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Thalys to stop low-cost IZY trains between Brussels and Paris
High-speed train operator Thalys is withdrawing its low-cost IZY offer after more than six years service, reports RTBF and VRT.
The popular service made it possible to travel between Brussels and Paris from €10 euros. "We are opting for clarity," said Thaly spokesperson Mattias Baertsoen.
The company confirmed that the final IZY train service would run on July 10. "The concept has certainly proven itself in the past, but we have decided to integrate all the connections between Brussels and Paris into the Thalys offer."
This decision made it possible to group journeys under a single brand, offer a shorter journey time (the IZY journeys took an hour longer because the train did not run on the fast track in France), a wider offer, more services and possibilities to book or cancel, added Baertsoen.
While low cost tariffs were disappearing, Thalys said that it would ensure there were other advantageous offers, including a summer promotion aimed at young travellers.