CFAL – New Rhone crossing: Studies in preparation for the Public Interest Enquiry
Type of solution: Infrastructure: adding
Node: Mediterranean, North Sea-Mediterranean
Stakeholders involved: Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition – Ministry of Transport (France) (coordinator)
The railway bypass around Lyon (CFAL) is a Global Project which aims at building a new double track railway line (72 km) to the east and south of Lyon. CFAL tackles the congestion bottleneck in the Lyon urban node, located on the North Sea-Mediterranean and Mediterranean Corridors, by avoiding long distance trains having to cross the city centre. CFAL consists of a Northern section, a Southern section and a new Rhone river crossing to the south of the Lyon conglomeration.
The new Rhone crossing is an essential feature in ensuring that the CFAL Global Project can reach its full completion and eliminate the bottleneck in Lyon by developing efficient rail transport corridors bypassing the city of Lyon to the east. Once the Action has been completed and the new Rhone crossing project has been declared being of General Interest, it will have the same administrative and procedural status as the other parts of CFAL.
Therefore, this action carries out the studies and different procedural steps needed for the new Rhone crossing project’s classification as a Project of General Interest (PGI), thus ensuring reservation of the land required for the future works. Furthermore the action will establish the best sequence for the future works on the new Rhone crossing in relation with the works for the other parts of the CFAL Global Project.