Marseille–Ventimiglia railway

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Marseille–Ventimiglia railway
Overview
System SNCF
Status Operational
Locale France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur),
Monaco, Italy (Liguria)
Termini Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ventimiglia
Operation
Opened 1858-1872
Owner RFF
Operator(s) SNCF
Technical
Line length 259 km (161 mi)
Number of tracks Double track[2]
4 tracks between Marseille St Charles and Marseille-Blancarde,
3 tracks between Marseille-Blancarde and Aubagne
3 tracks between Cannes and Nice
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV AC[1]
Route map
0.0 Marseille-Saint-Charles
to Port of Marseille
Line from Lyon and Paris
to Aix-en-Provence
3.3 Marseille-Blancarde
to Marseille-Prado
6.2 La Pomme
8.4 Saint-Marcel
12.4 La Penne-sur-Huveaune
16.9 Aubagne
to Peypin
26.8 Cassis
from port of La Ciotat
36.5 La Ciotat
43.2 Saint-Cyr-les-Lecques-la-Cadière
50.6 Bandol
57.5 Ollioules-Sanary
freight line to port of Toulon
La Seyne-Six-Fours
67.0 Toulon
74.3 La Garde
77.1 La Pauline-Hyères
77.5 to Hyères
83.8 Solliès-Pont
89.9 Cuers-Pierrefeu
97.1 Puget-Ville
101.5 Carnoules
101.9 to Brignoles
104.7 Pignans
109.9 Gonfaron
120.2 Le Luc et Le Cannet
129.9 Vidauban
135.5 Les Arcs-Draguignan
to La Motte
158.0 Fréjus
161.1 Saint-Raphaël-Valescure
164.9 Boulouris-sur-Mer
167.5 Le Dramont
169.9 Agay
173.8 Anthéor-Cap Roux
179.6 Le Trayas
184.2 Théoule-sur-Mer
185.5 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
190.4 Cannes-La Bocca
190.6 from Grasse
193.1 Cannes
199.2 Golfe-Juan-Vallauris
202.3 Juan-les-Pins
204.2 Antibes
206,8 River Brague
207.1 Biot
209.2 Villeneuve-Loubet-Plage
211.3 River Loup
212.7 Cagnes-sur-Mer
213.3 River Cagne
214.3 Le Cros-de-Cagnes
216.8 Saint-Laurent-du-Var
217.2 River Var
218.7 Nice-Saint-Augustin
224.1 Nice-Ville
to Breil-sur-Roya
226.8 Nice-Riquier
228.7 Villefranche-sur-Mer
230.7 Beaulieu-sur-Mer
233.5 Èze-sur-Mer
236.9 Cap-d'Ail
border France–Monaco
240.2 Monaco-Monte-Carlo
border Monaco–France
244.5 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
246.8 Carnolès
248.5 Menton
250.9 Menton-Garavan
251.9 border France–Italy
from Breil-sur-Roya
259.2 Ventimiglia
Line to Genoa

The railway from Marseille to Ventimiglia is a French and Italian 259-kilometre long railway line. It is used for passenger (express, regional and suburban) and freight traffic. The railway was opened in several stages between 1858 and 1872.[3]

Main stations[edit]

Line history[edit]

The Marseille–Ventimiglia railway was built and used by the Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée. The first section that was opened in 1858 led from Marseille to Aubagne. The line was extended to Toulon in 1859, and to Les Arcs in 1862. Cagnes-sur-Mer was reached in 1863, and Nice in 1864. The line was extended to Monaco in 1868, and to Menton in 1869.[3] Finally in 1872 the section from Menton to Ventimiglia was opened.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RFF - Map of electrified railway lines" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "RFF - Network map" (PDF). 
  3. ^ a b Direction Générale des Ponts et Chaussées et des Chemins de Fer (1869). Statistique centrale des chemins de fer. Chemins de fer français. Situation au 31 décembre 1869 (in French). Paris: Ministère des Travaux Publics. pp. 146–160.