VIDEO: See inside France's 'next generation' TGV trains

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VIDEO: See inside France's 'next generation' TGV trains
The presentation of the new SNCF's TGV "M" next generation high-speed train at the Alstom plant, western France, on September 9, 2022. (Photo by XAVIER LEOTY / AFP)

France's national rail operator SNCF has released film footage of its new style TGV trains - complete with extra bar space and a games room - which are set to go into service in 2024


Hailed the 'TGV of the future', French national rail line executives are calling the TGV M - the new train carriage to be debuted in 2024 - a "revolutionary flagship."

In the video below, Info France 2 took a look at the futuristic new railway vehicle, which is set to be equipped with 20 percent more capacity, nine carriages instead of eight, and 32 percent less CO2 emissions.


The TGV M - which stands for TGV Mobilité - will sport a more aerodynamic appearance, also intended to help in 'energy sobriety.'

Inside the train there will be more space, more seats, a bar on both floors and a 'games room' with a widescreen TV, which in the promo video appears to be showing a football game.

The TGV M will be launched toward the end of 2024 on the historic Paris-Lyon line (LGV Sud-Est).

SNCF's CEO told BFMTV that he hopes to run the train outside of France as well. "It will start running to Italy on the Paris-Milan line, a line that has been incredibly successful, in 2026," he said.

The French railway saw its busiest ever summer as many people took the decision to take the train, rather than the plane, on their holidays in order to help the planet. 


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