TER Poitou-Charentes

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TER Poitou-Charentes
Train Express Régional SNCF
Website http://www.sncf.com/en/trains/ter
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

TER Poitou-Charentes is the regional rail network serving the Poitou-Charentes région in France.



Line Route Frequency Notes
Angoulême - Bordeaux Angoulême - Coutras - Libourne - Bordeaux-Saint-Jean (see TER Aquitaine line 16 for details)
Bressuire - Saumur Bressuire - Thouars - Saumur (see TER Pays de la Loire line 14 for details)
Limoges - Angoulême Limoges-Bénédictins - Chabanais - Angoulême (see TER Limousin line 3 for details)
Niort - Royan Niort - Saint-Jean-d'Angély - Saintes - Royan
Poitiers - Angoulême Poitiers - Ruffec - Angoulême
Poitiers - Limoges Poitiers - Montmorillon - Limoges-Bénédictins (see TER Limousin line 2 for details)
La Rochelle - Bordeaux La Rochelle - Rochefort - Saintes - Jonzac - Montendre - Bordeaux
La Rochelle - Poitiers La Rochelle - Surgères ... Niort ... Poitiers
La Rochelle - Rochefort La Rochelle-Porte Dauphine - La Rochelle - Rochefort
Saintes - Angoulême Saintes - Cognac - Jarnac - Angoulême
Tours - Poitiers Tours - Châtellerault - Poitiers (see TER Centre line 30 for details)
† Not all trains call at this station


Rolling Stock[edit]

X 73500 du TER Poitou-Charentes
X 73500 et son logo biocarburant

Multiple units[edit]




Niort – Fontenay-le-Comte line[edit]

25% of this line, closed to passenger traffic since 1969, is located in Poitou-Charentes, with the remainder located in Pays de la Loire.

The reopening of the line was included in the Contract for Regional and State Projects (Contrat de projets État-région) for 2006-2007 and preliminary studies are completed. Work was scheduled to begin once the interregional budget was in place[1] but as of October 2014, the line has not been reopened and TER's operations between Niort and Fontenay-le-Comte are restricted to bus travel.[2]

Thouars – Parthenay – Niort line[edit]

This line has been closed to passenger traffic since 1980 but it is still used to transport empty TER trains every Wednesday. The trains are from the BressuireThouarsSaumur line and they are sent to Saintes for maintenance. These trains are allowed to travel at speeds between 70-80 km/h, although higher speeds would be possible on certain sections of the line.[3]

Expansion of the La Rochelle-Rochefort line[edit]

With 11 trains a day added between in 2007 and 2008, the expansion of this line is meant to help curb the growing road traffic between the cities of La Rochelle and Rochefort.[4]

Five additional stops have been opened:

  • Saint-Laurent Fouras (September 2007)
  • Angoulins-sur-Mer (September 2007)
  • La Rochelle Porte Dauphine (late 2008)
  • Aytré-Plage (September 2008)
  • Tonnay-Charente (2010)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CPER 2007-2013 "Contrat de projets des Pays de la Loire 2007-2013" Check |url= value (help) (PDF). Conseil régional des Pays de la Loire (cached by Wikiwix) (in French). Retrieved 17 March 2007.  ; p. 68
  2. ^ "TER Poitou-Charentes carte du réseau" (PDF). TER (in French). Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ (in French) Association for the development of Thouet-Sèvre Niortaise rail transport
  4. ^ (in French) Cadencement La Rochelle - Rochefort (Dossier présenté par la région Poitou-Charente)

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