Lisbon–Madrid high-speed rail line

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Lisbon–Madrid high-speed rail line is a proposed high speed line between the Iberian capitals. It forms part of the Trans-European high-speed rail network, which in turn is one of a number of the European Union's Trans-European transport networks (TEN-T). It was defined by the Council Directive 96/48/EC of 23 July 1996.[1]

In 2012 the project was cancelled officially on the Portuguese side of the project as not being financially viable.[2]

In 2016 the European Union's European Regional Development Fund, gave Spain €205.1m towards the €312.1m needed for the track between Navalmoral de la Mata and Mérida, Spain. [3]


  1. ^ Council Directive 96/48/EC of 23 July 1996 on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system Retrieved 7 March 2012
  2. ^ "Portugal's high speed rail network 'not financially viable' according to final report". Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  3. ^ "ESI funds to improve Madrid – Lisboa connection". Retrieved 2017-04-14.

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