Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2005-EU-603a-S

New Lyon-Turin Rail Link – International Section


The new freight and passenger rail link between Lyon andTurin(Priority Project 6) will act as a key node between northern and southernEurope(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 theAlps.


This project concerns the common French-Italian part of the 80 km international section from Saint Jean de Maurienne to Sant’Antonino-Vaie in the Chiuse valley.


It covers technical and environmental studies related to Final Design inFranceand Preliminary Design inItaly, and the geological investigations related to the La Praz descending shaft and its gallery.




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:

Italy, France


Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2005

End date: December 2009



 Republic of France

 Republic of Italy


Implementing body:

 Lyon Turin Ferroviaire SAS


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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