REGIONAL MOMENTUM

REGIONAL MOMENTUM

THE HSL
AN ATTRACTIVENESS FACTOR

The new high-speed line materially contributes to the dynamism of regions, their businesses and inhabitants. LISEA’s socio-economic Observatory seeks to measure this impact.

 

THE HSL
AN ATTRACTIVENESS FACTOR

 

The new high-speed line materially contributes to the dynamism of regions, their businesses and inhabitants. LISEA’s socio-economic Observatory seeks to measure this impact.

17630


NUMBER OF DIRECT,
INDIRECT, AND INDUCED
JOBS

generated each year on average
over the entire duration of the HSL’s construction,
i.e. 52 jobs supported per kilometre of railway.
15%

OF HOURS WORKED

on the site entrusted to
individuals in job integration
programmes.

Indisputable benefits

All of the cities and regions that have welcomed the TGV have reaped economic benefits. Bordeaux is already benefiting from this positive trend in the wake of the “Bordeaux-Euratlantique”project1. The emergence of a business district close to the station would create 30,000 permanent jobs, 15,000 of which at companies newly installed in Bordeaux, including start-ups and companies in the digital industry.
1 A €5 billion operation of national interest, with public and private investments, including the creation of 2.5 million square meters of offices, homes and businesses.


LISEA’s socio-economic Observatory

The observatory was established in 2012 to analyse and promote the HSL’s socio-economic effects over the long term. Consisting of an independent scientific council of six members and a monitoring committee, the observatory has developed and rolled out a work programme covering several areas, notably transport and mobility services, tourism, the impact of HSL train stations, etc.

The impact of “free time at destination”

With the increase in TGV speeds on the one hand, and in the number of trains on the
other, travellers now enjoy greater flexibility at the end of their journey, in other words more “free time at destination”. In 2017, 53 combinations of round-trip services between Paris and Bordeaux offered travellers the possibility of spending four hours at their final destination, compared with just 12 combinations in previous years. This improvement is boosting business tourism as well as short stays.


A social and cultural dimension

The HSL helps build social and cultural links between people from different regions. In this respect, LISEA was a partner of the cultural programming “Paysages Bordeaux 2017”, orchestrated around the HSL’s arrival in the city. The event, which ran for four months, gave rise to around one hundred artistic proposals visited by more than 600,000 spectators. The concession operator also partnered with SNCF for the travelling exhibition “L’archéologie à grande vitesse” (Archaeology at high speed),
which charts the 50 survey excavations that were carried out as part of the project, as well as the exhibition based on the photo book “302 + 38” by Bordeaux photographer Marc Montméat.
17630


NUMBER OF DIRECT,
INDIRECT, AND INDUCED
JOBS

generated each year on average over the entire duration of the HSL’s construction, i.e. 52 jobs supported per kilometre of railway.
15%

OF HOURS WORKED


on the site entrusted to individuals

in job integration programmes.

Indisputable benefits

All of the cities and regions that have welcomed the TGV have reaped economic benefits. Bordeaux is already benefiting from this positive trend in the wake of the “Bordeaux-Euratlantique”project1. The emergence of a business district close to the station would create 30,000 permanent jobs, 15,000 of which at companies newly installed in Bordeaux, including start-ups and companies in the digital industry.
1 A €5 billion operation of national interest, with public and private investments, including the creation of 2.5 million square meters of offices, homes and businesses.

LISEA’s socio-economic Observatory

The observatory was established in 2012 to analyse and promote the HSL’s socio-economic effects over the long term. Consisting of an independent scientific council of six members and a monitoring committee, the observatory has developed and rolled out a work programme covering several areas, notably transport and mobility services, tourism, the impact of HSL train stations, etc.

The impact of “free time at destination”

With the increase in TGV speeds on the one hand, and in the number of trains on the
other, travellers now enjoy greater flexibility at the end of their journey, in other words more “free time at destination”. In 2017, 53 combinations of round-trip services between Paris and Bordeaux offered travellers the possibility of spending four hours at their final destination, compared with just 12 combinations in previous years. This improvement is boosting business tourism as well as short stays.

A social and cultural dimension

The HSL helps build social and cultural links between people from different regions. In this respect, LISEA was a partner of the cultural programming “Paysages Bordeaux 2017”, orchestrated around the HSL’s arrival in the city. The event, which ran for four months, gave rise to around one hundred artistic proposals visited by more than 600,000 spectators. The concession operator also partnered with SNCF for the travelling exhibition “L’archéologie à grande vitesse” (Archaeology at high speed),
which charts the 50 survey excavations that were carried out as part of the project, as well as the exhibition based on the photo book “302 + 38” by Bordeaux photographer Marc Montméat.

BORDEAUX
IN POLE POSITION

In 2017, Bordeaux rose to second place in the annual barometer of the “most attractive and enterprising regional cities for foreign investment” published by EY (formerly Ernst & Young). According to observers, the Paris- Bordeaux journey of 2 hours and 4 minutes on the HSL is one of the reasons for this result.