The Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass (CNM) Project is a 25-year contract for a new 80-kilometre section of railway for both freight and passenger traffic between Nîmes and Montpellier. It is an extension of the Mediterranean High-Speed Link which was commissioned in 2001.
The line has been developed for several reasons:
OC’Via, the Project Company, signed the 25-year PPP contract with SNCF Réseau, a government entity which owns the national French railway network.
The infrastructure was commissioned in 2017, on schedule. In 2019, Meridiam increased its ownership from 53% to 73% by acquiring the shares of the industrial partners.
In Operation, completion date 13 November 2017
Learn more about the project:
Launch of the First commercial freight train on the CNM (Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass)
for High Speed trains and freight trains in South of France
trains in 2019
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