The East European TGV offers service to 20 Eastern France cities, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, Zurich and eight other cities.
Direct connections between cities decrease travel times for 37 million Europeans in the regions served by the Eastern TGV. Trains travel at speeds of 300 kilometers per hour.
Travel times from Paris
The French high-speed train reduces travel times by 30 to 50 per cent. Reims is only 45 minutes from Paris and Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. Travel time from Metz is one hour and 25 minutes. Travel time from Nancy is 1.5 hours and travel time from Strasbourg is only two hours and 20 minutes.
The 52 railcars for the East European TGV have interiors designed with help from Christian Lacroix. Trains provide individual electrical outlets in first class, lighting that varies in intensity by time of day, reading lights, larger reclining seats with headrests and footrests.
TGV lounges have a family section with play areas, a snack bar and a bar where passengers can eat and drink.
The Societe Nationale de Chemins de Fer spent more than one billion euros on the East European TGV high-speed train.