This Monday, July 17, good news has just fallen for users of tricolor trains on a tight budget: “300,000 TGV and Intercity tickets” will be sold for the vast majority “between 29 and 49 euros”. This exceptional offer will only be valid on Monday July 31 and Tuesday August 1, SNCF said. Another point to remember: the journeys concerned will be carried out during the month of August and will concern the whole territory as well as the destinations requested during this summer period, specifies Le Parisien.

For the lucky ones who manage to get a ticket, it will be possible to travel in first class for 1 euro more, relays the MidiLibre. Objective: to fill the remaining trains more but also “to soften the image of the SNCF constantly pointed at for high prices”. “We want to allow those who book at the last minute to be able to travel by train, informed Alain Krakovitch, director of TGV-Intercités: TGV Inoui, Ouigo, Intercités, Europe, to Parisian. “Not everyone can plan their vacation several months in advance and benefit from the best prices when sales open,” he then concluded.

This Monday morning, the director of TGV-Intercité, to accompany this announcement, also sent an offbeat message via Twitter to “young users” holders of the advantage card: a “message for (our) young customers who have the Avantage card” .

“We offer you an additional 10 euros off your next ticket,” he said, wishing them a “good summer”. And to announce that these young customers will also be able to benefit from a 30% reduction at the bar. An announcement which comes as the company has just decided to increase the capped prices of the Avantage card by ten euros, pointed out the newspaper Le Figaro…