New 25KV-50Hz overhead rail recently installed in the Crêt d'Eau Tunnel on the Lyon-Genève line.
A difficult tunnel
The 4km-long (2.5 miles) Crêt d’Eau tunnel on the Lyon to Genève line is located between the Bellegarde-sur-Valserine station and the Longeray-Leaz junction wi... (more)
A pole forest
A refurbished Sud-Est TGV in Carmillon livery coming from Evian slowly negotiates the Longeray-Leaz junction. At this location, the catenary gives way to a overhead r... (more)
Two "ZGC" EMUs on a local "TER" train enter the Cret d'Eau tunnel while works are going on an one of the tracks is neutralized. The overhead rail was recently installed on the ... (more)
Due to a temporary single track in the Cret d'Eau tunnel between Bellegarde and Longeray, a Lyria TGV coming from Genève waits for a Euroduplex going to Genève to pass before resuming its travel.
This spot is located on the Lyon-Genève line that was electrified in 1.5KV DC in 1956. For various reasons, mostly related to simplification and costs, the Bellegarde... (more)
The Lyria Genève - Nice is equipped with a Euroduplex (or 2N2), a TGV of the most recent generation, a series still under construction. This is the 6th TGV series, and the 3rd Duplex series after... (more)