The cross-border section of the Lyon-Turin freight and passenger railway line extends over a stretch of 65 km between Susa in Piedmont and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in Savoy.
The main feature of the work is the 57.5 km long Mont Cenis base tunnel – 12.5 km in Italy and 45 in France – linking the international stations of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Susa, which constitute the connection points to the respective national lines in France and Italy.
A European network stage
The European Union conceives the network as a “metro railway for Europe” to connect the continent rapidly, efficiently and sustainably along 17,500 km of railway tracks, linking ports, airports, intermodal hubs and large urban centres.
The new Turin-Lyon line is approximately 270 km long, with 70% in France and 30% in Italy.
The calls for bids were launched in 2017 and the work will be completed in 2029. For the activities currently under way, of a value of 2.9 billion euros, France and Italy will, in accordance with the Grant Agreement stipulated in December 2015, benefit from a European contribution of 41.08%, for a total of 813.8 million euros.
According to estimates, at the peak of activities, over 20,000 companies will be involved and approximately 8,000 workers, between employed directly and indirectly, will be working on the project.