Gare de Carcassonne

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Carcassonne
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Gare de Carcassonne
Station statistics
Address 1 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre
11000 Carcassonne  France
Coordinates 43°13′05″N 2°21′07″E / 43.218182°N 2.351826°E / 43.218182; 2.351826
Line(s) Bordeaux–Sète railway
Carcassonne - Rivesaltes
Other information
Opened 22 April 1857
Owned by RFF / SNCF
Services
TGV, Intercitésand TER Languedoc-Roussillon

Carcassonne is a railway station in Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, located on the Bordeaux - Sète and Carcassonne - Rivesaltes railway lines. The station is served by TGV, Intercités and TER services operated by SNCF.

History[edit]

The station built in 1857 by the Railway Company du Midi is located to the north of the ville basse near the Canal du Midi and extended when the Compagnie du Midi[1] opened a second line with the stretch from Carcassonne to Limoux in 15 July 1876,[2] which was extended to Quillan 1 July 1878.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The main building is in the classical style and flanked by two wings and a clock. The station hall is decorated with a fresco (8m x 3m) installed in 1995 the painter Jean Camberoque representing the land of the Aude. The Station Buffet features a mural painted in 1996 representing the actor Philippe Noiret waiting for the train on the station platform.

Train Services[edit]

The following services currently call at Carcassonne:

  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Lyon - Toulouse
  • High speed services (TGV) Bordeaux - Toulouse - Montpellier - Lyon - Dijon
  • High speed services (TGV) Toulouse - Montpellier - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (AVE) Toulouse - Perpignan - Barcelona
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Paris - Vierzon - Limoges - Toulouse - Narbonne - Cerbère
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Bordeaux - Toulouse - Montpellier - Marseille
  • Night services (Intercités) Paris - Limoges - Narbonne - Portbou
  • Local service (TER Languedoc-Roussillon) Toulouse - Carcassonne - Narbonne
  • Local service (TER Languedoc-Roussillon) Carcassonne - Limoux - Quillan
  • Local service (TER Midi-Pyrénées) Toulouse - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus
TGV
toward Lille Europe
Terminus
TGV
toward Bordeaux
TGV
toward Dijon-Ville
Intercités
toward Cerbère
Intercités
Intercités
night trains
toward Portbou
toward Toulouse
TER Languedoc-Roussillon 4
toward Narbonne
Terminus TER Languedoc-Roussillon 11
toward Quillan
toward Toulouse
TER Midi-Pyrénées 20 Terminus
Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
Terminus
AVE

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ France, Bulletin des lois de la République franc̜aise, Imprimerie nationale, 1864, pp408 archive (15 January 2012).
  2. ^ a b Guillaume Pourageaux, article Rail Passion no 97, 2005, pp76

Coordinates: 43°13′5″N 2°21′7″E / 43.21806°N 2.35194°E / 43.21806; 2.35194