Thalys: back on track

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Published on 21/06/18 - Updated on 17/03/22


The company is launching three new destinations, a new design and a new offer.

A wind of renewal is blowing over Thalys. Encouraged by very positive results in the first half of 2018 (+4.7% traffic, +2.8% turnover) despite rail strikes in France (-8% traffic), the Franco-Belgian brand is reorganizing its offer and continuing to grow.

The railway company will expand its network from 2019. In April, two new services, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Marne-la-Vallée will connect Brussels, but also Antwerp, Rotterdam, Schiphol and Amsterdam, where two daily return trips will be made. At the end of June, a Bordeaux-Brussels line will be inaugurated and it will take just 4h07 to travel from one city to the other.

A new "Premium Mini" leisure fare will allow passengers who wish to travel as a couple to benefit from the advantages of the "Premium" class (in-seat catering service) and a 30% discount on the fare. However, the ticket will not be exchangeable or refundable.

The new design of the trains, signed by Axel Enthoven of Yellow Window and French designer Matali Crasset, will prioritize comfort and a new colour chart named "RubY" to create "the most beautiful red train possible".

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