List of railway lines in France

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This is a list of railway lines in France, belonging either to the national network (the RFF) or to private owners.

High speed lines (LGV, managed by the RFF)[edit]

Interregional lines (RFF)[edit]

Radial lines[edit]

Centered on Paris, from the north and clockwise:

International lines[edit]

Abandoned:

Other interregional lines[edit]

Northern France[edit]

  • Amagne-Lucquy–Revigny (freight only, abandoned beyond Challerange)
  • Amiens–Rouen railway
  • Fives–Hirson (via Valenciennes and Aulnoye)
  • Hirson–Amagne-Lucquy (abandoned beyond Liart)
  • Longueau–Boulogne railway
  • Mohon–Thionville
  • Pierrelaye–Creil
  • Reims–Laon
  • Saint-Denis–Dieppe railway (abandoned beyond Gisors)
  • Saint-Just-en-Chaussée–Douai (via Montdidier, Péronne and Cambrai, partly abandoned)
  • Soissons–Givet (via Reims and Charleville-Mézières, Soissons-Bazoches abandoned)
  • Trilport–Bazoches

Eastern France[edit]

  • Andelot-en-Montagne–La Cluse (via Champagnole, Saint-Claude and Oyonnax)
  • Berthelming–Sarreguemines
  • Blainville-Damelevières–Lure (via Épinal)
  • Bologne–Pagny-sur-Meuse (via Neufchâteau, partly abandoned)
  • Culmont-Chalindrey–Toul (via Neufchâteau)
  • Coolus–Sens (via Troyes, freight only, partly abandoned)
  • Le Coteau–Montchanin (via Paray-le-Monial, partly abandoned)
  • Dijon–Saint-Amour (via Louhans)
  • Gretz-Armainvilliers–Sézanne (abandoned beyond La Ferté-Gaucher)
  • Haguenau–Hargarten-Falck (partly abandoned)
  • Is-sur-Tille–Culmont-Chalindrey
  • Longueville–Esternay (abandoned beyond Villiers-Saint-Georges)
  • Mâcon–Ambérieu (via Bourg-en-Bresse)
  • Mommenheim–Sarreguemines
  • Mouchard–Bourg-en-Bresse (via Lons-le-Saunier)
  • Moulins–Mâcon (abandoned beyond Paray-le-Monial)
  • Paray-le-Monial–Givors (via Lozanne and Tassin)
  • Saint-Hilaire-au-Temple–Hagondange (via Sainte-Menehould and Verdun)
  • Strasbourg–Saint-Dié (via Molsheim)
  • Villeneuve-Saint-Georges–Montargis (abandoned beyond Malesherbes)

Abandoned:

  • Jessains–Sorcy
  • Lutzelbourg–Drulingen
  • Mézy–Romilly-sur-Seine
  • Montargis–Sens
  • Saint-Julien (Troyes)–Saint-Florentin-Vergigny

Southern France[edit]

  • Agen–Vic-en-Bigorre railway (freight only, abandoned beyond Auch)
  • Béziers-Neussargues (ligne des Causses, via Millau)
  • Bordeaux–Sète railway (via Montauban, Toulouse and Narbonne)
  • Bourges–Miécaze (abandoned beyond Montluçon)
  • Brive-la-Gaillarde–Toulouse railway (via Figeac and Gaillac)
  • Clermont-Ferrand–Saint-Just-sur-Loire
  • Coutras–Tulle (via Périgueux)
  • Eygurande-Merlines–Clermont-Ferrand
  • Givors–Grezan (Grezan = Nîmes, right Rhône bank)
  • Limoges–Périgueux
  • Livron–Aspres-sur-Buëch
  • Lyon–Marseille (via Grenoble and Aix-en-Provence)
  • Montluçon–Saint-Sulpice-Laurière (via Guéret)
  • Morcenx–Bagnères-de-Bigorre (via Mont-de-Marsan and Tarbes)
  • Port-Sainte-Marie–Riscle (freight only, abandoned beyond Condom)
  • Saint-Georges-d'Aurac–Saint-Étienne (via Le Puy en Velay)
  • Saint-Germain-des-Fossés–Nîmes (Ligne des Cévennes, via Gannat, Clermont-Ferrand and Alès)
  • Souillac–Viescamp-sous-Jallès
  • Tarascon–Sète (via Nîmes and Montpellier)
  • Toulouse–Bayonne railway (via Pau)

