The return to favor of the TGV

The TGV is 40 years old and the midlife crisis already seems to be behind it. On July 1, 2017, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Tours-Bordeaux and Paris-Rennes high-speed lines (LGV), Emmanuel Macron announced that he wanted “Take a break from new major projects”, for “Improve daily transport […]. We had to get out of this drift of unfunded projects. Our country suffered from it ”.

Four years later, if there are still a large number of projects to be carried out for the TER and Intercités, for the LGV the break is over. This putting to sleep of high-speed projects to give priority to everyday transport had yet been taken up in the mobility orientation law (LOM) of December 26, 2019. After two decades of all-TGV, since the presidency Hollande and especially since 2017, the state has spent around 3 billion euros per year to regenerate the existing network.

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