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« on: March 02, 2024, 16:17:45 »

We had news of Railcoop before, trying to set up a worker-owned operator of long-distance regional trains.

There are also two groups setting up similar operations but of high-speed trains. All of these are slowly working their way through the required steps: approval by the regulator (ART), negotiation of a track access agreement with SNCF (Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais - French National Railways) Réseau, raising their starting capital, and signing a deal with a manufacturer to buy the trains (not in that order).

Le Train wants to operate in the west of France, linking Nantes with Bordeaux partly on LGVs (Large Goods Vehicle) but not going via Paris. They have a deal with Talgo for ten trains, for delivery by 2025.

Kevin Speed (no, really!) aim to do a Lumo, more or less, from Paris to Lille, Strasbourg, and Lyon. The are touting very low prices (down to €3), and targeting frequent travellers with a discount based on recent ussage. They have just announced an access deal with SNCF Réseau, and got a lot of TV coverage from it, but don't have a deal for trains yet. Their trains will be branded "ilisto" - I have no idea why. ("Kevin" has become quite popular as a name in France recently, and has a "popular", as opposed to elitist, image.)
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