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Thalys is a high-speed train network built around the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. This track is shared with Eurostar trains that go from Paris or Brussels to London via Lille and the Channel Tunnel and with French domestic TGV trains. The system uses two models of trains, which both belong to the TGV (train à grande vitesse) family of high-speed trains built by Alstom in France, although they are not identical to domestic TGV sets. Download high resolution version (974x644, 114 KB)Thalys train, photographed at Aachen Hauptbahnhof on 2003-09-15 by myself, released under GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (974x644, 114 KB)Thalys train, photographed at Aachen Hauptbahnhof on 2003-09-15 by myself, released under GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search Japanese Shinkansen trains began the development of modern high-speed railways (shown here: West Japan Railway Company 500 Series Shinkansen at Kyoto). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the headquarters of the European Union, as two of its four main institutions have... Jump to: navigation, search Eurostar, see Eurostar Italia. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Nord-Pas de Calais Département Nord (59) Mayor Martine Aubry (PS) (since 2001) Area 39. ... Jump to: navigation, search Channel Tunnel The British terminal at Cheriton, from the Pilgrims Way The Channel Tunnel, (French: le tunnel sous la Manche; popularly nicknamed the Chunnel in English) is a 50-km-long (~31 imperial miles) rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover, connecting... Jump to: navigation, search TGV trains depart from Gare Montparnasse in Paris to western and south-western destinations. ... Jump to: navigation, search Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation and manufacturing trains (e. ...


Beyond Brussels, the main cities Thalys trains reach are Antwerp, The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Liège, Aachen and Cologne. Trains to these destinations run partly on dedicated high-speed tracks (some of these are yet to be built), and partly on older tracks shared with normal-speed trains. Plans to continue the line to Cologne further to Frankfurt had to be abbandoned because of the insufficient power the Thalys trainsets generate when operating under the 15 kV voltage system used in Germany. Jump to: navigation, search Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (Dutch: Brussel, French: Bruxelles, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium and is considered by many to be the headquarters of the European Union, as two of its four main institutions have... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search Arms of The Hague The Hague (with capital T; Dutch: Den Haag, or officially s-Gravenhage) is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country, in the province South Holland of which it is also the capital. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other places named Rotterdam, see Rotterdam (disambiguation) Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam), located in the province of Zuid Holland. ... Jump to: navigation, search Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ... Jump to: navigation, search Liège (Dutch: Luik, German: Lüttich; before 1946, the citys name was written Liége, with the acute accent) is a major city located in the Belgian province of Liège, of which it is the capital. ... Jump to: navigation, search Map of Germany showing Aachen Aachen (French Aix-la-Chapelle, Dutch Aken, Latin Aquisgranum, Ripuarian Oche) is a spa city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, 65 km to the west of Cologne, and the westernmost city in Germany... Jump to: navigation, search Cologne skyline at night with river Rhine in the foreground and famous Cologne Cathedral on the right. ... Jump to: navigation, search Frankfurt am Main â–¶(?) [ˈfraÅ‹kfÊŠrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ...


From Paris, the French TGV network has high-speed links to other French cities including Avignon and Marseille, Geneva in Switzerland, and also Paris's main international airport Charles de Gaulle airport near Roissy and the Disneyland theme park in Marne-la-Vallée. Jump to: navigation, search TGV trains depart from Gare Montparnasse in Paris to western and south-western destinations. ... Coat of arms of Avignon Avignon (pronounced in IPA, Provençal: Avignoun) is a commune in southern France with some 88,300 inhabitants in the city itself and 155,500 in the Greater Avignon area. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Actibus immensis urbs fulget Massiliensis. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jet dEau in Geneva Geneva (French: Genève) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland, situated where Lake Geneva (known in French as Lac Léman) flows into the Rhône River. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (French: A roport de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), serving Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centers, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Roissy-en-France, or simply Roissy, is a commune of the Val-dOise département, near Paris, France. ... Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a vacation and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, featuring two Disney theme parks, Disneyland Park (usually called Disneyland Paris) and Walt Disney Studios. ... Marne-la-Vallée is a new town located near Paris, France. ...


The link with the Charles de Gaulle airport allowed Air France to cancel its air service between Paris and Brussels; instead, Air France books seats on Thalys trains. Jump to: navigation, search Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (at January 2005). ...


Travel time from Brussels (Gare du Midi/Zuidstation) to Paris (Gare du Nord) is normally 1 hour, 25 minutes, for a distance of approximately 300 km. Peak speed is 300 km/h on a dedicated high-speed railway track. Main entrance to the Gare du Nord Gare du Nord is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCFs main line network in Paris. ... Jump to: navigation, search To help compare orders of magnitude; this page lists lengths between 100 and 1,000 km (105 and 106 m). ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...


Thalys has been given the IATA designator 2H. This is used in conjunction with American Airlines and Northwest Airlines. American Airlines has a codesharing agreement with Thalys for rail service from Charles de Gaulle airport to Brussels Midi. The airline alliance Skyteam also has a codesharing agreement with Thalys for rail service from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam to Antwerp's Berchem Station and Brussels Midi. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Jump to: navigation, search AA 777-200ER landing at London Heathrow Airport American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ... Jump to: navigation, search Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Skyteam logo The OneWorld logo The Star Alliance logo An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam Alliance is the global airline alliance partnering Aeroméxico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Schiphol (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ...


External links

  • Thalys official site
  • UK online bookings for Thalys train tickets

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rail Europe India: Fares and Schedules for Thalys trains in France. (220 words)
There are 18 Thalys trains per day that take you from Paris to Brussels in under 90 minutes.
All first class Thalys passengers traveling to Paris Gare du Nord from Amsterdam or other cities are offered the possibility of booking a taxi from the train.
Thalys can be booked up to 90 days in advance.
Thalys (191 words)
Thalys is a high-speed train network built around a dedicated track between Paris and Brussels.
This track is actually shared with Eurostar trains that go from Paris or Brussels to London through Lille and the Channel tunnel.
Beyond Brussels, the main cities Thalys trains reach are Antwerp, The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Liège and Cologne, partly on dedicated high-speed tracks (some of these are yet to be built), partly on older tracks shared with normal-speed trains.
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