One train pair will operate between the French capital and the southwest, serving intermediate stations at Agen and Montauban on weekdays, with direct operation taking place at weekends. Tickets will go on sale on March 26 and will start at €19 for adults and €8 for children. Ouigo hopes that 300,000 passengers will use the new service in 2019.

The weekday train will depart Paris Montparnasse at 0838, arriving in Toulouse at 1311, and returning to Paris at 1348, arriving at 1821. The weekend train departs Paris at 0938, arriving at 1437, and returning at 1606 on Saturdays and 1559 on Sundays, arriving at 2038 and 2030 respectively.

Ouigo confirmed that the train will replace the existing TGV InOui service, which departs Paris Montparnasse at 0852 on weekdays, returning at 1348, with a stop at Bordeaux as well as Agen and Montauban.

The new Toulouse service follows the steady expansion of Ouigo services in 2018, including service the Paris hubs of Gare de Lyon, Gare du l'Est and Montparnasse for the first time.

For more on the future of Ouigo, see the March edition of IRJ, p20.