Map of the Valence-Moirans railway line.
LGV line indicated in red.
|Termini||Gare de Valence-Ville
|Line length||78 km (48 mi)|
|No. of tracks||Single track|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
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.
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.