FRANCE’s remaining few diesel-hauled passenger services are likely to be history by the end of 2019. In December 2018 the last through Intercités trains from Paris to Montluçon ceased operation following the timetable change on December 9. These were operated by electric locos from Paris Austerlitz to Bourges and onward to Montluçon with a diesel…
SEVERAL batches of new multiple units have been ordered by the French regions which are taking over responsibility for most non-high-speed Intercités routes. ‘Omneo Premium’ part double-deck articulated EMUs were ordered from Bombardier in November to operate services between Paris Nord and Maubeuge/St Quentin in northern France. The new trains will replace SNCF Class BB…
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