Western France[edit]

  • Brétigny–La Membrolle-sur-Choisille (via Dourdan and Vendôme)
  • Chartres–Bordeaux (via Saumur, Niort and Saintes, partly abandoned)
  • Châteaubriant–Rennes
  • Évreux–Quetteville (via Pont-Audemer, freight only, abandoned between Évreux and Glos-Montfort)
  • Limoges-Bénédictins–Angoulême
  • Lison–Lamballe railway (via Saint-Lô, Dol-de-Bretagne and Dinan)
  • Le Mans–Angers railway
  • Le Mans–Mézidon (via Alençon)
  • Mignaloux-Nouaillé–Bersac (abandoned beyond Le Dorat)
  • Nantes–Saintes (via La Rochelle)
  • Paris–Chartres (via Gallardon, abandoned between Paris and Gallardon)
  • Rennes–Redon railway
  • Les Sables-d'Olonne–Tours (via Bressuire and Chinon, partly abandoned)
  • Saint-Benoît–Le Blanc (abandoned beyond Jardres)
  • Saint-Cyr–Surdon (part of Paris–Granville connection)
  • Savenay–Landerneau railway (via Redon, Vannes and Quimper)
  • Tours–Le Mans railway
  • Tours–Saint-Nazaire railway

Abandoned:

  • La Chapelle-Anthenaise–Flers

Regional lines (RFF)[edit]

Alsace[edit]

  • Colmar–Metzeral
  • Lutterbach–Kruth (via Cernay)
  • Sélestat–Saverne (abandoned beyond Molsheim)
  • Strasbourg–Lauterbourg
  • Vendenheim–Wissembourg

Abandoned:

  • Bouxwiller–Ingwiller
  • Steinbourg–Obermodern

Aquitaine[edit]

  • Bayonne–Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port railway
  • Dax–Mont-de-Marsan (freight only, partly abandoned)
  • Lamothe–Arcachon
  • Libourne–Le Buisson (via Bergerac)
  • Niversac–Agen
  • Puyoô–Dax
  • Ravezies–Pointe-de-Grave
  • Saint-Sever–Hagetmau
  • Siorac-en-Périgord–Cazoulès (abandoned beyond Sarlat-la-Canéda)

Abandoned:

  • Marmande–Mont-de-Marsan
  • Nérac–Mont-de-Marsan
  • Penne-d'Agenais–Tonneins

Auvergne[edit]

  • Commentry–Gannat
  • Montluçon–Moulins (abandoned beyond Commentry)
  • Bort-les-Orgues–Neussargues (partly abandoned)
  • La Ferté-Hauterive–Gannat (partly abandoned)
  • Figeac–Arvant (via Aurillac)
  • Laqueuille–Le Mont-Dore
  • Saint-Germain-des-Fossés–Darsac (partly abandoned)
  • Souillac–Viescamp-sous-Jallès (abandoned between Souillac and Saint-Denis-près-Martel)
  • Vichy–Riom

Abandoned:

  • Lapeyrouse–Volvic

Basse-Normandie[edit]

  • Argentan–Granville (via Flers)
  • Lisieux–Trouville-Deauville
  • Mézidon–Trouville-Deauville railway (abandoned between Mézidon and Dives-Cabourg)
  • Pont-l'Évêque–Honfleur (freight only, abandoned between Pont-l'Évêque and Quetteville)
  • Saint-Lô–Guilberville (freight only, abandoned beyond Condé-sur-Vire)

Bourgogne[edit]

  • Clamecy–Nevers (freight only, partly abandoned)
  • Cravant-Bazarnes–Dracy-St-Loup (via Avallon and Saulieu)
  • Clamecy–Gilly-sur-Loire (abandoned beyond Cercy-la-Tour)
  • Dijon–Is-sur-Tille
  • Étang–Santenay (via Autun, abandoned beyond Dracy-Saint-Loup)
  • Laroche–Migennes–Cosne (via Auxerre and Clamecy, abandoned beyond Entrains)
  • Maison-Dieu–Les Laumes (freight only, abandoned Maison-Dieu and Époisses)
  • Nevers–Chagny (via Le Creusot)
  • Tamnay-Châtillon–Château-Chinon (freight only)

