MOBILITY: The Côte-d’Or department supports the approach of the city of Dijon regarding the TGV connection with Roissy and Lille

Commonly written by the majority and the opposition, a wish addressed to the SNCF and the government was unanimously voted on Monday 28 November.

In favor of the health crisis, the SNCF has suspended unprofitable train connections. Today, the restoration of the line that goes from Mulhouse to Lille, via Besançon, Dijon, Montbard, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Marne-La Vallée, is postponed to 2024.

On 7 March, Marie-Guite Dufay (PS), President of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region, François Resbamen (PS, FP), Mayor of Dijon, and Anne Vignot (EELV), Mayor of Besançon, in particular, wrote to the President of the SNCF group to ask him to address even just the topic (read our article).

Last October 28, during a meeting of the Montbard observatory, SNCF Voyageurs announced that the suspension had been extended until at least 2024. tourism”, however recalled Laurence Porte (LCOP), mayor of the small centrality (read our article).

In the process, on November 18, François Rebsamen launched a petition. “Dijon must regain its direct SNCF connection with Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport”, he insisted, insisting on the “international vocation” of the capital of Burgundy-Franche-Comté (read the press release).

Cross-party writing

This Monday, November 28, 2022, during a session of the departmental council of the Côte d’Or, the majority and the opposition addressed the topic.

The argument is launched by Nathalie Koenders (PS), departmental councilor of the opposition political group Côte-d’Or Terre d’avenir and, moreover, first deputy to the mayor of Dijon. Argument taken up by François-Xavier Dugourd (LR), chairman of the majority political group, under the gaze of his colleague Laurence Porte.

Also a member of Côte-d’Or Terre d’avenir, the ecologist Catherine Hervieu (EELV), adds her touch by proposing to take into account the “contribution to a European railway service”, which makes it possible to go beyond the principle of a “connection with an airport”. A winning proposition.

A bottle of Dijonnais to seal the consent

François-Xavier Dugourd and Nathalie Koenders agree to deposit a joint written wish in order to obtain a unanimous vote. To seal this consensus, Nathalie Koenders hands over a bottle of Dijonnais wine to François Sauvadet, delighted with the attention.

Arguing in particular on the return of travelers to Montbard station, the wish invites “the government to support the restoration of this TGV line in the name of balance and the principle of territorial equity”. The wish is in fact voted unanimously.

Jean-Christophe Tardivon

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