Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve

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Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve
Dijon-Porte-Neuve SNCF
Gare Dijon Porte-Neuve 12-2008.jpeg
Passengers building, city side (December 2008)
Location 2 avenue Junot
21000 Dijon
Coordinates 47°19′23″N 5°03′19″E / 47.32308691°N 5.0551604°E / 47.32308691; 5.0551604
Line(s) Dijon-Is-sur-Tille railway
Tracks 2
Opened 1870

Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve is a French train station located at Junot Avenue in Dijon. It is in the Côte-d'Or department, within France's Burgundy region. Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve is the secondary station for the city of Dijon, with the primary station being Gare de Dijon-Ville. TER (Transport express régional) trains take six minutes to go from one station to the other, crossing the city. Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve is an SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) train station, served by Burgundy TER trains and open for cargo transport.[1]


Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve is located at kilometre post 321.935 on the "Dijon-Ville – Is-sur-Tille Line". This situates it between the Dijon-Ville and the Ruffey-lès-Echirey stations. Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve is at an altitude of 243 metres (797 ft), whereas the altitude of Dijon's main train station, Dijon-ville, is 247.48 metres (811.9 ft).[2] The Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve passenger station is located next to its freight station, which extends north toward the Toison d'Or neighborhood of Dijon.


Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve, next to the Departmental Railways of the Côte-d'Or Station (circa 1908)

The French railway company Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM) was awarded a concession in 1863 to build a rail line from Dijon to Langres, and from there to France's border with Belgium. The large existing PLM train station was judged as not suitable for the new line and a site to the east of the city was chosen instead. Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve opened in 1870, after the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War.[3][4]

The new station was located adjacent to the existing station of the Departmental Railways of the Côte-d'Or, a secondary (not part of France's national railway network) narrow gauge railway servicing the following lines: Meuilley — Dijon, Dijon — Champlitte, and Dijon — Chatillon-sur-Seine. The last of these secondary lines would eventually close in 1948.[5][6]

For the LGV Rhin-Rhône Project, which had its first branch open on 11 December 2011, the Dijon government will expand and modernize Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve.[7] In a related development, the train and bus station in the town center underwent a reorganization in 2008.

Passenger and freight service[edit]

Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve is an SNCF railway station building without a ticket window. It is equipped with a TER automated ticketing system and also has nearby parking for bicycles and other vehicles. The train platforms are situated on a concrete walkway, with stairways providing access. The station is served by TER Bourgogne trains on the line from the Dijon-Ville station to Is-sur-Tille. A train on the Intercités Dijon — Reims line and some trains to Culmont-Chalindrey and Troyes also service the station. The station is also open for freight.[8][9]

TGV project[edit]

Due to the decision to increase the western branch of the LGV Rhin-Rhône to pass through Dijon, and the need for a new TGV station on this line, the current Gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve will become Dijon's new TGV station, with an expected re-opening in 2025.[10] Improvements to Dijon-Porte-Neuve have already included the creation of a tram station and a link to Gare de Dijon-Ville, using the Dijon Tramway, which began operation in September 2012.[11]


  1. ^ "SNCF TER Bourgogne, Halte ferroviaire de Dijon Porte Neuve". SNCF TER (in French). SNCF. 7 April 2010. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Survey of the Dijon à Is-sur-Tille Line" (in French). Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée. 
  3. ^ "Un quartier: Paysage et fonction; Enquête dans le quartier Clémenceau – Boudronnée" (PDF) (in French). Dijon, France: Institut pour une meilleure connaissance de l'histoire urbaine et des villes. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  4. ^ François-Xavier Dugourd (10 June 2010). "Quel avenir pour la Place de la République ?" (in French). Dijon, France: Initiatives Dijon. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Fédération des amis des chemins de fer secondaires (FACS), ed. (2008). "Les Chemins de fer secondaires de France – Département de la Côte-d'Or" (in French). Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Gilbert Gillet (2008). Témoin du chemin de fer de France dans la seconde partie du XXe siècle, ed. "Lignes de la Côte-d'Or" (in French). Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Le Réseau métropolitain Rhin-Rhône" (in French). Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "fiche horaire pdf" (in French). Site SNCF TER Bourgogne, Halte ferroviaire de Dijon Porte Neuve. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Site Fret SNCF : la gare de Dijon-Porte-Neuve". Fret SNCF (in French). SNCF. Archived from the original on 29 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "TGV RHIN-RHÔNE: Une nouvelle offre TGV à Dijon en décembre 2011" (PDF) (in French). SNCF. 
  11. ^ "Dijon tram network opens six months early". Railway Gazette. 3 September 2012. 

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