Paris–Mulhouse railway

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Paris–Mulhouse railway
Viaduc de Longueville 03.jpg
Overview
System SNCF
Status Operational
Locale France (Île-de-France,
Champagne-Ardenne,
Franche-Comté, Alsace)
Termini Gare de l'Est, Paris
Gare de Mulhouse
Operation
Opening 1848-1858
Owner RFF
Operator(s) SNCF
Technical
Line length 491 km (305 mi)
No. of tracks Double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification partly 25 kV 50 Hz[1]
Route map
0.0 Paris-Est
RER E from Haussmann-St-Lazare
2.6 Petite Ceinture
Petite Ceinture
4.5 Pantin
Grande Ceinture from Argenteuil
8.9 Noisy-le-Sec
9.0 Line to Strasbourg
11.2 Rosny-Bois-Perrier
12.6 Rosny-sous-Bois
14.5 Val de Fontenay (RER A)
16.3 Nogent-Le Perreux
16.9 River Marne
17.5 Grande Ceinture to Valenton
18.5 Les Boullereaux-Champigny
Grande ceinture complémentaire
20.7 Villiers-s-M-Le Plessis-Trévise
23.8 Les Yvris-Noisy-le-Grand
27.2 Émerainville-Pontault-Combault
29.9 Roissy-en-Brie
34.2 Ozoir-la-Ferrière
38.3 Gretz-Armainvilliers
38.4 to Coulommiers
52.5 Verneuil-l'Étang
58.3 Mormant
69.3 Nangis
87.6 from Provins
88.2 Longueville
94.5 from Montereau
110.3 Nogent-sur-Seine
113.3 River Seine
128.7 Romilly-sur-Seine
to Sens
to Châlons-en-Champagne
166.2 Troyes
from Châtillon-sur-Seine
to Brienne-le-Château
to Saint-Florentin
199.0 Vendeuvre
220.6 Bar-sur-Aube
249.5 from Châtillon-sur-Seine
260.1 from Saint-Dizier
261.8 Chaumont
296.9 Langres
307.6 Culmont-Chalindrey
to Dijon
311.6 to Nancy
346.4 Jussey
381.0 Vesoul
409.8 from Épinal
411.0 Lure
421.1 Ronchamp
427.2 Champagney
435.8 Bas-Évette
to Giromagny
Trois-Chênes
442.7 Belfort
to Besançon
444.2 to Delle
448.5 Chèvremont
454.3 Petit-Croix
456.8 Montreux-Vieux
459.6 Valdieu
464.9 Dannemarie
467.5 Ballersdorf
474.2 Altkirch
477.3 Walheim
478.8 Tagolsheim
481.2 Illfurth
484.1 Zillisheim
485.0 Flaxlanden
487.5 Brunstatt
489.6 Hasenrain
490.1 from Strasbourg and Thann
490.9 Mulhouse
to Müllheim (Germany)
to Mulhouse-Nord
Line to Basel (Switzerland)

The railway from Paris to Mulhouse is an important French 491-kilometre long railway line, that connects Paris to the eastern city Mulhouse via Troyes, Chaumont and Belfort. The railway was opened in several stages between 1848 and 1858.[2]

Route[edit]

The Paris–Mulhouse railway leaves the Gare de l'Est in Paris in eastern direction. At Noisy-le-Sec, where the Paris–Strasbourg railway branches off, it turns south. It crosses the river Marne at Nogent-sur-Marne, and turns southeast. Near Gouaix it reaches the river Seine, and follows this river upstream, until Nogent-sur-Seine on its right bank, then on its left bank, roughly southeastward. At Troyes it crosses the Seine again, and turns east.

It enters the Aube valley near Jessains, and continues upstream along Bar-sur-Aube. It leaves the Aube and enters the upper Marne valley at Chaumont. It passes Langres and the railway junction Culmont-Chalindrey, where it crosses the line NancyDijon. It reaches the river Saône at Jussey, and follows it downstream until Port-sur-Saône, where it turns southeast to reach Vesoul. It turns east, passing Lure, Belfort, Dannemarie and Altkirch. Here it turns northeast and enters its terminus Mulhouse.

Main stations[edit]

The main stations on the Paris–Mulhouse railway are:

History[edit]

The construction and exploitation of a railway from Paris to Mulhouse was conceded to the newly formed Chemins de fer de l'Est in 1853.[3] The first section that was opened in 1848 led from Flamboin-Gouaix to Troyes, and was part of a railway from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Troyes. The section from Paris to Noisy-le-Sec was opened in 1849, as a part of the Paris–Strasbourg railway. In 1856 a line from Noisy-le-Sec to Nogent-sur-Marne was built. The sections between Nogent-sur-Marne and Flamboin-Gouaix, between Troyes and Langres, and between Dannemarie and Mulhouse were opened in 1857. Finally in 1858 the section between Langres and Dannemarie was opened.[2]

Services[edit]

The Paris–Mulhouse railway is used by the following passenger services:

References[edit]

  1. ^ RFF - Map of electrified railway lines PDF
  2. ^ a b Direction Générale des Ponts et Chaussées et des Chemins de Fer (1869). Statistique centrale des chemins de fer. Chemins de fer français. Situation au 31 décembre 1869 (in French). Paris: Ministère des Travaux Publics. pp. 146–160. 
  3. ^ Joanne, Adolphe (1859). Atlas historique et statistique des chemins de fer français (in French). Paris: L. Hachette. p. 39. 

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