesn’t

There is one main obstacle to the development of truly low-cost rail services: the very heavy infrastructure requirements of this mode of transport, both in terms of construction and maintenance. Between galloping inflation, erosion of purchasing power and rising...

Paris-Strasbourg on Deutsche Bahn ICE, 1st class: a very cheap first class

Deutsche Bahn's ICE First Class product offers a relatively mediocre experience compared to its European competitors, particularly in terms of hard product. Always curious to try out new things, I took advantage of my trip to Strasbourg to try...

Spain’s Renfe high-speed trains soon to enter the French market

Spanish operator Renfe is set to begin high-speed train services on the Paris-Lyon line in 2024, just before the Olympic Games. Even if the French rail network is open to competition, few operators have yet come to compete with SNCF...

Lyon-Paris on Trenitalia : weird service

While Trenitalia and its Executive Class are second to none on the Paris-Lyon route, the service varies greatly from trip to trip. For this return trip I did not make the same mistake as the last time I booked...

Paris-Lyon in executive class on Trenitalia: as good as usual

Trenitalia's Executive Class is the most comfortable way to travel between Paris and Lyon despite a somewhat irregular service. Invited to attend a Euroleague basketball game in Villeurbanne on a Friday evening, I took the opportunity to spend a weekend...

Lyon-Paris, SNCF TGV inOui in Business Première: false advertising or deliberate scam?

It's time to go back to Paris after this excellent but too short stay in Lyon. And for once it is almost with joy and in any case with a lot of impatience that I booked a TGV in...