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Wow. What a great diary.

Just a local point: the light blue Bordeaux-Toulouse connection was (politically) announced for a 2015 opening, but I think it pretty obviously won't be done for that date.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Dec 17th, 2009 at 04:08:59 PM EST
Indeed when none of the impact studies have been completed, no public consultation has been conducted; not to mention choosing the final alignment, tendering the PPP concessionnaire, and tendering the detailed design and then construction -- it won't come before 2018, or even 2023, methinks. And the same goes for Bordeaux-Dax(-Bayonne-Irún), on the intended primary Madrid-Paris connection.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 17th, 2009 at 04:30:31 PM EST
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The word is SNCF doesn't consider Bordeaux-Toulouse a sufficiently profitable option. Whereas the Midi-Pyrénées region wants it and is willing to contribute.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Dec 18th, 2009 at 01:57:31 AM EST
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