LGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire
The LGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire is a proposed French high-speed rail line which is scheduled to enter service around 2012. Running between Le Mans and Rennes, it would be serviced by TGV trains operated by SNCF, the French national railway company.
The line will begin as an extension of the LGV Atlantique western branch near Conneré (Sarthe). After a connection north of Le Mans, the LGV will dip towards the southwest with a connection to the regular Le Mans-Angers line near Sablé-sur-Sarthe. It will then rise to pass north of Laval and re-join the regular ligne at Cesson-Sévigné, near Rennes.
- Paris-Rennes 1:23
- Paris-Nantes 1:40
It has been suggested to improve the regular Rennes-Brest and Rennes-Quimper lines (elimination of level crossings, straightening of curves) so that they could be used by tilting TGVs (not yet built) at 220 km/h. The journey time for Paris to Brest and Quimper would then be 3 hours.
|In Service – France||LGV Sud-Est - LGV Atlantique - LGV Rhône-Alpes - LGV Nord - LGV Interconnexion Est - LGV Méditerranée|
|Under Construction||LGV Est - LGV Perpignan-Figueras - LGV Rhin-Rhône|
|Planned||LGV Bretagne-Pays de la Loire - LGV Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - LGV Poitiers-Limoges - LGV Sud Europe Atlantique - LGV Bordeaux-Toulouse - LGV Barreau Picard - LGV Normandie - Lyon Turin Ferroviaire|