With the opening of the
A89, from Bordeaux to Lyon,
the development of
airlines to Paris, the United Kingdom and the
Benelux countries, the
improvement of rail links, in addition to the arrival of
very high speed broadband, the Bergerac area
firmly asserts its desire to unite territory of performance
and quality of life with new challenges and development
prospects for the economic actors
TER Aquitaine, Bordeaux – Sarlat
The Aquitaine Regional Council (transport organising
authority), the SNCF (operator) and Rail Network of France (owner
of the infrastructure) are partners in developing train
Modernization of the line Libourne - Bergerac - Le Buisson -
Significant funds are devoted to the regeneration of this
line in the 2007-2013 State-Region Project Contract.
The objective of the work carried out in 2011-2012 is to
eliminate slowdowns in order to increase the speed of the
trains (100 km/h instead of 70 km/h and 90 km/h instead of
50 km/h on certain portions).
Modernization of Railway Stations and Stops
Operations completed or in progress:
Sainte Foy la Grande Train Station, delivered in 2008
Renovation of the passenger terminal building made
accessible, parking improvements and making pedestrian
Bergerac Train Station
New forecourt delivered in 2009, and renovation of the
passenger terminal building in progress.
Buisson de Cadouin Train Station
Work on the passenger terminal building, delivered in autumn,
2011, work on the forecourt and surroundings to follow
Lalinde Train Station
Agreement signed for renovation of the passenger terminal
building, work on improvements to the surroundings
Agreement finalised for renovation of the stop and the
Establishment of the Timing Schedule
The gradual introduction of the timing scheduling (e.g.,
train at 8h15, 9h15, 10h15 ... ) will let more trains
circulate in the future, on a more regular manner, and more
legible for the travellers.
2009 Railroad Line Committee
2010 Railroad Line Committee
Atlantic High-Speed Line
The South Europe Atlantic High-Speed Line is a railway
infrastructure construction project for the lines
Tours-Bordeaux, Bordeaux-Toulouse, Bordeaux-Spain and
This project is included in the Grenelle Environment Law,
which provides for the implementation of 2,000 additional
kilometres of railway lines by the year 2020.
The existing railway line is saturated, making it more and
more difficult to share the line among the TGV, the TER and
I. The LGV Project on the Tours-Bordeaux Line
Its objective is to bring the South-west closer to:
-Southern Europe, by the connection to the LGV
Bordeaux-Spain as far as Madrid and the LGV
Northern Europe served by the TGV rail routes (London,
-and to encourage travellers using the road or airplane to
prefer the train.
This infrastructure will make it possible to link Paris to
Bordeaux in 2 hours 5 minutes, based on a commercial speed
of 300 km/h, instead of 3 hours today. It will facilitate
the movement of travellers and will improve the service to
the cities located along the line.
The LGV SEA Tours-Bordeaux will have 340 km of new lines,
including 302 km of high-speed line.
An increase in traffic is estimated at between 3.6 and 5
million additional passengers / year.
The project will release the existing line, with the
expectation of increase in traffic for freight trains (+20%
or 2.4 million tonnes / year) and for the Regional Express
Train (+ 400 to 550,000 travellers / year).
The operational phase began in 2009-2011 (land acquisition,
deforestation, preventive archaeology) and will continue
from 2012 to 2016 with the work to achieve the
The LGV is programmed to be operational in 2017.
Department of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport
SEA Tours-Bordeaux Official Site
Official site of the South-West Grand
Wikipedia Website Article
Broadband: the Bergerac Area Responds to the Challenge
The digital development of the territory is a key issue for
business activity in the Bergerac area.
The completion of high-speed coverage has been the subject
of a departmental program, supported by the General Council
of the Dordogne, says "NRA-ZO".
Its purpose was to enable high-speed access to the areas not
covered by ADSL.
Today, this program allows 99 per cent of the population of
the Bergerac area to benefit from high-speed access. For the
others, the General Council supports access by satellite for
households and businesses.
To learn more
already, the Dordogne has turned its eyes toward the
deployment of optical fibre and very high-speed access. The
competitiveness of enterprises, public services and the new
needs of the inhabitants will depend in the future of this
equipment, for which the Dordogne and the Bergerac area in
particular, are rather in advance in France.
In fact, supported by the Departmental Energy Association
(CHI 24), the departmental schema is defined, and aims at
equipping 100 % of the outlets. The Greater Bergerac Area
will benefit from the first very high-speed broadband
connections, within the framework of the European call for
projects, of which it was the winner with the SDE
To learn more about the call for
projects (in french)
SDE 24 website
Roads: an all-out Opening!
10 years, the Bergerac area has experienced a series of road
improvements without precedent, facilitating access to it
and opening it.
Opening of the highway A89 Bordeaux-Lyon: 2001
The Bergerac area is served by the interchanges of Montpon,
Circumvention of Sainte-Foy la Grande: 2005
Direct access from Bergerac to the motorway interchange of
Les Lèches: 2007
The development of the road D709 puts the centre of the city
of Bergerac at 20 minutes from the motorway.
Completion of the eastern bypass of Bergerac (N21): 2010
This stretch has greatly facilitated north-south travel and
"stimulated the areas of activities east of Bergerac.
Western bypass of Bergerac: will be placed in service in
This last instalment of the bypass of the agglomeration will
accelerate motorway access to the west and south of the
The Valley Road: Bergerac - Couze: to ease congestion and to
make safer this heavily used, urbanized major road: starting
The Euro 21 from Limoges to the Pyrenees
The Association EURO 21 brings together the economic actors
in five departments in order to achieve making the RN21 from
Limoges to the Pyrénées into 2 x 2 lanes under private
management. This axis crosses the Dordogne from north to
south, linking, in particular, Perigueux to Bergerac and
then to the Lot-et-Garonne.
-Open up the territories concerned,
Develop a European axis Paris – Saragossa - Madrid,
including the central crossing of the Pyrenees by rail
Enhance road safety on one of France’s major roads with the
To learn more about Euro21
Affirmation of the Bergerac-Dordogne-Perigord Airport
2002, the city of Bergerac and the ICC decided to open the
airport to international flights.
Since then, the number of people using the Bergerac -
Dordogne – Périgord airport exploded, approaching 300,000
passengers a year.
Around 10 destinations are offered: Paris, London (Stansted
and Gatwick), Brussels-Charleroi, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, etc.
In 2009, important work on the terminal made it possible to
accommodate up to 400,000 passengers safely.
Today, the airport is managed by the Air Dordogne Joint
Association, bringing together the General Council of the
Dordogne, the Bergerac Purple Community of Communes and the
ICC of the Dordogne.
This facility is an important asset for tourism development
in the Bergerac area, a key to investors wishing to work in
export and an opening toward Europe.
To learn more :
Our section devoted to the airport
The airport website