Thalys

Looks like the Dutch are finally going to get their high speed rail line running towards the end of the year, which is probably only six month late (maybe more). The Thalys will be running from Amsterdam to Brussels in 1h 53, and to Pairs in just 3h 18. What will be interesting is the impact on air travel between these cities, plus the other cities in The Netherlands that HSL4 serves…

Whilst on the subject of Thalys, graffiti artists have managed to liven up four coaches on the. From the description I get the feeling that they were invited to do so, and the end result is something I find very good; this to me is art rather than the defacing scrawl of someone’s “signature”…

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6622790&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Graffiti on the Thalys from Raphael on Vimeo.

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