Information published on 20 February 2009 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 131.

Switzerland / France

“TGV Lyria” - increased sales and new services on board

  • Europe
  • Passenger

In 2008, the traffic of TGV Lyria increased by 10%. More than 3.8 million passengers travelled aboard TGV Lyria in 2008, including 2.2 million of international passengers. These results are due in part to the new TGV Lyria link Zurich - Basel – Paris which is a real success since its launch in June 2007. In addition, new catering services, like the possibility to have a free meal for 1st class’ passengers, will be offered on the link Geneva-Paris from March 1st. Improvements in travel time are also planned for late 2009, linking Lausanne to Paris in 3h30 (instead of 3:48 today) and Berne to Paris in 4:25 (4:48 today). In 2010, the travel time between Geneva and Paris will be 3:05 (instead of 3:22 today).