Inauguration of the first IZY train

Launch of the first low-cost train between Brussels and Paris

Sunday, April 3, 2016 — Agnès Ogier, CEO of Thalys, inaugurated today at the train station Brussels-South the first IZY heading to Paris. The new low-cost train will allow passengers to travel between Paris and Brussels in 2h15 starting from 19 euros. 

 Agnès Ogier, Thalys’ CEO, said: “Today more than ever, we all stand with Brussels and Paris. Our two capitals have a strong historical link, made out of a shared love for culture, arts, as well as out of solidarity. With IZY, we want to convince even more travellers to take the train and discover these two cities. Thalys is fully committed to getting our two countries closer, and IZY will contribute to this goal.”

Jacqueline Galant, Belgian Minister of Mobility, also expressed her support for this new train: “The low-cost train IZY responds to the expectations of travellers who wants to travel on a different way. It is a new experience of a train journey in favour of a sustainable mobility combined with low fares.”

IZY is a new service from Thalys, specially designed for the leisure travellers, and which meets the demand for fast, sustainable and low-cost travelling. With two to three daily round trips, the new green and purple trains will connect the two cities in an average traveling time of 2h15 at very competitive prices. Tickets will be sold two months in advance, starting from 19 euros. They offer a great alternative until the last moment as their prices will not go over 59 euros (options excluded).

For more informations and for reservations: / @Izy_eng /

Photographes: © Thalys 2016, photo Patrick Lazik.

The IZY train in the station
Inauguration of the very first IZY train by Agnès Ogier, CEO of Thalys, in the presence of Philip Cordery, Representative of French citizens outside of France, Michel Jadot, Head of SNCB Europe and Axelle Pollet, spokesman for Mrs. Jacqueline Galant, Federal Minister for Mobility.
The interior of the IZY train
The interior of the IZY train
The IZY-services are provided by 100% Thalys staff, in customized uniforms.