11 Facts About InterCity


InterCity is the classification applied to certain long-distance passenger train services in Europe.

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An international variant of the InterCity trains are the EuroCity trains which consist of high-standard coaches and are run by a variety of operators.

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InterCity trains have become the standard as the Finnish long-distance rail travel mainstay, and their predecessors, blue-carriaged express trains, are being withdrawn off the schedules.

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In Germany, the InterCity network was launched in 1971 to accompany and eventually replace the Trans Europ Express trains.

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In Greece, InterCity trains operated by privately owned TrainOSE run in the following routes:.

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In Hungary the first InterCity train departed on 1991, since then almost 10 million people use these trains every year.

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This, coupled with the subsequent withdrawal of most coaching stock bearing the logo and the rebrand to the Translink name, means that the InterCity brand has largely disappeared from Northern Ireland Railways.

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The newer coaches, called InterCity Plus, have renovated interiors with sockets for PC or mobile phones added to each compartment.

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All InterCity trains consist of new comfortable cars which are fully air conditioned.

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Since then, the InterCity trains serve an auxiliary role, calling at smaller stations and providing a cheaper alternative for the costly X 2000.

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InterCity trains serve most of Swiss cities and provide direct connections from Zurich and Geneva airports.

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