Gare de Saint-Nazaire

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Gare de Saint-Nazaire
Train
Un TGV rentre en gare de St Nazaire.jpg
TGV, gare de Saint-Nazaire.
Location Saint-Nazaire
Owned by RFF / SNCF
Line(s) TGV Atlantique
TER Pays de la Loire
Interloire
Platforms 6
Tracks 6
Construction
Platform levels 2
History
Opened 1995
Electrified 25kV AC
Traffic
Passengers ???

The Gare de Saint-Nazaire is the passenger railway station serving the French town and port of Saint-Nazaire.

Designed by Noël Le Maresquier with a functional and maritime style, it was built in 1995 in anticipation of the arrival of the TGV Atlantique and replaced an older station in the town developed by the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans railway. Located to the north of the town, to make access easier there is a bridge linking the station to the main town centre.[1]

Its design has come in for some local criticism in 2008, as well as its state of upkeep. SNCF have promised various levels of maintenance and development, particularly to assist disabled passengers and make a better impression on visitors to the town.[2] Access to the station by foot or car is currently difficult, due to associated and local redevelopment.[3][4]

Services[edit]

The station is served by both the TGV and the regional trains and buses of the TER Pays de la Loire. The TGV (high speed train) provides connection to Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, and Strasbourg; with trains to Paris via the LGV Atlantique taking just over 2 hours. TER Pays de la Loire and Interloire provide links to Nantes, Angers, Le Mans, La Roche sur Yon, and many other regional cities and towns.

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TGV
toward Le Croisic
toward Nantes
TER Pays de la Loire 1
toward Le Croisic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gare de Saint-Nazaire". lesgares.com. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Gare de Saint-Nazaire". maville.com. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Gare Saint Nazaire, 6 am". saintnazaire.net. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Yes, the station of Saint Nazaire deserves better". sn2008-2014.com. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 


Coordinates: 47°17′12″N 2°12′42″W / 47.28657°N 2.21171°W / 47.28657; -2.21171