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LGV Est
TGV
TGV LGV Sud-Est TGV LGV Atlantique
TGV LGV Rhône-Alpes TGV LGV Nord
TGV LGV Méditerranée TGV LGV Est
TER
  Alsace   Nord-Pas-de-Calais
  Haute Normandie   Picardie
  Champagne Ardenne   Lorraine
  Basse Normandie   Bretagne
  Centre   Bourgogne
  Franche Comté   Pays de la Loire
  Poitou-Charentes   Limousin
  Auvergne   Rhône Alpes
  Aquitaine   Midi Pyrénées
  Languedoc Roussillon   Provence Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
  Corse    
SNCF Île-de-France/Transilien
  Est   Nord
  Saint-Lazare   Montparnasse
  Lyon  
RER
  line A   line D
  line B   line E
  line C

The LGV Est européenne (sometimes referred to as TGV Est, or occasionally as TGV East in English) is an extension to the French high-speed TGV network, connecting Paris and Strasbourg. It will provide fast service between Paris and the principal cities of eastern France and Luxembourg, and several cities in Germany and Switzerland. It will also enable fast connections between eastern France and French regions already served by LGV, to the southeast, the west and southwest, and to the north, with extensions towards Belgium. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Image File history File links 25_railtransportation_trans. ... An SNCF multiple unit. ... Image File history File links Tgvlogo2000. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... The LGV Sud-Est is a high-speed railway line running between Paris and Lyon, in France. ... The LGV Atlantique is a high-speed railway line running between Paris and Tours/Le Mans, in France. ... The LGV Rhône-Alpes is a high-speed railway line running between Lyon and Valence, in France. ... The LGV Nord is a French 333 km-long high speed rail line that connects Paris to the Belgian border and the Channel Tunnel via Lille; it opened in 1993. ... The LGV Méditerranée is a high-speed railway line running between Valence and Marseille, in France. ... A Bombardier AGC train belonging to TER, in Hazebrouck station. ... TER Alsace is the regional rail network serving Alsace région, France. ... TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais the regional rail network serving Nord-Pas-de-Calais région, France. ... TER Haute Normandie is the regional rail network serving Haute-Normandie, France. ... TER Picardie is the regional rail network serving Picardie région, France. ... TER Champagne Ardenne is the regional rail network serving Champagne-Ardenne région, France. ... TER Lorraine is the regional rail network serving Lorraine region, France. ... TER Basse Normandie is the regional rail network serving Basse-Normandie, France. ... TER Bretagne is the regional rail network serving Bretagne, France. ... TER Centre is the regional rail network serving Centre région of France. ... TER Bourgogne is the regional rail network serving Bourgogne région, France. ... TER Franche Comté is the regional rail network serving the Franche Comté région, France. ... TER Pays de la Loire is the regional rail network serving Pays de la Loire, France. ... TER Poitou-Charentes the regional rail network serving Poitou-Charentes région, France. ... TER Limousin is the regional rail network serving Limousin région, France. ... TER Auvergne is the regional rail network serving Auvergne région, France. ... TER Rhône Alpes is the regional rail network serving Rhône-Alpes région. ... TER Aquitaine the regional rail network serving aquitaine région, France. ... TER Midi Pyrénées the regional rail network serving Midi-Pyrénées région, France. ... TER Centre is the regional rail network serving Languedoc-Roussillon région, France. ... TER Centre is the regional rail network serving Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur région, France. ... TER Corse, or Chemin de Fer de la Corse (CFC) is the regional rail network serving Corse région, France. ... The Transilien (Suburban Trains) are a franchise of the SNCF which operates trains into the suburbs of Paris. ... Réseau Paris Est is the set of lines originating from Gare de lEst station in central Paris. ... Réseau Nord is the set of railway lines originating from Gare du Nord in central Paris. ... Réseau Saint-Lazare is the network of railway lines originating from Saint Lazare Station in Paris. ... Réseau Montparnasse is the set of lines originating from Gare Montparnasse, Paris. ... Réseau Gare de Lyon is the network of railway lines originating from Gare de Lyon station in central Paris. ... The RER (Réseau Express Régional, IPA , Regional Express Network) is an urban rail network in Paris and its agglomeration. ... The RER A at Charles de Gaulle - Etoile. ... The RER D is one of the five lines in the RER subway system serving Paris, France. ... The RER B is one of the five lines in the RER subway system serving Paris, France. ... People running to get in the RER Station Magenta on the RER E The RER E is one of the five lines in the RER subway system serving Paris, France. ... RER C train at St-Michel station. ... Japanese designed Shinkansen 700T train on a test run on the Taiwan High Speed Rail in June 2006. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ...


