HIGHLIGHTS
2017

HIGHLIGHTS
2017

GREEN LIGHT FOR THE HSL

LISEA obtained the safety approval, followed by the authorisation for commercial exploitation (AMEC) in the first half of 2017. These two go-aheads issued by the public institution of railway safety (EPSF) were prerequisites to open the line as scheduled on 2 July 2017.

FINAL ADJUSTMENTS

The last speed ramp-up tests on the line were completed in February 2017. Concomitantly, 500 TGV drivers were trained on the new line right up to June, with two trains making three round trips per day between Tours and Bordeaux.

GREEN LIGHT FOR THE HSL

LISEA obtained the safety approval, followed by the authorisation for commercial exploitation (AMEC) in the first half of 2017. These two go-aheads issued by the public institution of railway safety (EPSF) were prerequisites to open the line as scheduled on 2 July 2017.

FINAL ADJUSTMENTS

The last speed ramp-up tests on the line were completed in February 2017. Concomitantly, 500 TGV drivers were trained on the new line right up to June, with two trains making three round trips per day between Tours and Bordeaux.
6 years'work
 on a project delivered one month ahead of schedule.
302 km
ON HIGH_SPEED LINE
between Saint-Avertin in Indre-et-Loire and Ambarès-et-Lagrave in Gironde
(plus 38 km of connection to the existing rail network).

7 months
of dynamic testing
to put the line through its paces and validate its performances

FROM ONE INAUGURATION TO ANOTHER

At the end of February, the French President of the Republic inaugurated the new “Sud Europe Atlantique Tours-Bordeaux” high-speed line (SEA HSL) in Villognon (Charente).
On 1 July, LISEA attended the commercial opening of the line alongside SNCF, in the presence of many national and local political figures.

2017, A YEAR OF GREAT CHANGES

A new management team was appointed to head LISEA in March 2017. Hervé Le Caignec was named Chairman of LISEA and Christophe Vanhove Chief Executive Officer.
Over the same period, LISEA relocated from Poitiers to Bordeaux, a symbolic move marking the company’s transition from project owner to fully-fledged infrastructure manager.

 

2 JULY 2017 THE BIG DAY!

In less than six years and one month ahead of the contract schedule, one of the largest rail projects in Europe was completed on 2 July 2017 with the commercial opening of the “LGV Sud Europe Atlantique Tours-Bordeaux”. The first commercial high-speed train connecting Paris and Bordeaux in 2 hours and 4 minutes arrived in Bordeaux Saint-Jean station at 10:56, on a beautiful sunny day!

ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT LISEA IS ALL EARS!

In accordance with its contractual commitment, LISEA launched an acoustic measurement campaign in July 2017 with the 113 municipalities crossed by the high-speed line. The campaign comprises 300 measurement points and will run until the summer of 2018. CEREMA, an independent body, is responsible for analysing and comparing the preliminary study for commissioning with real traffic conditions by taking a large number of acoustic measurements at monitoring points. The first feedback meeting was held in December 2017 in Charente-Maritime.

+30 %
increase in traffic on the routes to Angoulême, Poitiers and the Basque Country;
100% increase in traffic between Paris and Toulouse.
Source : SNCF Mobilités
320 km/h
TRAIN SPEED ON THE
SEA TOURS-BORDEAUX HSL.
 
33,5

number of daily round trips between Paris and Bordeaux,
including 18.5 non-stop.
 
20 millions
NUMBERS OF PASSENGERS
EXPECTED ANNUALLY
6 years'work
 on a project delivered one month ahead of schedule.
302 km
ON HIGH_SPEED LINE
between Saint-Avertin in Indre-et-Loire and Ambarès-et-Lagrave in Gironde
(plus 38 km of connection to the existing rail network).
7 months
of dynamic testing
to put the line through its paces and validate its performances

FROM ONE INAUGURATION TO ANOTHER

At the end of February, the French President of the Republic inaugurated the new “Sud Europe Atlantique Tours-Bordeaux” high-speed line (SEA HSL) in Villognon (Charente).
On 1 July, LISEA attended the commercial opening of the line alongside SNCF, in the presence of many national and local political figures.

