Want a TGV train seat – one euro on Ebay

Calling all train buffs. For four weeks from end August the operators of the recently refurbished Thalys, the joint service offered by the Belgian, French, Dutch and German railways, is auctioning items from its old coaches on eBay .

Just one euro for a train seat on eBay

Anoraks can line up bids on eBay between August 25 and September 18 for 120 train seats, lamps and tables – including 10 Comfort 2 seats, ten single seats, 20 Cobra table lamps, ten tables with Comfort lamps, and 50 headrests. Floor price for each item is 1 euro with all proceeds going to Unicef.

Thalys launched its new-look trains boasting new livery and coach interiors, in December 2009 and has been rolling them out across the jointly-run, 4-nation network since then.

The Belgian artist Sozyone whose graffiti decorated one coach on the Thalys high speed launch between Amsterdam and Cologne, will sign three of the old seats put up for auction.

Thalys International is the high speed TGV rail operator for SNCB, SNCF and DB.

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