Gare de Massy TGV

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Massy TGV

Gare de Massy TGV
TGV
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Station entrance
Location7 Avenue Carnot, 91300 Massy
Essonne
 France
Coordinates48°43′34″N 2°15′42″E / 48.72611°N 2.26167°E / 48.72611; 2.26167Coordinates: 48°43′34″N 2°15′42″E / 48.72611°N 2.26167°E / 48.72611; 2.26167
Elevation78 m (256 ft)
Owned bySNCF
Operated bySNCF
Line(s)Paris Montparnasse to Monts (LGV)
Distance14,376 km
Platforms2
Tracks4
Train operatorsSNCF
ConnectionsRER B, RER C and TGV services at Massy-Palaiseau
Construction
Parkingfor vehicles
Disabled accessdisabled drop-off
Other information
Fare zoneÎle-de-France fares not applicable
WebsiteGare de Massy TGV sur Gares et Connexions
History
Opened29 September 1991
Key dates
1991opening of the station
2007-2012construction of the footbridge between Massy TGV and Massy-Palaiseau, and a restructuration of the area

Massy TGV is a TGV railway station in Massy, France. Massy TGV is a new station, located in Île-de-France, was built for the LGV Atlantique. Thus certain trains serve at Montparnasse Station and this station simultaneously, although it is not allowed to use the TGV for such a short distance.

Services[edit]

The proximity of station the Massy – Palaiseau RER station (one can even consider that Massy TGV is an extension of this station) makes it possible for this station to serve a great part of south Paris and its suburbs. The station also offers the advantage of enabling Lille-Tours(-Bordeaux) and Strasbourg-Tours(-Bordeaux) trains to serve Paris via the LGV Interconnexion Est without having to turn around at a terminus station (e.g. Gare de Paris-Est or Paris-Gare de Lyon)[1]. However, in spite of these advantages, the traffic of this station remains low.

History[edit]

On 29 September 1991, Massy TGV was inaugurated by the SNCF.[2] It had a total cost of 160 million Francs (i.e. the equivalent to 24.4 million )[1].

The project of the station, first having received the opposition of the SNCF and the local residents of Massy, the project was considered to be too close to Montparnasse station, in Paris, and a potential nuisance. The Ministry of Transports nevertheless proved its pertinence as the station might avoid the suburban commuters to travel through the capital with the RER C or B from Massy-Palaiseau.[3]

In 2007, works were launched in order to restructure the area and the station and better integration in Massy. This involves the construction of a footbridge which would link Massy TGV, Massy – Palaiseau SNCF station, Massy – Palaiseau RATP station. The end of the works, initially programmed for 2010[4], has been delayed by two years.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "La gare TGV de Massy fête ses dix ans". leparisien.fr (in French). 2001-09-28. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  2. ^ "L'historique des mises en service - Ministère du Développement durable". archive.is. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  3. ^ "40 ans du Parisien Essonne : 1985, les travaux de la gare TGV de Massy lancés". leparisien.fr (in French). 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  4. ^ "Massy-Pôle gares".
  5. ^ l'Essonne, Conseil départemental de. "- Conseil départemental de l'Essonne - CD91". www.essonne.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-01.

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