A meeting hosted by Lisea, the operators of the high-speed rail between Tours and Bordeaux, with SNCF Reseau, Eurotunnel and High Speed 1 (the rail link between London and the Channel Tunnel) saw them discuss plans to operate a trial service sometime after 2020.
With a proposed journey time of five hours, the trains could offer seating for up to 900 passengers and fares to Bordeaux could be as low as £90 return.
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