Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean

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Bordeaux Saint-Jean SNCF
SNCF and tram
Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean front
Location Rue Charles-Domercq, 33800
Coordinates 44°49′32″N 0°33′20″W / 44.8256°N 0.5556°W / 44.8256; -0.5556Coordinates: 44°49′32″N 0°33′20″W / 44.8256°N 0.5556°W / 44.8256; -0.5556
Owned by RFF / SNCF
Line(s) Paris–Bordeaux railway
Bordeaux–Sète railway
Bordeaux–Irun railway
Tracks 15
Opened 1898
Passengers 11.5 million
Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean is located in Bordeaux
Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean

Bordeaux-Saint-Jean or Bordeaux-Midi is the main railway station in the French city of Bordeaux. It is the southern terminus of the Paris–Bordeaux railway, and the western terminus of the Chemins de fer du Midi main line from Toulouse. The current station building opened in 1898. As well as Midi trains, the station accepted trains from the PO and the État. The station was built by M Toudoire and S Choron.

The station building, situated in Bordeaux city centre at the end of the Cours de la Marne, appears from the front as three parts. The middle part is home to the station buffet and separates the arrivals and departures halls. All three parts are parallel to the platforms. The station buildings hide a large rooftop, built by Gustave Eiffel, which is 56 m wide and covers 17,000 m².

Since the arrival of the TGV the station has been renovated and upgraded with modern equipment, but has kept its original features.

The great hall has a large map of the network of the Midi on one of the walls and reminds passengers of the origins of the station.

The station is the main railway interchange in Aquitaine and links Bordeaux to Paris, Sète, Toulouse Matabiau and Spain.

A long metal viaduct, also built by Eiffel was originally used to carry the railway over the River Garonne but this two-track bridge became a bottleneck and a new four-track railway bridge was built next to it.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Bordeaux-Saint-Jean:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bordeaux - Dax - Lourdes - Tarbes
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bordeaux - Dax - Bayonne - Biarritz - Hendaye - Irun
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bordeaux - Agen - Toulouse
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bordeaux - Arcachon
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Tours - Poitiers - Angoulême - Bordeaux
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aéroport CDG - Tours - Bordeaux
  • High speed services (TGV) Strasbourg - Aéroport CDG - Tours - Bordeaux
  • High speed services (TGV) Dijon - Lyon - Montpellier - Toulouse - Bordeaux
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Bordeaux - Toulouse - Montpellier - Marseille - Nice
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Bordeaux - Périgueux - Limoges
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Bordeaux - Périgueux - Brive-la-Gaillarde - Ussel
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes - La Rochelle - Bordeaux
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Libourne - Angoulême
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Libourne - Mussidan - Périgueux
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Libourne - Bergerac - Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Arcachon
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Lesparre - Le Verdon
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Morcenx - Mont-de-Marsan
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Langon - Marmande - Agen
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Dax - Bayonne - Hendaye
  • local service (TER Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Dax - Pau
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Irun
toward Lille-Europe
TGV Terminus
toward Tarbes
toward Toulouse
Terminus TGV
toward Dijon
toward Arcachon
Terminus Intercités
toward Nice-Ville
Terminus Intercités
toward Limoges
toward Ussel
toward Nantes
Intercités Terminus
Terminus TER Aquitaine 16
toward Angoulême
TER Aquitaine 24
toward Périgueux
TER Aquitaine 26
TER Aquitaine 32
toward Arcachon
TER Aquitaine 33
toward Le Verdon
TER Aquitaine 40
TER Aquitaine 47
toward Agen
TER Aquitaine 61
toward Hendaye
TER Aquitaine 64
toward Pau
toward La Rochelle
TER Poitou-Charentes Terminus

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