Freight trains are due to begin using the new line on December 10.

The line will open to passenger services on July 8, reducing the journey time for Paris - Montpellier TGVs from 3h 25min to 3h 5min.

The line includes two new high-speed stations, Manduel-Redessan near Nîmes and Odysseum near Montpellier. The latter will be linked to the city centre via an extension of Montpellier light rail Line 1.