2017, A YEAR OF GREAT CHANGES

A new management team was appointed to head LISEA in March 2017. Hervé Le Caignec was named Chairman of LISEA and Christophe Vanhove Chief Executive Officer.
Over the same period, LISEA relocated from Poitiers to Bordeaux, a symbolic move marking the company’s transition from project owner to fully-fledged infrastructure manager.

 

2 JULY 2017 THE BIG DAY!

In less than six years and one month ahead of the contract schedule, one of the largest rail projects in Europe was completed on 2 July 2017 with the commercial opening of the “LGV Sud Europe Atlantique Tours-Bordeaux”. The first commercial high-speed train connecting Paris and Bordeaux in 2 hours and 4 minutes arrived in Bordeaux Saint-Jean station at 10:56, on a beautiful sunny day!

ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT LISEA IS ALL EARS!

In accordance with its contractual commitment, LISEA launched an acoustic measurement campaign in July 2017 with the 113 municipalities crossed by the high-speed line. The campaign comprises 300 measurement points and will run until the summer of 2018. CEREMA, an independent body, is responsible for analysing and comparing the preliminary study for commissioning with real traffic conditions by taking a large number of acoustic measurements at monitoring points. The first feedback meeting was held in December 2017 in Charente-Maritime.

+30 %
increase in traffic on the routes to Angoulême, Poitiers and the Basque Country;
100% increase in traffic between Paris and Toulouse.
Source : SNCF Mobilités
320 km/h
TRAIN SPEED ON THE
SEA TOURS-BORDEAUX HSL.
33,5

number of daily round trips between Paris and Bordeaux,
including 18.5 non-stop.
20 millions
NUMBERS OF PASSENGERS
EXPECTED ANNUALLY

THE HSL
IS A GREAT SUCCESS

In September 2017, SNCF presented the first commercial results of the Paris-Bordeaux service, announcing a 75%
increase in traffic over the summer 2017 compared with the previous year. The new line’s success was confirmed after six full months of activity, with a 70% increase in traffic over the entire line from north to south (La Rochelle, Libourne, Tarbes, Pau, Orthez, Dax, Hendaye, etc.) and right up to Toulouse. Leisure traffic increased with a strong rise in the number of young travellers thanks to attractive fares. Business traffic also improved.

94% REGULARITY
ON THE LINE

In 2017, over six months of activity, the Tours-Bordeaux line had a 94% regularity rate. This result is all the more significant keeping in mind that the first months of operation always require technical adjustments that have an impact on commercial speed. Furthermore, this regularity rate includes all possible causes for delay, including those that are not attributable to the operator: bad weather, accident number of passengers on the tracks, incidents on board, etc.

THE HSL
IS A GREAT SUCCESS

In September 2017, SNCF presented the first commercial results of the Paris-Bordeaux service, announcing a 75%
increase in traffic over the summer 2017 compared with the previous year. The new line’s success was confirmed after six full months of activity, with a 70% increase in traffic over the entire line from north to south (La Rochelle, Libourne, Tarbes, Pau, Orthez, Dax, Hendaye, etc.) and right up to Toulouse. Leisure traffic increased with a strong rise in the number of young travellers thanks to attractive fares. Business traffic also improved.

94% REGULARITY
ON THE LINE

In 2017, over six months of activity, the Tours-Bordeaux line had a 94% regularity rate. This result is all the more significant keeping in mind that the first months of operation always require technical adjustments that have an impact on commercial speed. Furthermore, this regularity rate includes all possible causes for delay, including those that are not attributable to the operator: bad weather, accident number of passengers on the tracks, incidents on board, etc.