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    € 637,518,408.94
    France : € 637,518,408.94
    Transport : € 637,518,408.94
    Signature date(s)
    3/09/2015 : € 85,000,000
    28/07/2011 : € 552,518,408.94

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    29 July 2009
    Signed | 28/07/2011
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Brittany–Pays de la Loire high-speed railway line
    RFF (Réseau Ferré de France). RFF is an EPIC (public industrial and commercial corporation) established in 1997. It owns and manages rail infrastructure in France.
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    Up to EUR 600 million.
    RFF estimates that the project will cost EUR 2 850 million.

    The Brittany–Pays de la Loire high-speed railway line project extends the Paris–Le Mans high-speed line in the direction of Rennes and Nantes. This is a new 182 km line carrying predominantly passenger traffic between Le Mans (Conneré) and Rennes (Cesson-Sévigné), to which 32 km of connections to the existing network will be added. The project does not include any new stations.

    This is an inter-regional and European project, which aims to considerably improve services to Brittany and Pays de la Loire and enhance TEN-T in France.

    Environmental aspects

    The project falls within the categories listed in Annex I to Directive 97/11/EC and has therefore been subject to an environmental impact assessment (EIA) in accordance with French administrative procedures.
    The EIA procedure was launched in connection with the process concerning the Declaration of Public Utility (DUP), which was obtained on 28 October 2007. The environmental aspects will be examined in the course of the project appraisal.

    The promoter RFF is bound by Community directives on procurement procedures, in particular Directive 2004/17/EC. Accordingly, the EIB will examine these procurement procedures at the appraisal stage.


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