This project is part of the north/northwest corridor of Priority Project 19 (High Speed Rail Interoperability in the Iberian Peninsula). It covers the design studies and works for the high-speed rail connection between Ponte de Lima (Portugal) and Vigo (Spain), and is part of the high-speed railway axis between Porto and the Vigo Peninsula.
This cross-border section is made up of a double track of around 60 km, of which approximately 35 km is located in Portugal and 25 km in Spain. It is designed for mixed traffic (passenger and freight services) and a maximum speed of 250 km/hour.
The main objectives of the project are to:
- ensure the interoperability of the Iberian railway system with the rest of Europe
- contribute to the sustainable development of the transport system in the region
- increase the attractiveness of the southwestern Europe and strengthen European cohesion and economic and social integration.
This project has been cancelled.
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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 2009
End date: December 2013
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications
Ministerio de Fomento
AEIE-AVEP (European Group of Economic Interest - High Speed Spain-Portugal)
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE