Travel insurance: 'New rail links good for travellers in 2008'

Friday, 04 January 2008

Improved high-speed rail links opening up in 2008 should mean that there are new options in place for travellers, according to Rail Europe.

Recently, there have been changes in France, such as additions to the TGV network, something that his decreased journey times to places such as Strasbourg, a spokeswoman claimed.

And future plans to improve the network between Amsterdam and Brussels has meant that connections with London will be enhanced even further, she commented.

She added that while the travelling time is currently long - compared with a flight to Amsterdam - amendments will have a positive impact.

"Once this new high speed link is open, that time is going to be reduced to about four hours. Obviously that makes it a much more attractive proposition," she remarked.

Moreover, a quick line from Paris to Madrid and Barcelona is also good news for tourists, the firm noted.

Tourists should ensure that they have a viable travel insurance plan in place before heading off on holiday.

With over 60 destinations, The Train a Grande Vitesse transport network can reach speeds of 186mph.

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