“The classic TGV is dead”, was how one French newspaper signaled the news this week.
The headline was in relation to the official launch of InOui on Thursday by French rail chiefs SNCF.
InOui trains will now steadily be rolled out across the French rail network to replace the old TGV trains.
Although the change is more to do with marketing than any revolution of the French rail system.
InOui trains are basically rebranded TGVs and will act as SNCF's premium high speed service to go alongside the low-cost Ouigo trains that offer budget rail tickets to various cities in France.
InOui trains will be white, grey and a shade of red rather than the traditional blue TGVs whilst the Ouigo trains are pink and turquoise.