Rail transport in Monaco
The Principality of Monaco has currently a single railway station, Monaco-Monte Carlo, part of the Marseille–Ventimiglia railway line. The station was originally opened in 1867, but extensively rebuilt in 1999. The length of railway within the Principality is 1.7 km (1.1 mi), giving Monaco the second smallest railway system in the world.
Originally, the stations serving the principality one the Marseille-Nice-Ventimiglia line were two: Monaco (the current Monaco-Monte Carlo station) and Monte Carlo. A new tunnel built in 1950s through the hills behind Monte Carlo and bypassing this station, caused its closure.
Monaco does not operate its own train service; all rail services in the Principality are operated by the French operator, SNCF. SNCF trains leave the Monaco-Monte Carlo station every 15 minutes throughout the day, although services cease during early, and late hours.
The table below shows the Monegasque stations, the working one and the disused ones:
|Monaco - Monte Carlo||Marseille-Nice-Ventimiglia||1868 / 1999||none|
|Monte Carlo (SNCF)||Marseille-Nice-Ventimiglia||1868||1958|
|Monte Carlo (rack railway)||La Turbie-Monte Carlo||1894||1932|
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- (French) History of Monaco station from the official site
- Railways in Monaco (sinfin.net)
- (French) See also: fr:Schéma de la ligne de Marseille-Saint-Charles à Vintimille (frontière)
- (French) Infos and pictures on La Turbie municipal website
- (French) See also: fr:Chemin de fer à crémaillère de La Turbie à Monte-Carlo
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- Dates refer to the opening of original surface station and rebuilt underground station
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