LGV Bordeaux-Toulouse: Carole Delga denounces “small egoisms” after the words of the mayor of Bordeaux
Carole Delga “reaffirms with force that, like the new line between Montpellier and Perpignan, this LGV Toulouse-Bordeaux is essential for our country”.
When it comes to the LGV, the president of the Occitanie Region does not mince words. The day after the speech of Pierre Hurmic, mayor (EELV) of Bordeaux, who denounced a “senseless and anachronistic project”, Carole Delga wished to recall her commitment in favor of LGV Toulouse-Bordeaux and Montpellier-Perpignan.
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“I speak on behalf of the 60% of French women and men who are today more than 4 hours by train from Paris and there is a real injustice and unacceptable territorial inequality. I therefore stand up against petty selfishness because that it is easy to talk when you are 2 hours from Paris, and to explain to millions of French people that they do not need to be connected to others and close to the capital. irresponsible only with others communities in Occitania, we have funded the Tours-Bordeaux TGV line to the tune of € 300 million! ”she said on Friday 29 October.
The day before, Pierre Hurmic had declared that “everything had to be done to stop this project”, during a press conference, after the launch of a call for the examination of alternative solutions, in particular the improvement of existing tracks.
What the president of the Occitanie Region must be “fallacious shortcuts”: “It is completely inconsistent with the desire to develop daily trains because today the Montauban-Toulouse line is completely saturated and we cannot even not not add an additional train “.
“We need a high-speed line to be connected to Paris and internationally, but we also need a high-speed line to develop daily trains and the RER north of Toulouse. It is this same need – to enable more inhabitants to take the train instead of the car – which pushes us to act quickly and strongly on the coast, between Montpellier and Perpignan “, she adds.
The State has pledged to pay 4.1 billion euros, or about 40% of the total cost. The regional authorities, departments and agglomerations of Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine – must share the financing of 40% and the remaining 20% must be supplemented by European funds, according to the promoters of the project.
Occitanie announced at the end of September that an agreement had been reached between communities for its part in this project aimed at connecting Paris and Toulouse in just over 3 hours, against 4:20 today.