Monday, September 24, 2012

TGV Perpignan - Barcelona at last !

It seems that the fast TGV international train link between Perpignan and Barcelona will be operational from the third quarter of 2013 - that's about one year's time.

This is the first time I have seen a firm date given, after numerous delays, the most recent involving problems of tunnelling under parts of Barcelona close to the famous 'Sagrada Familia' still unfinished cathedral.

Journey times are estimated at 45 - 50 minutes, which will bring Barclona within easy commuting distance of Perpignan, for work, shopping or entertainmen and for using Barcelona's inyternational airport.. Currently it can take two to two and a half hours to drive. Barcelona is also notoriously difficult to get around by car and to park, though the public transport system - including the Metro - is excellent.