After one year of operation, the South-Europe Atlantic high-speed line is a success 23 July 2018

Operated by VINCI Railways, the first private operator of a high-speed line in France thanks to its subsidiary MESEA, the South-Europe Atlantique high-speed line is a real success, both commercial and technical. 12 months after the Bordeaux-Paris route was launched on 2 July 2017, the number of passengers on the 33 daily return trips between […]

Operated by VINCI Railways, the first private operator of a high-speed line in France thanks to its subsidiary MESEA, the South-Europe Atlantique high-speed line is a real success, both commercial and technical.

12 months after the Bordeaux-Paris route was launched on 2 July 2017, the number of passengers on the 33 daily return trips between Paris and Bordeaux has doubled. All in all, 5.5 million passengers took the TGV between the Gironde capital and the City of Light, an increase of 70%. The opening of the LGV has also encouraged business location decisions, boosting trade on the line's route. The CCI Bordeaux Gironde and Invest'in Bordeaux (economic development agency of the Bordeaux metropolis), both mention the creation of some 2000 jobs. 

Beyond this commercial success, VINCI Railways has also made this project a major technical success. The line's performance is in line with the commitments made, with a regularity rate of 94%. This success is based above all on an integrated model; VINCI Railways relies on the full range of VINCI group expertise to bring consistency to the project, a high-performance culture and innovative maintenance methods.