|Project Details||The estimated cost of the project were between 3.3 and 3.4 billion euros and at the end of the project (in 2017), it was still valued at 3 billion euros (Chauvot 2017). Within the project there are three partners all of which have a share of around one third.|
In terms of State participation, this project is part of the infrastructure projects selected in the „Grenelle Environnement“ framework, which established RFF (French State-owned firm that owned and maintained French national railway network, while the trains were operated by SNCF, the national railway company. From 1 January 2015, RFF became SNCF Réseau, the operational assets of SNCF became SNCF Mobilités, and both groups were placed under the control of SNCF (SNCF Réseau, 2015).
Another share of around one third is awarded in the frame of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to Eiffage Rail Express, a subsidiary of the Eiffage group, associated with the engineering firms Setec and Ingerop for the design missions. The partnership contract was signed on July 28, 2011 to build and maintain LGV for 25 years. Eiffage will advance one-third of the investment and will in return receive fixed rents from RFF and now SNCF for 25 years, which will operate the line and collect the tolls paid by the operator.
The third partner are the regions Brittany and (90.5% Brittany / 9.5% Pays de la Loire). Overall the state invested € 1,093.4 million from the "Grenelle de l'environnement" + € 15 million from the recovery plan. The regions spent € 1,110.4m, of which € 896m for LGV and € 214.4m for extensions to Brest and Quimper, French rail network invested € 1,183.2.
|Project Area (in hectares)||2,300|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||3 billion euros (for line and for prolongation and modernization of the rails) |
|Type of Population||Semi-urban|
|Potential Affected Population||local population on this rail road|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||SNCF|
|Relevant government actors||• Territorial governments of Brittany and others regions concerned|
• Government and the Grenelle Environment Forum
|International and Financial Institutions||French government from France|
RFF (réseau ferré de France)
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Fédération ALTO (Alternative to the new West TGV lines) |
French Archaeologist Society
Representation of the interests of residents of the LGV Paris-Rennes, Brittany and Pays de la Loire