Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2009-FR-17044-E

New high speed railway line "LGV Est " - second phase: section Baudrecourt-Vendenheim


The aim of the "LGV Est" high speed railway line is to improve links between Paris and the main cities in eastern France, as well as improve connections with Luxembourg and Germany. The first phase of the project (part of Priority Project 4, high speed railway axis east) linked Ile-de France (Vaires-sur-Marne) to Baudrecourt (Moselle) and reduced the travel time between Paris and Strasbourg to 2h20.


This project covers the second phase of the "LGV Est" (part of Priority Project 17, Railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava), which includes 106 km of high speed rail line between Baudrecourt and Vendenheim (Bas Rhin). This will further reduce travel times (Paris-Strasbourg to 1h50), develop connections with Germany and Switzerland and confirm eastern France's place in the heart of the European high speed railway network.


Activities covered by the funding decision include: general earthworks, bridges and tunnels (including the 4 km long Saverne Tunnel under the Vosges), re-connecting road and other communications links cut by the line, drainage and hydraulics, other engineering work on the line and associated project owner costs.


The second phase of "LGV Est" is also supported by TEN-T funds through the project 2009-FR-17210-P, which covers activities such as: design studies, land acquisition, environmental studies and preparatory works.



This project has been completed.




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Works: 12%

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Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2010

End date: December 2012



 French Republic


Implementing body:

Ministry of Sustainable Development


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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