Sunday, September 20, 2009

The fast track to a great weekend

The fast track to a great weekend

Fast new trains are making city breaks across Europe simple. Andrew Eames makes quick hop to Zurich

A TGV Lyria in SwitzerlandA TGV Lyria speeds through Switzerland. Photograph: G. Vaitl/PR

Usually I try to blot out other people's mobile phone conversations when I'm on a train, but there was something intriguing about this one. I was on an early Eurostar heading for Zurich via Paris, sitting across the aisle from a typical British banker, when he took a call from his wife. Even across the carriage I could hear her agitation at the other end of the line, and his attempts to hush the call only made it all the more interesting. He signed off by promising to call someone – which he then did.
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