Bretagne[edit]

Abandoned:

  • Miniac-Morvan–La Gouesnière-Cancale-St-Méloir
  • Ploërmel–La Brohinière
  • Saint-Brieuc–Le Légué
  • Vitré–Pontorson

Centre[edit]

  • Auxy-Juranville–Bourges (freight only, abandoned between Auxy-Juranville and Les Bordes, and beyond Argent-sur-Sauldre)
  • Le Blanc–Argent-sur-Sauldre railway (metric railway, abandoned between Le Blanc and Buzançais, and beyond Salbris)
  • Chartres–Dreux (freight only)
  • Chartres–Orléans (freight only)
  • Gien–Argent (freight only, abandoned beyond Poilly-lez-Gien)
  • Orléans–Gien (freight only, abandoned beyond Les Bordes)
  • Pont-de-Braye–Blois (freight only, partly abandoned)
  • Tours–Châteauroux (freight only beyond Loches)
  • Vierzon–Saincaize (via Bourges)
  • Vierzon–Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
  • Villefranche-sur-Cher–Blois (freight only, abandoned beyond Romorantin-Lanthenay)

Abandoned:

  • Orléans–Montargis
  • Saint-Germain-du-Puy–Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire

Champagne-Ardenne[edit]

  • Blesme-Haussignémont–Chaumont (via Saint-Dizier)
  • Châlons-en-Champagne–Reims
  • Charleville–Hirson (abandoned beyond Tournes)
  • Épernay–Reims
  • Liart–Tournes
  • Oiry–Romilly-sur-Seine (freight only, abandoned beyond Sézanne)

Abandoned:

  • Fère-Champenoise–Vitry-le-François
  • Saint-Dizier–Doulevant-le-Château

Franche-Comté[edit]

  • Dole–Belfort (via Besançon)
  • Franois–Arc-et-Senans (part of connection Besançon–Bourg-en-Bresse)
  • Montbozon–Lure (freight only, abandoned between Montbozon and Villersexel)
  • Voujeaucourt–Saint-Hippolyte (freight only, abandoned beyond Pont-de-Roide)

Abandoned:

  • Besançon–Vesoul

Haute-Normandie[edit]

  • Bréauté-Beuzeville–Fécamp
  • Bréauté-Beuzeville–Gravenchon–Port-Jérôme (freight only)
  • Le Havre-Graville–Tourville-les-Ifs (abandoned beyond Rolleville)
  • Malaunay–Dieppe
  • Montérolier-Buchy–Motteville (freight only)
  • Motteville–Saint-Valéry-en-Caux
  • Rouxmesnil–Eu (freight only, abandoned beyond Bailly-en-Rivière)
  • Serquigny–Oissel

Abandoned:

Île-de-France[edit]

  • Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture
  • Grande Ceinture line
  • Achères–Pontoise
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois–Aéroport Charles de Gaulle (Ligne de Roissy)
  • Corbeil-Essonnes–Montereau
  • Ermont-Eaubonne–Valmondois
  • Esbly–Crécy-la-Chapelle
  • Flamboin-Gouaix–Montereau (freight only)
  • Grigny–Corbeil-Essonnes
  • Montsoult-Maffliers–Luzarches
  • Plaisir-Grignon–Épône-Mézières
  • Paris–Versailles-Rive-Gauche (Ligne des Invalides)
  • Paris-Saint-Lazare–Ermont-Eaubonne
  • Paris–Mantes-Station (via Conflans-Sainte-Honorine)
  • Paris–Versailles-Rive-Droite (via Saint-Cloud)
  • Paris–Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • La Plaine–Ermont-Eaubonne
  • Saint-Cloud–Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche

Languedoc-Roussillon[edit]

  • Bessèges–Robiac
  • Carcassonne–Rivesaltes (via Limoux, abandoned between Quillan and Axat)
  • Elne–Arles-sur-Tech (freight only, abandoned beyond Le Boulou)
  • Le Monastier–La Bastide-Saint-Laurent-les-Bains (via Mende)
  • Narbonne–Bize (freight only)
  • Perpignan–Villefranche-de-Conflent
  • Saint-Césaire–Le Grau-du-Roi
  • Le Teil–Alès (abandoned between Le Teil and Robiac)
  • Villefranche-de-Conflent–Latour-de-Carol (Ligne de Cerdagne, metre gauge railway)

