Do you reckon we'll ever see one day a Thaly's or TGV pull into London Waterloo just like the Eurostars? With the CTRL they should be able to run at a decent speed and since the French get to see our trains, why can't we see theirs?!
Holland on Rail said:Thalys, and other TGV types (except Eurostar) are UIC based, wich means they have the normal with of the european railway networks. In thre UK it's a bit smaller, so it is still 1435 mm track, but the space around doesn't allows other european trains then Eurostar.
1288gaje said:Thalys and TGVs are banned from the West London Line due to gauging...
I think that this was due to the fact that Eurostar does maintenance in 9 coch sets, so only half a unit at a time is maintained, this in turn occassionaly leads to 2 'good halfs' being released as 1 good set.tramboy said:There was actually a GNER Eurostar next to a Thalys set sometime I think, when 3306 and it's partner half set ended (???) up in France for some sort of testing...I could've sworn I read about it somewhere!