Gare de Mâcon Loché TGV

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Mâcon Loché
Mâcon Loché TGV.jpg
A TGV passes through Mâcon Loché station
Location Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy
 France
Coordinates 46°16′59″N 4°46′40″E / 46.28306°N 4.77778°E / 46.28306; 4.77778Coordinates: 46°16′59″N 4°46′40″E / 46.28306°N 4.77778°E / 46.28306; 4.77778
Line(s) TGV Sud-Est
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
History
Opened 27 September 1981

Mâcon Loché TGV is a railway station on the TGV Sud-Est located in the commune of Mâcon, France. The address is 142, Rue de Pouilly-Loché 71000 Mâcon. The station is a few kilometres from the neighbouring town of Loché. The next station southbound is Lyon Part-Dieu and the next northbound station is Gare du Creusot TGV.

The station[edit]

Mâcon Loché TGV station is a basic station with four tracks. The two inner tracks are reserved for trains passing through; the two outer ones are served by side platforms. The station is connected to the regional rail network via shuttle bus.

History[edit]

Mâcon Loché TGV was opened on 27 September 1981, along with the first TGV line, the LGV Sud-Est. On 14 September 1992, the first high-speed accident in TGV history occurred when Train 56 derailed while running at 270 km/h (167 mph). Nobody was killed, but some people waiting for another TGV on the platform were hurt from the ballast that the train kicked up from the trackbed.

Services[edit]

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV
TGV
toward southeastern France
TGV