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Europe: Funding of select HSR projects [free access]

June 1, 2019

Most of the high speed rail (HSR) projects in Europe funded by the European Union have not been completed on time and within the set budget. Some of the HSR projects completed on time and within budget are Ligne à Grande Vitesse (LGV) Rhin–Rhône and an HSR line connecting Perpignan and Figueras. The table below provides information about the funding of select HSR projects.

 

Table: Funding of HSR projects

Country

HSR line

Project

Initial cost (EUR million)

Initial EU grant  (EUR million)

Actual cost  (EUR million)

Actual EU grant  (EUR million)

Length of co-financed section (km)

Cost per km  (EUR million)

Cost per km  (EUR million)

Spain

Madrid–Barcelona–FF

Suministro y montaje de materiales de vía en la Línea de Alta Velocidad Madrid–Zaragoza–Barcelona–Frontera francesa. Tramo Madrid–Lleida

745

464

848

464

485

1.75

1.75

Spain

Madrid–Barcelona–FF

Línea de alta velocidad Madrid–Barcelona–Frontera francesa. Tramo: Lleida–Martorell (Platforma). Subtramos XI–A y XI–B (Sant Sadurní D'Anoia– Gelida)

78.1

48.5

73.3

43.3

6.3

11.7

11.63

Spain

Madrid –León

Nuevo acceso ferroviario al Norte y Noroeste de España, Madrid– Segovia–Valladolid / Medina del Campo. Tramo: Soto del Real – Segovia. Túnel de Guadarrama (Infraestructura y vía)

1,380.3

1,001.4

1,702.5

1,001.4

32.5

52.4

52.38

Spain

Madrid–León

Línea de Alta Velocidad Venta de Baños–Palencia–León Plataforma Fase I

365.8

102.7

384.8

125.6

92.9

4.1

4.14

Spain

Eje Atlántico

Eje Atlántico. Tramo Santiago–Oroso (Variante de Berdia)

85.5

55.2

101.8

49.5

9.1

11.2

11.19

Spain

Madrid–Galicia

Línea de alta velocidad Madrid–Galicia para tráfico mixto. Tramo La Hiniesta–Perilla–Otero–Cernadilla

211.5

35.2

243.4

35.2

83.2

2.9

2.93

Spain / Portugal

Madrid–Extremadura

Studies and Works for the High-Speed Railway Axis of South-West Europe (PP3)–Lisbon–Madrid Axis: Cross-Border Section Evora–Merida

3,027.5

312.7

312.7

29.8

130

4.9

2.41

Spain / France

Figueres–Perpiñán

Works for construction of a high-speed railway section between Perpignan and Figueras

994

69.8

952

60.6

51.9

18.3

18.34

Spain / France

Y Vasca

Atlantic branch of the international section of PP3 Vitoria–Dax (estudios yobras para la nuevalinea de alta velocidad)

1,250

70

70.8

11.5

16.5

4.3

4.29

Spain / France

Y Vasca

Atlantic Corridor: Section Bergara–San Sebastian–Bayonne. Studies and works and services for follow-up works. Phase 1

1,165.1

459.3

N/A

N/A

67.8

17.2

17.2

France

Est-Européenne

Seconde phase de la LGV Est Européenne entre Baudrecourt et Strasbourg– Réalisation du génie civil de la LGV

2,340

76

2,130

76

106

20.1

20.09

France

Est-Européenne

Ligne à grande vitesse Est - section Vair es– Baudrecourt: installations et projets d'accompagnement dans râtelier de maintenance de l'OURCQ et gares nouvelles

92.3

3

93.4

1.0

NA

NA

NA

France

Rhin–Rhône

Ligne à grande vitesse (LGV) Rhin–Rhône Branche Est

2,312

198

2,610

198

137.5

19

18.98

France

Rhin–Rhône

Adaptation de la ligne existante entre Mulhouse et la frontière en vue de la circulation de trains à grande vitesse (TGV) ou d’intercity express (ICE) sur l’axe Mulhouse–Mullheim (Fribourg)

4.1

0.7

3.4

0.6

4.0

0.9

0.85

Italy

Milano–Venezia

Tratta AV/AC Treviglio–Brescia: completamento 1° lotto costruttivo tratta e realizzazioneopere di sistemazionestazione di Brescia

644

123

644.2

114.2

51.3

12.6

12.56

Italy

Milano–Venezia

Tratta AV/AC Treviglio - Brescia: operecivili (fase)

26.4

5.0

26.4

4.9

0.3

87.1

88.00

Italy

Torino–Salerno

Tratta Campana della linea AV/AC Roma–Napoli

273.0

118.7

273.0

118.7

14.8

18.5

18.45

Italy

Torino– Salerno

Linea AV/AC Roma–Napoli (tratta campana): realizzazione di parte del I lotto e del II lotto

712.7

146.3

713.0

234.6

58.0

12.3

12.29

Italy / Austria*

München– Verona

Southern access line to Brenner

422.3

58.8

82.2

14.5

NA

NA

NA

Italy / Austria*

München–Verona

Brenner Base Tunnel - Works

9,300

878.6

Ongoing

Ongoing

64.0

145

145

Italy / Austria*

München– Verona

Priority Project TEN No. 1 Brenner Base Tunnel - Studies

9,300

878.6

Ongoing

Ongoing

64.0

145

145

Italy / Austria*

München–Verona

Priority Project TEN No. 1 Brenner Base Tunnel - Works

9,300

878.6

Ongoing

Ongoing

64.0

145

145

Italy / Austria*

München–Verona

Priority Project TEN no. 1 Brenner Base Tunnel - Studies

9,300

878.6

Ongoing

Ongoing

64.0

145

145

Germany/ Austria

München–Verona

Pre-study for the Northern Access Line to the Brenner Base Tunnel between Munich (Germany) and Radfeld (Austria)

6.7

3.4

N/A

0.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

Germany

Berlin–Leipzig/Halle– Erfurt– Nurnberg– München

Neubau VDE 8.1 Ebensfeld–Erfurt, EinzelmaßnahmenProjektabschnitt Thüringen

705.8

239.3

815.0

239.3

60.9

13.4

13.38

Germany

Berlin– Leipzig/Halle– Erfurt– Nurnberg– München

Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit (VDE) 8.2, Neubaustrecke (NBS) Erfurt– Leipzig/Halle, Abschnitt Erfurt–Halle bzw. Gröbers

762.0

48.8

770.0

48.8

122.0

6.3

6.31

Germany

Stuttgart– München

Aus- und Neubaustrecke Stuttgart–Wendlingen einschl. Stuttgart 21

2,894.5

135.1

6,526.0

128.8

57.0

114.5

114.49

Germany

Stuttgart– München

Neubaustrecke Wendlingen– Ulm

2,065.5

117.2

3,259.0

117.2

59.6

54.7

54.68

Portugal

Lisboa– Madrid

Ligação Ferroviaria Sines/Elvas (Espanha): Troco Evora–Caia e Estação Técnica ao km 118 da Linha do Sul (Railway connection Sines/Elvas (Spain): Évora–Caia Section and Technical Station at km 118 of the South Line)

814.7

127.7

N/A

N/A

130.0

6.3

6.3

Note: NA- Not available; *- Cost and funding estimated at the time of the audit for the global Brenner Base Tunnel project

Source: European Commission, European Court of Auditors (ECA)

 

(1 EUR [Euro] = 1.12 USD)