Le Train news

Privately owned open-access start-up Le Train was established in February 2020 by industrialist Tony Bonifaci with the aim of becoming the first private high speed operator in France. In 2021 it applied to regulator ART for powers to run Arcachon – Bordeaux – Angoulême – Poitiers – La Rochelle regional high speed services using LGV Sud-Europe Atlantique, with some services extending to Nantes and Rennes, and it received its operating licence on December 24 2022. It has selected Talgo to supply Avril S106 high speed trainsets for its planned services.