Like the high-speed Toulouse – Bordeaux will allow to multiply the daily trains

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The construction of the LGV will make it possible to create new traffic routes which will benefit the TER, the future underground RER and freight transport.

Toulouse – Paris in 3h10, Toulouse – Bordeaux in 1h05… the commissioning of the high-speed line will completely change the face of transport from the Pink City. For long-distance journeys of course, but also for so-called day trains. Listen to the TER, the metropolitan RER project in the urban area of ​​Toulouse and also the classic intercity trains.
Because this large construction site of the northern Toulouse railway junction will help relieve congestion at the entrances to Toulouse by creating additional tracks.

The section between Matabiau station in Toulouse and Saint Jory, a town north of the metropolis where the new Bordeaux-Toulouse high-speed line will connect, will be upgraded to four tracks. A breath of fresh air to guide more regional express trains in particular towards Montauban and Cahors, whose traffic is now saturated due to lack of available tracks.

Creation of additional tracks and connection to the Toulouse metro

In detail, between Toulouse and Castelnau-d’Estrétefonds (20 km north of Toulouse), the so-called AFNT* project will also allow the creation of two fast lanes (160 km/h) and two “slow” lanes (130 km/h ), the creation of a suburban TER terminus at Castelnau-d’Estretefonds, the construction of three multimodal interchange hubs (Toulouse Lalande, route de Launaguet and Fenouillet – St Alban) and the expansion of three others. They will allow you to get off and on the train, especially on lines B and C of the Toulouse metro, or to connect to city buses.

However, this project is a technical feat because it will be built while the trains continue to run. A constraint that also explains the unusual duration of the project: eight years! The entry into service of the AFNT is in fact scheduled for 2031, two years in advance thanks to the excellent work of the SNCF on the organization of the yard.

* Railway developments in the north of Toulouse

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