The French regions passed through are Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne and the Île-de-France. The first 300 km section of this new 406-km line, linking Vaires-sur-Marne near Paris to Baudrecourt in the Moselle, is due to enter service on 10 June 2007. Constructed for speeds up to 350 km/h, for commercial service it will initially operate at a maximum speed of 320 km/h. Location Administration Capital Strasbourg Regional President Adrien Zeller (UMP) (since 1996) Départements Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... Location Administration Capital Metz Regional President Jean-Pierre Masseret (PS) (since 2004) Départements Meurthe-et-Moselle Meuse Moselle Vosges Arrondissements 19 Cantons 157 Communes 2,337 Statistics Land area1 23,547 km² Population (Ranked 11th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... Capital Châlons-en-Champagne Land area¹ 25,606 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Bachy (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Capital Paris Land area¹ 12,011 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Population  - Jan. ... Baudrecourt is a commune of northeastern France, in the Lorraine région, in the département of Moselle. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

The project

The construction of the new line has been split into two phases:

Journey times will decrease as follows: Seine-et-Marne is a French département, named after the Seine and the Marne rivers, and located in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Baudrecourt is a commune of northeastern France, in the Lorraine région, in the département of Moselle. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... For other uses of Metz, see Metz (disambiguation) City motto: Si paix dedans, paix dehors (French: If peace inside, peace outside) City proper (commune) Région Lorraine Département Moselle (57) Mayor Jean-Marie Rausch Area 41. ... Saarbrücken [] is the capital of the Saarland Bundesland in Germany. ... For other uses of Metz, see Metz (disambiguation) City motto: Si paix dedans, paix dehors (French: If peace inside, peace outside) City proper (commune) Région Lorraine Département Moselle (57) Mayor Jean-Marie Rausch Area 41. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Baudrecourt is a commune of northeastern France, in the Lorraine région, in the département of Moselle. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ...

  • Paris-Strasbourg: from 4 hours to 2h 20 (first phase) to 1h 50 (second phase)
  • Paris-Reims: from 1h 25 to 0h 45
  • Paris-Nancy and Metz: from 2h 40 to 1h 30
  • Paris-Luxembourg: from 3h 55 to 2h 15
  • Paris-Basel: from 5 hours to 3h 30
  • Paris-Zurich: from 6 hours to 4h 30

Besides the construction of the LGV the project includes: Reims (English traditionally Rheims) (pronounced in French) is a city of northern France, 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Location within France Nancy (pronounced in French) (German: Nanzig) is a city and commune which is the préfecture (capital) of the Meurthe-et-Moselle département, in the Lorraine région of northeastern France. ... For other uses of Metz, see Metz (disambiguation) City motto: Si paix dedans, paix dehors (French: If peace inside, peace outside) City proper (commune) Région Lorraine Département Moselle (57) Mayor Jean-Marie Rausch Area 41. ... Basel (British English traditionally: Basle and more recently Basel , German: Basel , French: Bâle , Italian: Basilea ) is Switzerlands third most populous city (166,563 inhabitants (2004); 690,000 inhabitants in the conurbation stretching across the immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerlands second-largest urban area as... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ...

  • construction of three TGV stations:
    • Champagne-Ardenne TGV near Reims (Bezannes)
    • Meuse TGV (Trois-Domaines)
    • Lorraine TGV (in Louvigny, near Metz-Nancy Regional Airport)
  • upgrades and improvements to terminal lines and facilities, especially between the Gare de l'Est station in Paris and Vaires-sur-Marne and on the StrasbourgKehl main line.
  • modernisation of city centre stations
  • electrification of lines through the Vosges valleys to permit seamless TGV running

Champagne-Ardenne TGV is a new station opening in 2007 along with the TGV Est, a TGV high-speed rail line from Paris to Strasbourg. ... There are communes that have the name Louvigny and in France: Louvigny, in the Calvados département Louvigny, in the Moselle département Louvigny, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département Louvigny, in the Sarthe département Related Louvigné, in the Mayenne département Louvigné-de-Bais, in the... The following is a list of all stations of the Paris Métro, sorted by lines. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... Kehl is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. ...

Construction

Major earthworks for the first phase between Vaires and Baudrecourt started in spring 2002. The contractors will need three years to complete the earthworks and some 327 pieces of structural work as well as re-establishing communications for people and wildlife. Tracklaying and building the new stations started in 2004.


As the first infrastructure project of its kind to be declared a public utility by the Ministry of the Environment, the LGV Est is also the first railway to be financed largely by the French regions and the European Union (EU). The main contractor for the project is RFF (Réseau ferré de France), the state-owned company responsible for managing the French rail infrastructure.


