Thalys PBKA Trainset 4301
Location: Gare du Nord, Paris, France
Operator of Vehicle: THI Factory
Date of Photo: June 12, 2008
Happy 20th birthday to Thalys! Thalys was initially established as a joint venture between SNCF, NMBS/SNCB, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, and Deutsche Bahn. Service began on June 2, 1996, the inaugural train operated from Paris to Amsterdam via Belgium. Today, Thalys is one of several international rail services provided through a joint venture of several different national railroads that help to make the European high speed train network as far reaching and comprehensive as it is today. Here’s to the next 20 years!
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