Gare de Nantes

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Gare de Nantes
Train
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Entrance hall of the Gare de Nantes
Station statistics
Address 27, boulevard de Stalingrad
BP 34112
44041 Nantes cedex 1
Coordinates 47°13′0″N 1°32′30″W / 47.21667°N 1.54167°W / 47.21667; -1.54167Coordinates: 47°13′0″N 1°32′30″W / 47.21667°N 1.54167°W / 47.21667; -1.54167
Line(s) TGV Atlantique
TER Pays de la Loire
Interloire
Levels 1
Platforms 9
Tracks 14 (11 through; 3 terminus)
Other information
Opened 1968
Electrified 25kV AC
Owned by RFF / SNCF
Traffic
Passengers () 10 million/year

The Gare de Nantes is the principal passenger railway station serving the French city of Nantes. It is a through station aligned east-west, with entrances and station facilities on both north and south sides. The two entrances are often described as Gare Nord and Gare Sud, as if they were separate stations, but they are in fact linked to each other and to all the platforms by a pedestrian subway.[1]

Construction was started on the current station in 1965, and it was placed into service three years later. It is situated somewhat to the east of the old Gare d'Orléans, originally the Nantes station of the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans, which it replaced. The southern entrance hall was opened in 1989, in time for the inauguration of the TGV Atlantique.[1]

Line 1 of the Tramway de Nantes serves the northern hall of the station. The southern hall is served by several of the bus services of the Tan network, including the Navette Tan Air express shuttle service to Nantes Atlantique Airport. Across the road from the southern hall is the southern terminus of the Navibus service that operates through the St Felix canal tunnel and up the River Erdre to the University of Nantes.[1]

Services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Angers - Le Mans - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) Le Croisic - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Le Mans - Massy - Lyon - Marseille / Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Le Mans - Massy - Strasbourg / Lille
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Quimper - Nantes - La Rochelle - Bordeaux - Toulouse
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes - Tours - Bourges - Lyon
  • Regional services (TER Bretagne) Quimper - Lorient - Vannes - Redon - Nantes
  • Regional services (Interloire) Le Croisic - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes - Angers - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps - Orleans
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Rennes - Redon - Nantes
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Le Croisic - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Angers
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Clisson - La Roche-sur-Yon - Les Sables-d'Olonne
  • Tram-Train services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Clisson - Cholet
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Sainte-Pazanne - Pornic
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Sainte-Pazanne - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
  • Tram-Train services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - La Chapelle - Châteaubriant
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TGV
toward eastern France
TGV Terminus
toward Quimper
Intercités
toward Bordeaux or Toulouse
Terminus Intercités
toward Quimper
TER Bretagne 3 Terminus
toward Orléans
TER Centre 1 Terminus
Terminus TER Pays de la Loire 1
toward Le Croisic
TER Pays de la Loire 2
toward Rennes
TER Pays de la Loire 4 Terminus
Terminus TER Pays de la Loire 6
toward Cholet
TER Pays de la Loire 8
TER Pays de la Loire 10
toward Pornic
TER Pays de la Loire 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gare de Nantes". Wikipedia France. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 

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