ANNIVERSARY: Only the Paris-Lyon and Paris-Nantes lines are concerned by the offer by SNCF
The SNCF will offer 10,000 tickets at 1 euro on its website. The offer will be valid from 7 a.m. on May 23 but will only be accessible for 24 hours. Only journeys made aboard a “Ouigo Train Classic” between May 24 and July 5 inclusive are affected by this promotion, details TF1 Info.
14 stations at lower fares than other trains
It is to celebrate the first anniversary of this train range that the SNCF has set up this offer. The formula was launched in 2022 on two French rail lines: Paris-Lyon and Paris-Nantes. The “Ouigo Train Classic” trains serve a total of 14 stations including those of Dijon (Côte-d’Or), Saumur (Maine-et-Loire) and Angers (Maine-et-Loire) but also stops in the Paris region.
The network was designed to allow rapid travel at a lower cost. If the travel time can be similar to that of an Intercités or a TER, the price of the place is between 10 and 49 euros. “Ouigo Train Classique” met with success as the SNCF announced that it transported 1.3 million passengers during the first year of service. A third of them would be young people.
The railway company would also consider extending this offer to other sections. It could thus appear in Bordeaux (Gironde), Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), Lille (North) and even Brussels (Belgium). The development is however not planned in the immediate future. The SNCF wishes beforehand to wait for the end of the experimentation of the first two axes, planned for 2024.