Thursday, December 17, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: TGV

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

In 1981, France's SNCF began operating the TGV service between Paris and Lyon. Introduction of the TGV was the first modern high-speed rail service on the European continent. One innovation of the TGV was that trains shared tracks with other trains in city centers, but used their own exclusive tracks, known as LGVs, for the long-haul.

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