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LGV Atlantique

LGV Atlantique
Overview
System SNCF
Status Operational
Locale Western France
Termini Gare Montparnasse, Paris
southwestern branch: near Tours
western branch: near Le Mans
Operation
Opened 1989-1990
Owner RFF
Operator(s) SNCF
Technical
Line length 232 km (144 mi)
+ 52 km (32 mi) (western branch)
No. of tracks Double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV 50 Hz, Tours bypass 1.5 kV DC[1]
Route map
0.5 Paris-Montparnasse
1.2 Line to Le Mans
14.1 Line from Valenton
14.4 Massy TGV
17.0 Tunnel de Villejust (4805 m)
from Brétigny
65.9
to Châteaudun
130.2 Junction with Le Mans branch
Future LGV BPL to Rennes
Line from Chartres
182.0
Line to Le Mans
162.1 Vendôme TGV
214.4 River Loire (459 m)
Line from Tours
216.0 Line to Orléans
216.3 to Vierzon
217.0
218.3 River Cher (370 m)
223.0 Future LGV SEA to Bordeaux
232.2 Line from Tours
Line to Bordeaux

The LGV Atlantique is a high-speed railway line running from Paris (Gare Montparnasse) to Western France. It opened in 1989-1990. It divides into two parts at Courtalain, one going westward to Le Mans (towards Brittany and Pays de la Loire), the second one going southwestward to Tours (towards Aquitaine).

Contents

  • Route 1
  • Stations 2
  • History 3
  • Extensions 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Route

The line leaves Gare Montparnasse to cross Paris's southern suburbs, partly under the Coulée Verte. This is a tunnel above which footpaths and recreational areas have been created, to reduce the effect of the LGV running through the area. The line at this point follows the route of the former railway line from Paris to Chartres. TGVs coming from the north or southeast of France via the LGV Interconnexion Est join the line at Massy. After the new Massy TGV station, the line passes through the Villejust tunnel and then follows the A10 motorway. Near the Saint-Arnoult toll plaza, the LGV turns south and leaves the motorway. The line then follows the ligne classique from Paris to Vendôme until the junction at Courtalain.

Stations

The LGV Atlantique serves the following stations:

1 Le Mans is located on the western branch of the LGV Atlantique.

History

  • 1 January 1983: creation of SNCF new line no. 2 committee
  • 25 May 1984: public utility declaration
  • 15 February 1985: official beginning of works at Boinville-le-Gaillard
  • 1 July 1987: laying of first LGV Atlantique rail at Auneau
  • 24 September 1989: line opens from Montrouge to Connerré
  • 18 May 1990: TGV world speed record of 515.3 km/h
  • 25 September 1990: southwestern branch opens
  • 27 December 1990: baby born on a TGV Atlantique train

Extensions

Extensions to the two branches are under construction. The western branch is being augmented by the LGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire project, promising a reduction of 37 mins between Paris and Rennes.[2] The eastern branch is being augmented by the LGV Sud Europe Atlantique project, promising a reduction of around 50 minutes Tours and Bordeaux.[3] Both are expected to be in service in 2017.

See also

References

  1. ^ RFF - Map of electrified railway lines PDF
  2. ^ http://www.sncf-reseau.fr/en/rail-projects-worksites/france-europe/bretagne-pays-loire-high-speed-line
  3. ^ http://www.eib.org/attachments/press/lgv-sud-europe-atlantique-en.pdf

External links

  • High-speed rail lines site (in French)



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