Civil engineering works were distributed in eight contracts which were awarded after bidding by five companies: SNCF, ISL, Tractebel, Scétauroute and Setec. This is the first time there has been competition for the construction of an LGV since reform of the rail system in 1997 and the involvement of RFF. SNCF Engineering, in partnership with EEG Simecsol succeeded in obtaining four of the contracts (including one for the second phase), this being 50% of the civil engineering project. Moreover it will direct the entire superstructure works project (track, signals and eletrification) under the responsibility of Réseau Ferré de France. An SNCF multiple unit. ... There are several expansions of the abbreviation ISL: Formally, ISL can refer to International Sign Language, aka Gestuno. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that safeworking be merged into this article or section. ...


Cost

The total cost is about €4 billion, apportioned as follows:

  • 61% public funds
  • 17% RFF
  • 22% SNCF (including €800 million for TGV rolling stock)

An SNCF multiple unit. ...

Controversy

The LGV Est has been a subject of public debate for several reasons:

  • The 2006 commencement of first phase service has been pushed back to June 2007, this having now been confirmed by RFF. The date for the beginning of second phase construction is still uncertain, although preliminary works (detailed studies, plot inquiries, acquisition procedures and regrouping of lands) are already quite advanced.
  • This will be the first LGV construction in which local communities have had to participate financially together with the state government and European Union. The contribution was fixed following a capital structure group discussion of the communities, depending on the time decrease for users in relation to the Île de France. Alsace has therefore had to pay almost €300 million. It is possible that this financial model will continue for the second phase.
  • It is possible that passengers from Germany to Paris may travel via Mannheim station, situated on the ICE line connecting Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt, and not via Strasbourg. The journey from Munich to Paris via Mannheim and Baudrecourt will take 5h 30, as opposed to 8h 20 at present, once currently planned improvements have been made to the German rail network.
  • The LGV Est is an "interoperable" high-speed line, permitting the inter-running of different system European high speed trains.

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... 3rd Generation ICE train The InterCityExpress or ICE is a high-speed train, built by Siemens AG and others, operated mainly in Germany and neighboring countries, for example to Zürich, Switzerland or Vienna, Austria. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich: St. ... Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of 591,528 (as of April 2006) in the city, and 2. ... Main Station Frankfurt Frankfurt International Airport For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich: St. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... Baudrecourt is a commune of northeastern France, in the Lorraine région, in the département of Moselle. ...

History

  • 22 May 1992: French-German la Rochelle summit; commitment by France and Germany to create a high-speed rail line linking the two countries; comprising a northern branch via Saarbrücken-Mannheim and a southern branch via Strasbourg-Karlsruhe
  • 14 May 1996: declaration of public utility
  • 2001: refurbishment of a number of stations in Germany (for example Kaiserslautern) and launch of infrastructure work in Germany (line upgrading for 200 km/hour on sections of the conventional line between Saarbrücken and Mannheim)
  • 28 January 2002: official beginning of works for first phase between Vaires and Baudrecourt
  • 18 December 2003: government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin announces approximately 50 improvement projects, of which eight are for the LGV, including second phase works due to begin about 2010; additionally, connection of LGV Est with ICE to occur between 2007 and 2010
  • 19 October 2004: laying of the first LGV Est rail at Saint-Hilaire-au-Temple (Marne) by the transport minister, Gilles de Robien; earthworks are 80% complete and of the 338 structural projects, 290 (of which 14 are viaducts) are complete
  • June 2006: the catenary between Marne and Meause is powered
  • 31 October 2006: the catenary for the entire length of the line is powered to enable testing[1]
  • 13 November 2006: beginning of technical testing of the central 210 km of the line using specialized trains to check correct track geometry, etc., at speeds up to 320 km/h[2]
  • 25 January 2007: An initial budget of €94 million is allocated to the second phase of the line between Baudrecourt and Strasbourg

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References

  1. ^ (French)http://www.lgv-est.com/les-actualites.php?ac=187&d=2006-11
  2. ^ (French)http://www.lgv-est.com/les-actualites.php?ac=188&d=2006-11

External links


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LGV Est - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1018 words)
The LGV Est européenne (sometimes referred to as TGV Est, or occasionally as TGV East in English) is an extension to the French high-speed TGV network, connecting Paris and Strasbourg.
As the first infrastructure project of its kind to be declared a public utility by the Ministry of the Environment, the LGV Est is also the first railway to be financed largely by the French regions and the European Union (EU).
This is the first time there has been competition for the construction of an LGV since reform of the rail system in 1997 and the involvement of RFF.
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