The achievement of the French National Railways in attaining in February 1954, the world record speed of 151 mph on a test run between Dijon and Beaune is recognized. The routine speeds achieved in France in interurban service are mentioned. It is possible to reach almost all the principal cities in France at average speeds of over 60 mph from Paris, the list including Bayonne, Bordeaux, Dijon, Lille, Lyons, Marseilles, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, and Strasbourg; also Brussels in Belgium. The high speed trains are more expensive to ride than the slow trains. The high speed trains are mainly used at rush hours.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1955-2-25

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  • Accession Number: 00039637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM