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Cross border section of the New Lyon-Turin rail link - Mont Cenis Base Tunnel (TBM)
CEF Transport
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January 2014 to December 2022
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Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti (Italy)

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June 2020


The existing railway line from France and Italy runs through the Alps with heavy rail traffic. However, it is a mountain line which has limited traffic performance. The Action will develop a new rail network between France and Italy for wide gauge (heavy freight), rolling motorway and high speed passenger trains. It is part of a Global Project on the development of a cross-border rail network to link Europe from east to west. The Action forms a key part of the Mediterranean Core Network Corridor.

Activities include the completion of geological studies, works in Saint-Jean de Maurienne and Susa valleys (including international stations and respective connections to the historical line) and works at the Mont-Cenis Base Tunnel. The Action will rebalance the European economy and competitiveness and strengthen the transport network within Europe, enhancing its overall efficiency, safety and security.