The first TGV ( fast train) ran between Paris and Lyon for the first time on 27th September 1981.
There are 800 TGV per day, stopping at 230 stations.
It goes at an average speed of 320km per hour!
In 2010, 98,5 million passengers had taken the TGV in France; 1,7 billion in France and Europe.
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