Abandoned:

  • Colombiers–Quarante-Cruzy
  • Paulhan–Montpellier

Limousin[edit]

  • Busseau-sur-Creuse–Ussel (via Aubusson, abandoned between Felletin and La Courtine)
  • Le Dorat–Limoges
  • Nexon–Brive-la-Gaillarde (via Saint-Yrieix)
  • Le Palais–Eygurande-Merlines (via Ussel)
  • Tulle–Meymac
  • Vieilleville–Bourganeuf (freight only)

Lorraine[edit]

  • Arches–Saint-Dié
  • Épinal–Bussang (abandoned beyond Remiremont)
  • Frouard–Novéant
  • Jarville-la-Malgrange–Mirecourt
  • Lérouville–Metz
  • Longuyon–Mont-Saint-Martin (via Longwy)
  • Longuyon–Pagny-sur-Moselle
  • Lunéville–Saint-Dié
  • Merrey–Hymont-Mattaincourt (via Vittel)
  • Neufchâteau–Épinal (abandoned between Gironcourt and Mirecourt, and beyond Hymont)
  • Réding–Metz
  • Thionville–Anzeling
  • Thionville–Apach
  • Toul–Rosières-aux-Salines (freight only, abandoned between Toul and Chaligny)

Abandoned:

  • Bettelainville–Waldwisse
  • Fontoy–Audun-le-Tiche

Midi-Pyrénées[edit]

  • Capdenac–Rodez
  • Castelnaudary–Rodez (via Castres and Albi, abandoned between Revel and La Crémade, and between Castres and Ranteil)
  • Castelsarrasin–Beaumont-de-Lomagne (freight only)
  • Castres–Bédarieux (abandoned beyond Mazamet)
  • Lannemezan–Arreau-Cadéac (freight only)
  • Montauban–La Crémade (abandoned between Montauban and Saint-Sulpice)
  • Montréjeau–Luchon
  • Sévérac-le-Château–Rodez
  • Tessonnières–Albi
  • Toulouse–Auch

Nord-Pas-de-Calais[edit]

Pays de la Loire[edit]

  • Clisson–Cholet
  • Commequiers–St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
  • Nantes–La Roche-sur-Yon (via Sainte-Pazanne and Challans, abandoned beyond Commequiers)
  • La Possonnière–Niort (abandoned beyond Cholet)
  • Sainte-Pazanne–Pornic
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons–Paimbœuf (freight only)
  • Saint-Nazaire–Le Croisic

Abandoned:

  • La Flèche–Vivy
  • Nantes–Châteaubriant

Picardie[edit]

  • Abbeville–Eu
  • Amiens–Laon (via Tergnier)
  • Creil–Beauvais
  • Ormoy-Villers–Boves (freight only between Ormoy-Villers and Ageux, abandoned between Ageux and Estrées-Saint-Denis)
  • Rochy-Condé–Soissons (via Clermont-de-l'Oise, Estrées-Saint-Denis and Compiègne, mostly abandoned)

Abandoned:

  • Beauvais-Amiens
  • Feuquières–Ponthoile
  • Saint-Omer-en-Chaussée–Vers

Poitou-Charentes[edit]

  • Beillant–Angoulême (via Cognac)
  • Saint-Benoît–La Rochelle (via Niort)
  • Saintes–Royan

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur[edit]

  • Avignon–Miramas (via Cavaillon and Salon-de-Provence)
  • Cannes-la Bocca–Grasse
  • Carnoules–Gardanne (abandoned between Brignoles and Peynier)
  • Miramas–l'Estaque (via Martigues)
  • Nice–Breil-sur-Roya
  • La Pauline-Hyères–Les Salins-d'Hyères (abandoned beyond Hyères)
  • Rognac–Aix-en-Provence (freight only)
  • Veynes–Briançon (via Gap)

Abandoned:

  • Les Arcs–Draguignan
  • Marseille-Blancarde–Marseille-Prado
  • Saint-Auban–Digne

Rhône-Alpes[edit]

Lines not belonging to the National network[edit]

Corsica[edit]

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur[edit]

Lines of the RATP[edit]

Touristic lines[edit]

Abandoned lines[edit]

Western France[edit]

Northern France[edit]

See also[edit]