Madrid and Paris will Connect with High Speed Rail Line

Madrid and Paris will Connect with High Speed Rail Line
December 3, 2009 8:09 pm

Spain and France have agreed to build a high-speed rail line linking Madrid and Paris, allowing passengers to travel between the two capital cities in five and a half–six hours.

The line is expected to begin operations in 2012. The two governments will form a new yet-unnamed company to run the new line, which will be operated from Spain.

The company will be run by Spanish state rail operator Renfe and French rail operator SNCF, each holding a 50% stake.

Renfe plans to invest €300m (£272m) to buy ten trains to serve the new line, bids for which are expected to be invited next year.

The new line will be connected with the Eurostar station in Paris, allowing passengers to travel on to London without having to cross the city by metro. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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