Yes, I too initially thought it had something to do with the reopening of the Ararat to Maryborough line.
The line in question is still open on the Spanish side (better not mention gauges!!) and gets a couple of services per day.
Part of the French end has recently been rebuilt and was reopened in 2016.
The big problem is the 30km or so gap, which is basically a mountain line with a spiral, several bridges and viaducts, a couple needing a total rebuild, one being the bridge where the derailment that led to the closure occurred, another wiped out by a flood later on, and various places where portions of the ROW have been given over to road widenings etc.
Not to mention the 8000m or so Somport tunnel, which has since been used by road traffic, though I think closed now as a new road tunnel was built.http://www.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-canfranc-railway-station#1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau%E2%80%93Canfranc_railway
Searching for canfranc gets many more links, though most are in Spanish or French.