BREAKING DOWN THE SPEED BARRIER

The line is under construction from Combs-la-Ville, 29km south of Paris, to Sathonay, 8km north of Lyons. There will be two connections with the existing Paris-Lyons line. The first 15km branch links with the section running towards Dijon (providing a direct route to Lausanne in Switzerland); the second 6km link runs towards Savoy (providing a direct route to Geneva, in Switzerland). Length of the new line will be 389km; or, with the two connections, 410km. It has been designed for a maximum speed of 300km/h, but operating speed will be restricted to 260km/h. The existing line from Paris to Lyons has a length of 512km, and fast trains complete the journey in 3 hours 45 minutes. Distance from Paris to Lyons on the new line will be 425km, and the journey should be completed in just two hours.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Avenas, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00300739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM