Gare d'Avignon TGV

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Avignon TGV SNCF
Avignon TGV 1.jpg
Avignon TGV railway station
Station statistics
Address Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,
 France
Coordinates 43°55′18″N 4°47′9″E / 43.92167°N 4.78583°E / 43.92167; 4.78583Coordinates: 43°55′18″N 4°47′9″E / 43.92167°N 4.78583°E / 43.92167; 4.78583
Line(s) LGV Méditerranée
Avignon-Centre–Avignon TGV railway
Platforms 2
Other information
Opened 2001

Avignon TGV (IATA: XZN) is a railway station located in Avignon, Vaucluse, south-eastern France. The station was opened in 2001 and is located on the LGV Méditerranée high-speed line and Avignon-Centre–Avignon TGV railway. The train services are operated by SNCF. The station is located 6km south of the city centre.

Overview[edit]

This station has two platforms for trains calling at the station, with two through lines. This allows trains not stopping at Avignon to pass through at full speed, but away from passenger platforms.

This station, inaugurated in 2001, was designed by the cabinet of architecture of the SNCF under the direction of Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Jean-François Blassel. It has a 340 m (1,115 ft)-long glazed roof that has been compared to that of a cathedral.

On 15 December, 2013 a link line between Avignon's city station and Avignon's high speed station opened, with a regular shuttle service operating between the two.[1]

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:[2]

From Avignon TGV train services depart to major French cities such as: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Dijon, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes and Lille.

International services operate to Belgium: Brussels, Antwerpen (in summer), Germany: Frankfurt, Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Switzerland: Geneva, England: London and The Netherlands: Amsterdam (in summer).

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Cannes - Nice
  • High speed services (TGV Ouigo) Marne-la-Vallée - Lyon Saint-Exupéry - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aeroport CDG - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels - Aeroport CDG - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille (- Cannes - Nice)
  • High speed services (TGV/ICE) Frankfurt - Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Belfort - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Basel / Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Belfort - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Metz - Dijon - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Angers - Tours - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Rennes - Le Mans - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Le Havre - Rouen - Lyon - Valence - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Geneva - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille - Cannes - Nice
  • High speed services (AVE) Madrid - Barcelona - Perpignan - Montpellier - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (Eurostar) London - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille (launching May 2015, journey towards London includes change of trains at Lille [3])
  • High speed services (Thalys) Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille (Summer Saturdays)
  • Shuttle services (TER PACA) Avignon - Avignon TGV

Additionally in the summer months Thalys provide services between Amsterdam and Brussels.

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus
TGV
TGV
toward Nice-Ville
TGV
toward Nice
toward Lille Europe
TGV
toward Basel SBB
TGV
Terminus
toward Strasbourg
TGV
TGV
toward Nice
TGV
TGV
Terminus
TER PACA 18 Terminus
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
towards Marseille
ICE/TGV 84
Preceding station   Eurostar   Following station
Eurostar
Terminus

Trivia[edit]

Parts of the 2007 film "Mr Bean's Holiday" were shot at Gare d'Avignon.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avignon "comma" opens" (218). Today's Railways Europe. February 2014. p. 46. 
  2. ^ Timetables for TER PACA
  3. ^ http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/south-france-holidays

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