Green light for ‘Green Speed’ Eurostar and Thalys merger 

The European Commission has approved the merger between Thalys and Eurostar, the Commission announced on Tuesday. The Thalys brand wil disappear, but the future ex-Thalys EMUs will remain ruby red.  This project is called Green Speed.

Thalys at Brussels-Midi.

The new company will be based in Brussels. Eurostar will provide services in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Gearing up for competition

The new Eurostar must prepare for competition. Trenitalia has shown interest in Brussels as destination. 

And Getlink, formerly known as Eurotunnel, wants other operators than Eurostar in its tunnel. It’s looking at buying adequate rolling stock to be rented out to existing train operators. Renfe perhaps.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Amazing train, thank’s for share Timothy.
    Have a relaxing day!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Timothy says:

      Thank you Elvira. You too.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Timothy.
        You as well.

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  2. pedmar10 says:

    Sadly thalys is gone the way of the vapor trains of old!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Timothy says:

      Indeed. 😕

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