Category: trains

November 16th, 2009 by ptinfrance

Pack up your car with your friends and family to spend some time in England. For their 15th anniversary, Eurotunnel is have a sale, and it’s pretty good. For a month from November 17th to December 17th (it should’ve been from the 15th to th 15th!), a roundtrip from Calais to Folkestone (or vice versa) and traveling on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, will cost 15€ only. The sale is good for same day trips but if you want to stay longer, just buy a second roundtrip ticket from the other direction (provided it’s during this month and on a qualifying day.) If you’re coming from England, it costs £15. This fee is per car so if you have many people in your car, it still only costs 15!

More information or call 08705 700 800.

NOTE: Quote promotional code: 15 years

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October 27th, 2008 by ptinfrance

A guy dropped his phone in the toilette of the TGV and tried to retrieve it. Was he CRAZY putting his HAND down a nasty ole French toilet?! I would be so glad never to see that phone again. Ew. Well, his hand got stuck. Beurk!!!

A high-speed TGV train en route to Paris was delayed for over two hours after a passenger got his arm stuck in the toilet, France Info radio reported.

The 26-year-old man found himself in this embarrassing – and painful – position after inadvertently dropping his mobile phone into the commode.

When he tried to retrieve the device, he found himself trapped by the toilet’s suction action.

According to witnesses, both the victim and the loo had to be removed from the train on a stretcher so that he could be freed by firefighters.

The hapless passenger survived the incident with a painful elbow, but nothing was broken, his rescuers said.


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August 29th, 2008 by ptinfrance

sncf usb train tickets
From the rawfeed:

“France’s national train service (SNCF) is offering 1,000 USB TRAIN TICKETS in a trial. The tickets also contain a unique-ID RFID chip that provides wireless “easy pass” access to trains. By plugging the card into a PC USB port, the users’ computers are automatically connected to the SNCF web site, where they can make payments and get schedules. Schedules can be downloaded to the card. The cards work like a debit card — passengers buy some amount — say, 100 Euros — then the fare is deducted each time they ride. The cards also serve as photo ID, with passengers’ pictures on the outside.”

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