TWO proposed liveries for the prototype TGV M high-speed train have been revealed to IRJ by Alstom and French National Railways (SNCF).

The first proposed by SNCF (top) features a rainbow design and images of different travellers of all ages using the train. A flurry of leaves runs throughout the design. This is set against a backdrop of some of France’s most famous architectural sites.

The second proposed by Alstom (bottom) features a blue swirling ribbon running down the centre of the train interchanging with leaf-like shapes in a range of shades of green.

The TGV M is the next-generation double-deck TGV currently under construction by Alstom. The manufacturer revealed the first TGV M four-generation power car for the train at its Belfort plant last month after production of the 100 trains got underway in January. The first trains from the €2.7bn order are due to enter service in 2024.

The Alstom design for the new livery.
A close-up of SNCF's proposed design.

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