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On board the SNCF Euroduplex trains, just like on the RATP metro in Paris or the Coradia trains of the French regions, flags and sweatshirts bearing the names of famous idols are in full flower. Until 10 July, European football has a rendez-vous in France for Euro 2016.

Supporters of the 24 national teams start to head, as one, for the stadiums and  fan zones. The first encounter: France-Romania at 9 oclock tonight, at the Stade de France in St Denis.

Alstom, which offers the widest range of solutions on the market, personalised services as well as infrastructure and signalling solutions, is a proud supporter of Euro 2016. Its largely in the companys trains, or at the heart of its systems, that spectators will get to the stadiums, discover cities, change regions or even cross borders. 

Aficionados of nutmegs, sombreros and panenkas wont be disappointed by the techniques used by Alstoms teams to turn its trains into a unique travelling experience. Fans of Belgiums Red Devils for instance. They can travel to Paris with Thalys, change stations in one of the 780 metros, all produced by Alstom, get to Lyon with Euroduplex and finally arrive at the Stade des Lumières in a Citadis tram. The same goes for Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nice. Lille is just an hour away from London via the Channel Tunnel, which Alstoms trains have been taking for the last 22 years, or Paris. Which just about gives you enough time to check the results of the opposing team on your smartphone. 

A total of 51 matches are being held in 10 cities in France. Each one accessible on public transport. But Alstom also accompanies those fans who arent lucky enough to come to France: in the city with Citadis, such as in Istanbul or Dublin, or with Metropolis in Budapest or London; in the Swedish, Italian or German countryside with Coradia; or even at high speed on Pendolino or the AGV in Switzerland, Poland and Italy. Feel the thrill at every destination and feel on the way there or on the way back the same passion as the 31,000 Alstom employees worldwide. Each with the same objective: to make Alstom the preferred partner of its clients.

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Welcome #Euro2016 fans in France! Greetings from #Alstom, proud maker of #highspeed #trains in Europe for 35 years! pic.twitter.com/QWufWi3zly

Alstom (@Alstom) June 10, 2016

Good news for #EURO2016 visitors, France is at the #rail crossroads of Europe! Trains fit: https://t.co/dQrAIwlqt2 pic.twitter.com/2mgfCCDt9a

Alstom (@Alstom) June 9, 2016