Valence–Moirans railway

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Valence–Moirans railway
SNCF Valence-Moirans.png
Map of the Valence-Moirans railway line.
LGV line indicated in red.
Overview
System SNCF
Status Operational
Locale France (Rhône-Alpes)
Termini Gare de Valence-Ville
Moirans
Operation
Opening 1864
Owner RFF
Operator(s) SNCF
Technical
Line length 78 km (48 mi)
No. of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification no[1]
Route map

The railway from Valence to Moirans is a 78 km long railway line in southeastern France. It was built by the PLM and opened on 9 May 1864 to link Valence and Grenoble. The line is currently only a single track line (originally a double track), but it is being electrified, and returned to double track over most of its length.[2]

In 2011, Réseau Ferré de France announced an €80m contract award to electrify the line from Valence on Paris-Marseille line to Moirans on the Lyon-Grenoble line. A connection to the LGV Méditerranée will allow high-speed services from points south to Grenoble. Construction started in December 2012 and expected to be complete by December 2013.[3]

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