Gare de Tours

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Gare de Tours
Tours 2008 PD 08.JPG
Location Place du Général-Leclerc, Tours
Coordinates 47°23′23″N 0°41′37″E / 47.38972°N 0.69361°E / 47.38972; 0.69361Coordinates: 47°23′23″N 0°41′37″E / 47.38972°N 0.69361°E / 47.38972; 0.69361
Owned by RFF
Operated by SNCF
Line(s) TER, Corail
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Architect Victor Laloux
Other information
Station code IATA: XJT[1]

Gare de Tours is a railway station serving the city Tours, Indre-et-Loire department, western France. It is situated on the Paris–Bordeaux railway, the Tours–Saint-Nazaire railway, and the non-electrified Tours–Le Mans railway. The Gare de Tours is a terminus; most TGV trains only serve the nearby Gare de Saint-Pierre-des-Corps.

On 28 December 1984, the railway station was classified as monument historique.[2]

The architect of the 1898 station was Victor Laloux, with four allegorical limestone statues of cities by Jean Antoine Injalbert (Bordeaux and Toulouse) and Jean-Baptiste Hugues (Limoges and Nantes).


The following services currently call at Tours:

  • intercity services (Intercités) Nantes - Tours - Bourges - Lyon
  • intercity services (Intercités) Caen - Alençon - Le Mans - Tours
  • intercity services (Intercités) Paris - Orléans - Blois - Tours
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward eastern France
TGV Terminus
Intercités Terminus
toward Caen
toward Nantes
TER Pays de la Loire 19 Terminus
toward Le Mans
TER Pays de la Loire 25
Terminus TER Centre-Val de Loire 3
toward Orléans
TER Centre-Val de Loire 5
toward Nevers
TER Centre-Val de Loire 26
TER Centre-Val de Loire 29
toward Chinon
TER Centre-Val de Loire 30
toward Poitiers
TER Centre-Val de Loire 31
toward Loches


  1. ^ Airport information for Gare de Tours at Search (for) Travel website.
  2. ^ "Garde de Tours — Monuments historiques" (in French). Base Mérimée. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 

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