How can we persuade more people to take the train? Well, maybe we should take a cue from our friends in Europe, especially the French. We know, of course, about the famous French TGV, or Train à Grande Vitesse. Since 1981 these sleek trains have carried over 100 million passengers a year at speeds averaging almost 200 mph from Paris to all corners of the nation. Passengers can travel in either first or second class (Coach) and enjoy on-board meals and beverages along with free Wi-Fi.