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Those crazy Frogs are at it again!

Believe it or not, the newest French train would shave 33 minutes off the London – Paris running time. Yep, 1 hour and 42 minutes. It’s a good thing we have no need for such new-fangled stuff in the USA! The London Telegraph reports.

By Henry Samuel in Paris

Last Updated: 1:57am GMT 05/02/2008

The TGV, France’s very fast train and a source of Gallic pride, is set to be replaced by an even speedier model, the AGV, which President Nicolas Sarkozy will officially launch today.

The unveiling of the AGV, Automotrice à Grande Vitesse (high-speed self-propelled carriage) will take place near La Rochelle, western France.

The new generation of trains will travel at a top speed of 224 mph compared to 186 kph for most TGVs (Trains a Grande Vitesse) currently used in France.

Filed under: Amtrak

One Response

  1. Ben Schiendelman says:

    You say most TGVs travel at 186kph – that should be mph. And of course, the new TGV Est tops out at 320kph / 200mph, with plans to increase to 350kph.

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