LGV Interconnexion Est

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LGV Interconnexion Est
LGV Interconnexion Est - Presles-en-Brie.jpg
LGV Interconnexion Est at Presles-en-Brie
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerSNCF Réseau
LocaleÎle-de-France
 France
TerminiVémars, Val-d'Oise
Coubert, Seine-et-Marne
StationsMarne-la-Vallée–Chessy TGV
Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV
Service
TypeHigh-speed rail
SystemSNCF
Operator(s)SNCF
History
Opened1994
Technical
Line length90 km (56 mi)
Number of tracksDouble track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz
Operating speed300 km/h (186 mph)
SignallingTVM-430
LGV Interconnexion Est
LGV from Lille
11.0
0.0
LGV to Paris-Gare du Nord
7.5
Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV
20.5
LGV Paris-Gare de l’EstStrasbourg
31.3
Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy
47.1
to Tournan
56.0
26.5
Coubert bifurcation
39.4
17.1
LGV to Lyon
LGV to Paris-Gare de Lyon
4.0
Line to Massy TGV
0.0
9.3
from Melun
to Paris-Gare de Lyon

The LGV Interconnexion Est is a French high-speed rail line that connects the LGV Nord, LGV Sud-Est and LGV Atlantique through suburbs of Paris. Opened in 1994, it consists of three branches, which begin at Coubert:

The south and west branches are now shared with the LGV Sud-Est line.

Maximum line-speed throughout is 300km/h (186mph).

Route[edit]

Starting from the south (LGV Sud-Est or LGV Atlantique), the line begins at Coubert junction and heads northeast. Near Tournan, there is a link to the Paris-Coulommiers line. Further north, Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy TGV station (transfer to the RER A) serves the new town of Marne-la-Vallée and Disneyland Paris theme parks. Near Claye-Souilly, two links under construction will join the line to the LGV Est. The route next serves Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV station (transfer to the RER B and air transport). Shortly thereafter, the line joins the LGV Nord at Vémars junction.

Journey times[edit]

Expansion[edit]

  • The construction of a suburban line along the LGV between Villeparisis and Vémars is under consideration. This project could have two possible purposes: to serve Roissy airport from Paris (as an alternative to the CDG Express); or to be the beginning of a western line linking Creil to Meaux, Marne-la-Vallée and Melun.
  • It has also been proposed to complement the Interconnexion Est with an LGV Interconnexion Sud or LGV Interconnexion Ouest.
  • In November 2010, RFF began formal studies of a link from the Interconnexion Est to the Paris - Creil - Amiens line.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Gazette: RFF plans Roissy – Picardie link". Retrieved 1 December 2010.