On July 3, the French rail system opened the last link on the TGV-Est line between Paris and Strasbourg. The final 106 km (66 miles) between Baudencourt and Vendenheim allows high-speed service from Paris and several other TGV routes to the edge of metropolitan Strasbourg. This is section, delayed by the fatal testing accident last year, is sufficiently repaired to allow high-speed service.
The fastest TGV trains mill make the Paris-Strasbourg run in 1 hour 46 minutes. Although most traffic on the route will link those two cities, some through trains will ruin to/from French cities beyond Paris and nearby cities in Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland beyond Strasbourg.
— Ed Perkins, editor
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