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Definition:The infrastructure on the lines of the trans-European transport network identified in the framework of the guidelines referred to in Article 129c of the Treaty:
– those specially built for high-speed travel;
– those specially upgraded for high- speed travel.
They may include connecting lines, in particular junctions of new lines or lines upgraded for high speed with town centre stations located on them, on which speeds must take account of local conditions. Source:Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the Trans- European high-speed rail system