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Priority Project 3 Priority Project 3

High-speed railway axis of southwest Europe

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 PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

The high speed railway axis of southwest Europe is a key project that ensures the continuity of the rail network between Portugal, Spain and the rest of Europe. It consists of three branches:

 

  •  Mediterranean branch: Madrid-Barcelona (operational) – Figueras-Perpignan (completed) – Montpellier-Nimes (French high speed network)
  • Iberian branch: Madrid-Lisboa-Porto
  • Atlantic branch: Madrid-Valladolid (operational) - Burgos-Vitoria-Bilbao/San Sebastian-Dax-Bordeaux-Tours (Paris).

 

Carlo Secchi is the European Coordinator for this Priority Project, as well as for PP19 (High speed rail interoperability in Iberian peninsula. He succeeded Etienne Davignon on 22 July 2009.

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 3:

As this website continues to be updated and enhanced, more project information will be added as it becomes available!

Grand Projet du Sud-Ouest - Bordeaux-Spain

New Southern road and rail access to the port of Barcelona. Phase 1. Studies.

Construction of the Nimes and Montpellier stations on the new mixed high speed line of the Nimes and Montpellier (NJC) bypass

Railway bypass round the Lyon conglomeration – Studies in preparation for the northern section implementation phase

Adaptation of the Port of Barcelona railway network to standard (UIC) gauge

Track bed works of the sub-sections Amorebieta/Etxano-Lemoa and Lemoa–Galdakao

Platform Works and services for follow-up works on subsection Amorebieta/Etxano-Amorebieta/Etxano

Track bed works of sub-section Durango-Amorebieta/Etxano and services for follow up of works

Track bed works of the sub-section Venta de Baños junction: Valladolid-Burgos and Leon-Palencia-Burgos connections and services for follow up works

Studies supporting the PPP programme for high speed rail implementation in Portugal

High speed railway line Basque country-French border. Drafting of design studies

PP3 High Speed Line Madrid-Lisbon. Sub-section Madrid-Oropesa. Studies (Phase I)

Detailed design studies for the high speed railway section Poceirão-Évora, part of the Lisbon-Madrid axis

Detailed design studies for the high speed railway section Moita-Poceirão, part of the Lisbon-Madrid axis

Studies for the implementation of the Portuguese high-speed rail network – PP3 and PP19

Implementation of the European Rail Traffic Management System on the high speed stretch between Lisbon and Caia, an integral part of the Lisbon-Madrid

Preparatory works for the implementation of the connection between the third Tagus crossing and the Oriente-Lisbon station

High speed railway line Paris-Madrid: section Mondragón-Elorrio

High speed railway line Madrid-Exremadura-Lisboa: studies and projects section Talayuela-Cáceres, phase II

High speed line Valladolid-Burgos-Vitoria. Track bed works for sub-sections: Nudo Norte de Valladolid-Cabezón de Pisuerga, San Martín de Valvení-Nudo de Venta de Baños y Torquemeda-Quintana del Puente

Corridor linking Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona-Figueras-Perpignan-Montpellier-Nimes: railway bypass of Figueras

Upgrading of the Barcelona-France line and access for operating an international gauge

Studies and projects for the development of the rail section Talayuela-Cáceres

Studies and works in the high speed railway axis of southwest Europe (PP3) - Lisbon-Madrid Axis: Third Tagus Crossing (TTC)

High Speed Railway Line Paris-Madrid: Bordeaux-Spanish border

High speed railway line Paris-Madrid: Elimination of rail bottlenecks around Bordeaux

High speed railway line between Nîmes and Perpignan, works and studies for bypassing Nîmes and Montpellier

High Speed Railway Line Paris-Madrid: Section Abadiño-Durango

ERTMS Implementation on the Railway Corridor D (Valencia-Budapest)

Works for construction of a high speed railway section between Perpignan and Figueras

Studies and Works for the High-Speed Railway Axis of South-West Europe (PP3) - Lisbon-Madrid Axis: Cross-Border Section Evora-Merida

High speed railway line Paris-Madrid: section Vitoria-Dax

High speed railway line Paris-Madrid: section Arrazua/Ubarrundia - Mondragón

High Speed Railway Line Paris-Madrid: Valladolid-Burgos-Vitoria

High Speed Railway Line Paris-Madrid: Valladolid-Burgos

High Speed Railway Line Paris-Madrid: New Railway Network Guipúzcoano

TGV Sud: Nîmes-Montpellier-Perpignan section (preliminary studies) and terminal installations in the Perpignan-Figueras section

South Europe Atlantic high speed line - Angoulême-Bordeaux section - Studies

High Speed Railway Line Madrid-Barcelona-French border