The high speed rail line between Perpignan, France and Figueras, Spain is the core element of the Mediterranean branch of Priority Project 3 linking the French and Spanish high speed networks. As a standard-gauge mixed line, it is conceived for both high speed passenger and conventional freight traffic. It is equipped with ETCS Level 2 (an essential part of the European Rail Traffic Management System) to guarantee interoperability with the French and Spanish high speed rail network. This action was specifically concerned with the construction of 44.4 km of railway line, including the 8.2 km Perthus tunnel and the realisation of the last of 10 viaducts.
State of progress on 31 December 2010:
This project has been completed.
It was realised through a public-private partnership (PPP) by the Franco-Spanish consortium TP Ferro which has a 50-year concession to operate the Perpignan-Figueras line.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
Works: 25 %
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Member States involved:
Start date: January 2007
End date: February 2009
Ministry of Sustainable Development
Ministerio de Fomento
TP Ferro (Eiffage, ACS/Dragados)
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE