French rail operator SNCF has announced potential plans to launch a Paris - Berlin high-speed service in December 2023 alongside Germany’s Deutsche Bahn.
SNCF's Alain Krakovitch said the demand for high-speed rail travel is showing no signs of slowing down in Europe and pointed to the success of the Paris-Barcelona and Milan high-speed links. Travelling by rail also results in considerably fewer emissions than air travel.
Jean-Pierre Farandou, the SNCF chief reported he hopes the journey will start in December 2023 offering one trip a day. He commented “together with our German colleagues we’re going to take a chance and launch this train.”
A Paris – Berlin night service is also expected to resume in 2023.
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