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Loïk Le Floch-Prigent

1995-1996: TGV Duplex

As chairman from 1995 to 1996, Loïk Le Floch-Prigent oversaw the launch of Thalys, the first service linking Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. During the same period, SNCF introduced the TGV duplex—a double-decker, high-speed trainset serving its most heavily-travelled lines.