LGV Est

LGV Est

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The LGV Est européenne (often shortened to LGV Est) is an extension to the French high-speed rail network, connecting currently Vaires-sur-Marne (near Paris) and Baudrecourt (near Metz and Nancy), and later Vaires-sur-Marne and Vendenheim (near Strasbourg). , it is the newest high-speed line in France and still under construction, with of a planned in service. It provides fast service between Paris and the principal cities of eastern France and Luxembourg, and several cities in Germany and Switzerland. It also enables fast connections between eastern France and French regions already served by TGV, to the southeast, the west and southwest, and to the north, with extensions towards Belgium.

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The line passes through the French regions of Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne and Île-de-France. The first section of this new route, linking Vaires-sur-Marne near Paris to Baudrecourt in the Moselle, entered service on 10 June 2007. Constructed for speeds up to , for commercial service it is initially operating at a maximum speed of , until the Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway opened in 2009. It is the first line in France to travel at this speed in commercial service, the first to use ERTMS, the new European rail signalling system...
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