Achères–Grand-Cormier station

Achères–Grand-Cormier is a French railway station in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines département, Île-de-France region.

Achères–Grand-Cormier RER
RER station
Gare d'Achères - Grand Cormier 02.jpg
Upper view of the station
Owned byRER A SNCF
Line(s)
  RER RER A
Platforms2
Other information
Station code87386052
Fare zone5
History
Opened1989
Services
Preceding station   RER   Following station
Terminus
RER RER A

LocationEdit

The station is at kilometric point 21.250[1] of Paris-Le Havre railway. It is inside a rail complex that includes a marshalling yard, a depot, and a maintenance establishment. This complex is the starting point of Achères-Pontoise railway. It is also crossed by Grande Ceinture line. Its altitude is 41 metres (135 ft).

During works on RER line A, Poissy branch is disconnected from the line. Trains serving the station are from line L, extended from Maisons-Laffitte to Poissy.

HistoryEdit

The original station was a simple stop put in operation on 9 May 1843[2] by Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Rouen. Il was a hundred meters northern and was named Étoile de Conflans.

After the classification yard extension and Achères-Pontoise railway was put into service, the station was given the name Achères-Embranchement in 1877. A second building was added next to the first in 1882.

During the 1920s, the name of the station became simply Achères. In 1931, level crossings on RN 184 were removed and a double bridge was built. The former station was neglected, and the current building was put in operation.

It was renamed Achères-Grand-Cormier when the Achères-Ville station was put into operation on Achères-Pontoise railway in 1976. A former stop, named Village d'Achères, used to be on this railway, but was destroyed by bombings during the night from 7 to 8 June 1944. It was not put into service again, but platforms are still visible.[3]

In 2009, 330 people a day entered the station.[4]

ServiceEdit

FacilitiesEdit

The station has two central platforms. Platform A is 226 metres (741 ft) long; platform B is 247 metres (810 ft) long.

Train serviceEdit

Achères–Grand-Cormier is served by RER A trains running on A5 branch, ending in Poissy.

AccessEdit

The station is isolated inside the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, on the road from Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Pontoise. Pedestrian access is on national route 184. At night, it is served by Noctilien bus line 152.

FreightEdit

Freight is assumed by Achères-Triage station.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douté, Reinhard (2011). Les 400 profils de lignes voyageurs du réseau ferré français. La Vie du Rail. p. 130. ISBN 978-2-918758-34-1.
  2. ^ "GARE ACHERES-GRAND CORMIER, HISTORIQUE". www.lafeuilledugrandcormier.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Histoire de l'" ancienne gare "". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Délibération n° 2009/1032 relative au schéma directeur d'information voyageurs" (PDF). 9 December 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Fret SNCF | SNCF". fret.sncf.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 48°57′18″N 2°05′32″E / 48.9550°N 2.0922°E / 48.9550; 2.0922