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From Switzerland to Paris

From Switzerland to Paris

TGV Lyria official partner for 2017

Published 28.02.2017 15:51 GMT+1 | Author Organizing Committee
From Switzerland to Paris
TGV Lyria trains at the station in Paris. Photo: Maxime Huriez / SNCF
TGV Lyria becomes official partner of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and creates special offers to go to the games in Paris.

TGV Lyria has signed a partnership agreement with the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. As a partner of the event, the Franco-Swiss railway company will delight hockey fans with special offers for all games in Paris, including Switzerland-France on 9th May.

As part of this partnership, TGV Lyria will put in place an exceptional offer * for all ice hockey fans. For only 32 Swiss francs to go to Paris, from Geneva, Lausanne, Berne, Basel and Zurich, they will be able to attend the game of their choice at the AccorHotels Arena (Bercy), until the quarter-finals.

Among the most interesting games will be the emblematic Switzerland-France game on 9th May, and is much awaited by Cristobal Huet, the French national team goalkeeper who plays in Switzerland for Lausanne: “The games against Switzerland are always special because there is a healthy rivalry between both teams for a long time, and this time we are lucky enough to meet them in a World Championship, at home in Paris, in front of our fans. Knowing the Swiss public well, their fans will come massively to support their team, which should create an incredible atmosphere in the AccorHotels Arena.”

Other games of the Swiss team will be worth the trip, including Canada-Switzerland on Saturday, 13 May and Switzerland-Finland on Sunday, 14 May, not forgetting the meeting between two of the top teams: Czech Republic-Canada on 5 May.

For Andreas Bergmann, Lyria’s General Manager: "As a Berne native, I am a big ice hockey fan, and have been a supporter of SC Bern since I was a little boy. It is clearly the most popular sport in Switzerland, the championship attracting thousands of spectators per rink, coming at any age, with friends or family. With the organization of the World Championship in Paris, it was natural for us that TGV Lyria, the most popular carrier between Switzerland and the French capital, joins the fans to share unforgettable moments.”

Luc Tardif, President of the French Organizing Committee, said: “We are very pleased with this partnership for two major reasons. First, it reflects the fact that Paris is only a few hours away from the biggest cities in Switzerland. Thanks to Lyria, fans will arrive at Gare de Lyon in Paris, which is only a 10-minute walk from the AccorHotels Arena, which hosts all the games taking place in France. Secondly, since the beginning of our project, we show, notably by the signing with Thalys two years ago, that in the field of transport, the Organizing Committee is committed to the notion of sustainable development. To summarize, for the Swiss public, this partnership with Lyria makes possible to combine a practical way to travel and the respect of the environment.”

*Offer’s validity
32 CHF one-way travel (2nd class)
Departures from Geneva, Lausanne, Berne, Basel and Zurich
On sale from 14-24 March for travels from 4-17 May

 

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