82,000 tickets sold on Paris-Barcelona TGV

Photo: SNCF.

More than 82,000 tickets have been sold on high-speed TGVs between Barcelona and Paris since the launch of the service in December.

French Transport Minister Frédéric Cuvillier and Spain’s Minister of Public Works, Ana Pastor, were in Barcelona to see off the first train on December 15 alongside Guillaume Pepy, chairman of SNCF, and Julio Gomez-Pomar Rodrigruez, president of Renfe.

The new train was launched with five services a day in each direction: two daily services from Paris to Barcelona, and three more trains from Toulouse to Barcelona, Lyon to Barcelona and Marseille to Madrid.

SNCF and Renfe have now announced the introduction of a new daily service between the two cities from March 31.

An additional train will leave Barcelona at 13.20, arriving in Paris at 19.53, and from Paris at 16.07, arriving in Barcelona at 22.46.


  1. Build high-speed rail lines, and people will flock to them! It is also a total misconception that high-speed long distance lines will not succeed. The longest high-speed route in the world at present, from Beijing to Guangzhou, has trains departing every few minutes. A London to Beijing route would be filled quickly, as would a route from Boston/New York via Chicago to Los Angeles/San Diego. People desire modern comfortable, safe, non-polluting, reliable, frequent rail transport.


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