11 décembre 2007 2 11 /12 /décembre /2007 04:11
I had taken the earliest train from Coventry which would normally have arrived at just after 7 but there was a delay due to some track problem and we were waiting outside Rugby. I managed to catch my Eurostar train - I found the staff very helpful in helping me change my ticket and we were off.
At the Gare du Nord, Herve from PTITCAR was waiting for me as promised and whisked me off to La Villette which was further than I had anticipated.
He was just as punctual waiting for me to get me back to Gare de l' Est to catch the train to Strasbourg.
The station has finished its renovations and look much brighter and has many more shops - I managed to get some pasta -
The TGV is much more spacious than the UK counterparts much though i am indepted to Virgin trains, it cannot be compared to French trains - where I can transfer and put up my feet.
This is the system where they get you up on a train - they call it a passerelle which means a bridge. They put you on it and then they cranck it up to the train level.