Versailles-Rive-Droite Station

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Versailles-Rive Droite Transilien
Transilien commuter rail station
Versailles Gare rive droite.JPG
Location

40 rue du Maréchal Foch

78000 Versailles
Coordinates 48°48′35″N 2°8′5″E / 48.80972°N 2.13472°E / 48.80972; 2.13472
Owned by RFF / SNCF
Line(s) TransilienTransilien Paris – Saint-Lazare
Platforms 1 central
Tracks 2 at platform + 9 siding
Connections bus
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Opened 4 August 1839
Traffic
Passengers 17000
Services
Preceding station   Transilien   Following station
Terminus Transilien Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare

Versailles-Rive-Droite (French pronunciation: ​[veʁsaij ʁiv dʁwat]) is a railway station in the Parisian suburb of Versailles (department of Yvelines). It is located in the Île-de-France region of France and is part of the Transilien rail network, on the Paris-Saint-Lazare – Versailles-Rive-Droite line. The western terminus of that line, it is situated in the Notre-Dame section of the town.

The name "Rive-Droite" refers to the trains' Paris destination (Saint-Lazare) being on the right bank of the Seine.

History[edit]

James Mayer de Rothschild received the concession to build a rail line from Paris to Versailles. Designed by state engineers, the line shared a common trunk from Gare Saint-Lazare to Asnières-sur-Seine. The line was opened by the sons of Louis-Philippe on 2 August 1839.

The station was designed by the architect Alfred Armand.

The Station[edit]

The station is served by line L trains of the Transilien Paris - Saint Lazare network. It is the terminus of the eponymous branch of the Transilien L South network.

It is one of five stations in Versailles. It is a terminal station with two tracks at platform, as well as six siding tracks and two yard leads, and serves as a coach yard for line L South.

The tracks viewed from the Rue de Clagny overpass.

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