Valence–Moirans railway

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Valence–Moirans railway
Map of the Valence-Moirans railway line.
System SNCF
Status Operational
Locale France (Rhône-Alpes)
Termini Gare de Valence-Ville
Opened 1864
Owner RFF
Operator(s) SNCF
Line length 78 km (48 mi)
Number 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 electrified, and is double-track over two third 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. The electrified connection to the LGV Méditerranée allows occasional high-speed services from points south to Grenoble and north. Construction started in December 2012 and was complete by December 2013.[3]

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