A Bordeaux, la droite veut croiser le fer sur les LGV au conseil municipal
The right-wing municipal opposition is in favor of the project for high-speed lines between Bordeaux, Toulouse and Dax, and it makes it known. Bordeaux Ensemble asks that a debate on the railway developments in the south of Bordeaux be placed on the agenda at the next municipal council. The macronists of Renouveau Bordeaux also plead for the large South West railway project. France rebellious on the contrary supports the initiative of Pierre Hurmic in favor of alternatives to the LGV.
Less than a week aftercall for mobilization against the Great South West Railway Project (GPSO) launched by Pierre Hurmic, the opposition group Bordeaux Ensemble asks that the subject be put on the table during the city council next Tuesday. In a letter addressed to the mayor of Bordeaux this Wednesday, November 3, Nicolas Florian writes:
“It seems to me necessary that each municipality be able to debate in its democratic forum, namely the City Council, a question as structuring which reveals, moreover, the vision that each one carries for our city and its agglomeration in the years and the decades future. “
This position echoes that held by another opposition group to the City, Renouveau Bordeaux. Friday, October 29, the Marchers published a column in which they reaffirm their support for the LGV project between Bordeaux, Toulouse and Dax. The latter is in line with Emmanuel Macron’s new position on the subject, and that recommended during the Regional campaign by their candidate, Geneviève Darrieussecq.
“It is essential that Bordeaux and its metropolis take their full part in this project and without dissonance,” said the Macronist group, alluding to the disagreement between socialists and environmentalists on the subject in the metropolis. “Because the creation of these new railway facilities south of Bordeaux will accelerate the implementation of the metropolitan RER, a necessity for our city and the neighboring territories. ”
Before the publication of this column, Renouveau Bordeaux had formulated a wish proposal, for the city council of October 5, in support of the LGV project. If the latter has not been on the agenda, the Walkers will represent him during the municipal council of November 9.
In the Bordeaux metropolis, the GPSO provides for the creation of railway facilities on a 12 km section between Bègles and Saint-Médard d’Eyrans. Opponents of the project had contested these developments, declared of public utility in 2015. At the end of last September, the Council of State had rejected the appeal, falling the last obstacle to the creation of the LGV.
Pierre Hurmic is not on the same line as the president of Bordeaux Métropole, Alain Anziani, and defends an alternative solution to the GPSO. The city council wishes to renovate the existing railway lines to Toulouse and Spain. A cheaper modernization, between 4.6 and 7.3 billion euros, compared to the LGV project, estimated at 14.3 billion euros. The mayor of Bordeaux also questions the ecological cost of the project, which provides for the artificialization of natural spaces.
Support from La France Insoumise
In Gironde, the alternative to the LGV is supported by France Insoumise. In a statement released Friday, October 29, the movement calls for signing the petition initiated by the mayor of Bordeaux, recalling that he had campaigned against the LGV during the campaign:
“France Insoumise Gironde welcomes this initiative of PierreHurmic and the reinforcement as well as by the signatories of the petition” Alternative LGV “to all the associations and citizens who lead the fight and share the analysis and the request of requalification of existing lines rather than a waste of public money! The South of Bordeaux railway installations (AFSB), financed by the Region and the Metropolis, must be entirely dedicated to this improvement of daily trains for years. “
On November 26, at the metropolitan council, the community’s membership of the public financing company must be voted on. While the State has committed to contribute 4.1 billion euros for the two high-speed lines, 40% of the project to be financed remains the responsibility of the communities of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie. Bordeaux Métropole could put several hundreds of millions of euros on the table, which ecologists wish only directed towards the railway installations south of Bordeaux. “