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Flight shaming boosts train services

National News // Oct. 4, 2019

Flight shaming is already having an impact on train services. More people are taking the train instead of short haul flights across Europe.

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The French/Swiss TGV company Lyria says it will boost services by 30% from Swiss cities to Lyon and Paris as soon as December.

The schedule change is surprising rail analysts as its being brought in at such short notice. Lyria, which is jointly owned by SNCF and the Swiss Federal Railways, will offer 15,000 new seats every day from December 15th.

Similar changes are happening elsewhere in Europe. Germany’s high-speed trains will get cheaper as the government cuts VAT on tickets and a new high-speed service will run from Brussels to Amsterdam with the aim of cutting down the number of flights.  

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