LGV Interconnexion Est

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LGV Interconnexion Est
LGV from Lille
11.0
0.0
LGV to Paris-GdNord
7.5 Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV
20.5 LGV Paris-GdEstStrasbourg
31.3 Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
47.1 to Tournan
56.0
26.5
Coubert bifurcation
39.4
17.1
LGV to Lyon
LGV to Paris-GdLyon
4.0 Line to Massy TGV
0.0
9.3
from Melun
to Paris-GdLyon

The LGV Interconnexion Est is a French high-speed rail line that connects the LGV Nord and LGV Sud-Est through Île de France. Opened in 1994, it consists of three branches, which begin at Coubert:

The south and west branches are now shared with the LGV Sud-Est line.

Route[edit]

Starting from the south (LGV Sud-Est or LGV Atlantique), the line begins at Coubert junction and heads northeast. Near Tournan, there is a link to the Paris-Coulommiers line. Further north, Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy station (transfer to the RER A) serves the new town of Marne-la-Vallée and Disneyland Paris theme parks. Near Claye-Souilly, two links under construction will join the line to the LGV Est. The route next serves Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV station (transfer to the RER B and air transport). Shortly thereafter, the line joins the LGV Nord at Vémars junction.

Journey times[edit]

Expansion[edit]

  • The construction of a suburban line along the LGV between Villeparisis and Vémars is under consideration. This project could have two possible purposes: to serve Roissy airport from Paris (as an alternative to the CDG Express); or to be the beginning of a western line linking Creil to Meaux, Marne-la-Vallée and Melun.
  • It has also been proposed to complement the Interconnexion Est with an LGV Interconnexion Sud or LGV Interconnexion Ouest.
  • In November 2010, RFF began formal studies of a link from the Interconnexion Est to the Paris - Creil - Amiens line.[1]

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