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Elipsos
Elipsos
Internacional S.A. is a Spanish company which was set up in 2001 by Spanish RENFE
RENFE
and French SNCF
SNCF
with a 50% share each. It was created to handle the logistics of Trenhotel
Trenhotel
night railway services between Spain
Spain
and France, Switzerland
Switzerland
and Italy; in 2013 only services to France
France
remained; they were cut back to thrice a week in September 2013, and discontinued on 15 December as the high speed line between France
France
and Spain
Spain
had opened.[1] The Elipsos
Elipsos
Trenhotel
Trenhotel
operated with Talgo
Talgo
gauge change trains. Elipsos
Elipsos
now handles high-speed trains between France
France
and Spain, sold as "Renfe- SNCF
SNCF
in Cooperation". Services[edit] Trains managed by Elipsos:

Paris
Paris
Gare de Lyon - Barcelona
Barcelona
(operated by SNCF
SNCF
TGV) Lyon Part-Dieu - Barcelona
Barcelona
(operated by Renfe AVE) Toulouse - Barcelona
Barcelona
(operated by Renfe AVE) Marseille - Madrid
Madrid
(operated by Renfe AVE)

Former trains:

Pau Casals at Zurich HB

Salvador Dalí at Milan Centrale

Francisco de Goya ( Madrid
Madrid
Chamartin- Paris
Paris
Austerlitz) (ended December 2013) Joan Miró ( Barcelona
Barcelona
Estació de França- Paris
Paris
Austerlitz) (ended December 2013) Pau Casals ( Barcelona
Barcelona
Estació de França
Estació de França
-Zürich Hauptbahnhof) (ended 7 December 2012) Salvador Dalí ( Barcelona
Barcelona
Estació de França
Estació de França
-Milano Centrale) (ended 7 December 2012)

The Elipsos
Elipsos
bed carriages were operated by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits and by the different national railway companies. In France
France
the train was pulled by an SNCF
SNCF
locomotive, and in Spain
Spain
by a RENFE
RENFE
one. The Francisco de Goya departed Paris
Paris
every night except Saturday at 19:45 during the summer months and less frequently during the winter. As of September 2013 it only ran from Madrid
Madrid
only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the return services from Paris
Paris
on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. The 'Joan Miró departed Paris
Paris
every night at 20:34 and arrived Barcelona
Barcelona
at 08:24. In all these trains customers could take dinner and breakfast in the dining car. As of September 2013, it only ran from Barcelona
Barcelona
only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the return services from Paris
Paris
on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays.[2] The trains generally had these classes:

Reclining seat Tourist Class (4-bed accommodation) Club Class (1- or 2-bed accommodation with breakfast included) Grand Class (1- or 2-bed accommodation with shower/WC, dinner and breakfast included)

References[edit]

^ http://www.seat61.com/Spain.htm#.U0lzABYj8qY ^ http://www.elipsos.com/en/PlazasLibres.aspx

External links[edit]

Company website

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