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Meet The New Trains Of Our Homepage

by Brice Boulesteix, posted 13 May 2015 | One comment

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We keep receiving great feedback about the trains we display on the home page of our website. They have been featured on various media websites in France including Capital and Le Figaro. But the time has come to make them evolve and add a few more trains. Do you know what’s cooler than two animated trains? Nine animated trains!

A big thank you to Enrico, our designer who made the illustrations below.

Meet the cast:

Eurostar

EurostarBuilt between 1992 and 1996, Eurostar’s fleet consists of 38 trains, designated Class 373 in the United Kingdom and TGV TMST in France. The units have also been branded as the Eurostar e300 by Eurostar since 2015.

Thalys

ThalysThalys trains are operated by Thalys International, which capital is divided between SNCF (France) and SNCB (Belgium). The newest variant of their trains is the Thalys PBKA, which benefits from the motor technology of TGV Duplex sets, but without the bi-level carriages.

TGV Duplex

TGV DuplexIntroduced in 1995, the TGV Duplex is manufactured by Alstom, and operated by SNCF. It features bi-level carriages and a seating capacity up to 526 passengers.

TER

TERThe TER (standing for Transport Express Régional) is the brand name used by the SNCF to denote rail service run by the regional councils of France. It began operating in 1984. Every day, over 800 000 passengers are carried on 5,700 TER-branded trains.

ICE

ICE DBThe ICE (for Intercity-Express) is the flagship train of Deutsche Bahn. Introduced in 2000, the ICE 3 variant is made by Bombardier and Siemens and has a maximum capacity of 460 passengers.

Frecciarossa

FrecciarossaThe Frecciarossa, or ETR 500, is a high-speed train introduced in 1993 and operated by Trenitalia. It speeds up to 185mph (300 km/h).

Italo

NTV ItaloThe Italo is operated by NTV. It is originally named AGV (for Automotrice à grande vitesse) and built by Alstom. The maximum commercial speed is 360 km/h.

Renfe

RenfeThe AVE Class 100 of the Renfe is built by Alstom and was the first high-speed train put into service in Spain, back in 1992. Its maximum speed is 225mph (360 km/h).

Guest Star: TGV Atlantique

TGV AtlantiqueThis iconic TGV is the second generation of SNCF’s High Speed trains. Introduced in 1989 to serve the LGV Atlantique line, it was the first to wear the new “Atlantique” design (blue & gray) which replaced the original orange of the original TGV.

Seat Reservations for Deutsche Bahn Tickets

by Carl, posted 26 September 2013 | 2 comments

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Capitaine Train now offers optional seat reservations for Deutsche Bahn tickets

As of today Capitaine Train customers may additionally book seat reservations for tickets of Deutsche Bahn.

This is particularly important for travellers from abroad who often wish to be reassured that they get a seat on the trains they’ve booked.

Making a reservation couldn’t be simpler. Just check the box in the "Options" section when buying your ticket.
That’s it.

Reservation

To find out for which trains reservations are available, simply click on the question mark next to "Reservation".

Regional trains such as RE/RB and S-Bahn trains only offer free placement. On international trains a reservation is often mandatory and thus in most cases already included in the ticket price.

The seat and coach are displayed right after you made your payment.

Seat

Reservations for each journey with Deutsche Bahn are for a maximum of two trains. So if you want to reserve more than two trains in a single journey, an additional charge of 4.00 EUR is applied for each additional two trains.

This charge is unfortunately not refundable!

Since seat reservations aren’t always available, the booking process won’t complete should it be impossible to reserve a seat for your desired train.

Planned Features

Our goal is to implement preferred seating areas such as window and aisle, the DB train zones "quiet" and "telephone" and, of course, the available different train compartments in the future.