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SNCF: more trains, lines, services ... the high-speed Ouigo accelerates


The Ouigo Plus pack at 9 euros will allow you to travel with a large suitcase, to choose your seat and to use wi-fi. The next trains

In eight years, the TGV Ouigo has transported 70 million passengers.

And he does not intend to stop there.

In addition to a new Ouigo at conventional speed, the SNCF announced this Thursday morning the putting on the rails of new trains, new lines and new services by 2025.

From October 6, two rates will be available when booking online: “Ouigo Essentiel” and “Ouigo Plus”.

The first only includes your hand luggage and a cabin suitcase.

If you also want to carry a large suitcase, choose your seat, wi-fi or "Ouifun" (a video offer), you have to take them as a paid option or opt for the all-inclusive package "Ouigo Plus" at 9 euros (7 euros as an introductory offer).

From December 17, resumption of the line to alpine ski resorts

“The Ouigo in Spain is a very interesting experience and we were inspired by it to develop our offer in France,” explains Alain Krakovitch, director of Voyages SNCF. Ouigo Plus is chosen there by more than 25% of our customers. Since last May, the Madrid-Barcelona line operated by SNCF as part of the European opening up to competition has transported 500,000 customers. “Our occupancy rate is between 95% and 99%. Ouigo took a 37% market share on this line and increased its overall traffic by 17%. "

As for destinations, Ouigo France will resume, from December 17, its seasonal line to the Tarentaise valley, with Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Savoie) as its terminus.

Next summer, it will extend its Breton service to Quimper (Finistère) from April to September, and, in Morbihan, Vannes, Auray and Lorient.

From 2023, new connections will be created: Paris-Brest (Finistère) and Paris-Quimper every day, Paris-La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), from Friday to Monday, and finally the south line will be extended from Montpellier ( Hérault) to Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) via Sète, Agde, Béziers, in Hérault, and Narbonne (Aude).

15 additional destinations within three years

By 2025, SNCF plans to increase the fleet of its Ouigo trains from 38 to 50 sets.

Equipped with thinner seats, these twelve additional trains will accommodate 30 more travelers per trip, or 1,298 seats, as well as eight bicycle hooks and two convivial spaces inspired by the success of the tapas bars of the Spanish Ouigo.

The on-board snacking offer remains to be defined.

The Ouigo TGVs carried 18 million passengers in 2019. Their objective by 2025: “Open fifteen more destinations and represent 25% of high speed in France.


Source: leparis

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