Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2004-FR-603b-S 

New Lyon-Turin rail link, international section


The new freight and passenger rail link between Lyon and Turin (Priority Project 6) will act as a key node between northern and southern Europe (London/Amsterdam/Paris-Milano) and west and east (Lisbon-Budapest).

It will considerably shorten travel times for high speed passenger traffic and provide an environmentally friendly response to the steadily increasing demand for freight transport over the Alps.


This project concerns the French access routes to the 80 km international Lyon-Turin section. It consists of the:

  • Preliminary studies (études préparatoires, EP) to the public enquiry Sillon alpin-St Jean de Maurienne via Belledonne
  • Start of the studies prior to public enquiry


This project has been completed.




National budget:



Total project cost covered by this Decision:



Percentage of EU support:


Studies: 50%

EU contribution:




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Member States involved:



Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2004

End date: December 2008



 Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing


Implementing body:

 Réseau Ferré de France


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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