60,000 free train tickets for young French and Germans

France and Germany will establish in the summer “a binational ticket“for young people, of which 60,000 copies will be free, “to encourage train travel within the two countries“, announced Sunday the two governments at the end of a Franco-German council of ministers in Paris. “To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Élysée Treatywhich sealed the reconciliation between the two countries,60,000 tickets will be made available free of charge, according to terms and conditions which will be specified shortly“Say the Ministers of Transport of the two countries, Clément Beaune and Volker Missing, in a joint press release.

The two States promise financial support for this system set up by SNCF and Deutsche Bahn (DB). Paris and Berlin also say “sustain» the development in 2024 of a direct high-speed rail link between Berlin and Paris as well as a night train linking the two European capitals.

The two railway companies had announced in May this Paris-Berlin TGV for December 2023. SNCF and Deutsche Bahn are already running high-speed trains together, TGV and ICE, between France and Germany, from there. opening of the first section of the Paris-Strasbourg high-speed line in June 2007.

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