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Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean front
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Bordeaux-Saint-Jean or formerly 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 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 metallic trainshed, built by Gustave Eiffel
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 was built in 1855 under the name Gare du Midi (Midi station) by the Chemins de fer du Midi, as the western terminus of its main line linking Bordeaux and Sète. It used to be less important than the former Bordeaux-Bastide station connecting Bordeaux with Paris on the right bank of the river Garonne.
A long metal viaduct, built by Gustave Eiffel in 1860, allowed trains to cross the river and progressively Bordeaux-Saint-Jean became the Bordeaux main station, needing larger infrastructures.
The current station building opened in 1898. As well as Midi trains, trains from the Paris-Orléans and the État companies called there. The station was built by M Toudoire and S Choron. It includes a large metallic trainshed 56 m wide and covers 17,000 m2, one of the largest in Europe, conceived Daidé&Pillé and constructed by G. Eiffel.
Eiffel two-track bridge became a bottleneck, but it was replaced only in 2008 by a new four-track railway bridge next to it, to prepare the St-Pierre-des-Corps-Bordeaux high speed line opening in 2017.
The following services call at Bordeaux-Saint-Jean as of January 2018:
^ indicates not all trains stop there
- High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bordeaux - Dax - Lourdes - Tarbes
- High speed services (TGV) Paris - Bordeaux - Dax - Bayonne - Biarritz - Hendaye
- 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
- Discount high speed services (Ouigo TGV)
Paris Montparnesse - St-Pierre-des-corps (Tours)^ - Poitiers^ - Angoulême - Bordeaux - Agen - Montaubon - Toulouse
- Intercity services (Intercités) Bordeaux - Toulouse - Montpellier - Marseille
- 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine) (Line 16) Bordeaux - Libourne - Angoulême
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux (Line 24 Direction Limoges and Line 25 Direction Brive) - Libourne - Mussidan - Périgueux
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux (Line 26) - Libourne - Bergerac - Sarlat-la-Canéda
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux (Line 32) - Arcachon
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux (Line 33) - Lesparre - Le Verdon
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Morcenx - Mont-de-Marsan
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Langon - Marmande - Agen
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Dax - Bayonne - Hendaye
- local service (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Bordeaux - Saintes - La Rochelle
- High speed service (Eurostar) London St-Pancras - Bordeaux in 2022
- Intercity service Bordeaux-Lyon in mid 2022 by a new private societary operator Railcoop
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toward La Rochelle
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|Terminus||TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine 16||
|TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine 17||Terminus|
|Terminus||TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine 24||
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toward Le Verdon
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In October 2019, Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean was twinned with London St Pancras International, London, United Kingdom. The association was made in the hope that a high speed service could connect the two stations, and was announced at a ceremony headed by Claude Solard, Director General of SNCF.
- Gare de Bordeaux État (État)
- Gare de Bordeaux Passerelle (PO)
- Gare de Bordeaux Bastide (PO)
- Gare de Bordeaux Ravezies (ex. Saint-Louis)
- Gare de Bordeaux Brienne
- Gare de Bordeaux Bénauge (PO-Midi-Etat)
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- TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine Archived 2019-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, Fiches horaires, accessed 30 January 2018.
- "SNCF wants London – Bordeaux by 2022". International Railway Journal.
- "London St Pancras twins with Bordeaux Saint-Jean to promote direct service". www.railwaygazette.com. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
- "French cooperative targets Bordeaux – Lyon open-access from 2022". International Railway Journal.
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