[FR] First Eurostar train in Izy livery for Paris – Brussels low-cost services

This is the new Izy high speed train, that will enter service in 2019. The unit consists of former Eurostar TGV TMST half-trainsets no. 3213 and 3224. This train will replace TGV Réseau no. 4551. Today the 3213/3224 came to Belgium for the first time, sporting its new purple/green/white livery. 

Photos by Maarten Schoubben – be sure to check out his pictures on Flickr

The Izy train services by Thalys are a low-cost alternative for travellers between Paris-Nord station and Brussels South station.  You pay less compared to a normal Thalys, but you have to take a longer journey time for granted (2h 30m instead of 1h 20m). The Izy trains run over classic lines for a part of the journey.

First time in Belgium in new design – Izy 3224/3213 boud to Brussels passing Rebecq with 300 km/h – 17.11.2018 – Photo: Maarten Schoubben
First time in Belgium in new design – Izy 3224/3213 boud to Brussels passing Rebecq with 300 km/h – 17.11.2018 – Photo: Maarten Schoubben
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