Elipsos ELIPSOS INTERNACIONAL, S.A. is a company governed by Spanish law which was set up in 2001 by Spanish RENFE
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 and French SNCF
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 on a 50-50 basis. It was created in 2001 to handle the logistics of Trenhotel
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 night railway services between Spain
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 and France
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, Spain and Switzerland
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, and Spain and Italy
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. The ELIPSOS Trenhotel operates with Talgo
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 gauge change trains.

Trains managed by Elipsos:
  • Francisco de Goya (Madrid
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    Chamartín Station
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    Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

    Gare d'Austerlitz
    Paris Austerlitz is one of the six large terminus railway stations in Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine in the southeastern part of the city, in the XIIIe arrondissement...

  • Joan Miró (Barcelona
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     Estació de França-Paris Austerlitz)
  • Pau Casals (Barcelona Estació de França -Zürich Hauptbahnhof)
  • Salvador Dalí (Barcelona Estació de França -Milano Centrale)

The Elipsos bed carriages are operated by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits and by the different national railway companies. In France the train is pulled by an SNCF locomotive
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, in Italy by a Trenitalia
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 one, in Spain by a RENFE one and in Switzerland by an SBB CFF FFS one.

The Francisco de Goya departs Paris every night except Saturday at 19:45 during the summer months and less frequently during the winter. During the long journey to Madrid station, customers can take a 3 course meal in the dining car.

The Joan Miró departs Paris every night at 20:34 and arrives Barcelona at 08:24. The other two Elipsos services to/from Barcelona run on alternate nights. In all these trains customers can take dinner and breakfast in the dining car.

The train generally has these classes:
  • Reclining seat
  • Tourist Class (4-bed accommodation)
  • Club Class (1- or 2-bed accommodation with breakfast included)
  • Grand Class (1- or 2-bed accommodation with shower/WC, dinner and breakfast included)
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