Monaco-Monte-Carlo station

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Monaco-Monte-Carlo station (French: Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo; Monégasque: Staçiun de Munegu-Munte-Carlu) is the sole railway station in the Principality of Monaco, though part of it is located in Beausoleil, France. It is served by trains of the French state-owned operator SNCF, on the Marseille–Ventimiglia railway line. The station, along with the entire railway line in the principality, is located underground.

Monaco-Monte-Carlo
Monaco Monte-Carlo Train Station (49800541117).jpg
New underground platforms, 2019
General information
LocationLa Condamine, Monaco
Beausoleil, France
Coordinates43°44′19″N 7°25′09″E / 43.73861°N 7.41917°E / 43.73861; 7.41917Coordinates: 43°44′19″N 7°25′09″E / 43.73861°N 7.41917°E / 43.73861; 7.41917
Owned bySNCF Réseau
Operated bySNCF
Line(s)Marseille–Ventimiglia railway
Platforms2
Tracks3
History
Opened7 December 1999
Services
Preceding station TER PACA Following station
Cap-d'Ail
4
Cap-Martin-Roquebrune
towards Ventimiglia
Other services
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV
Terminus

HistoryEdit

The railway line from Marseille reached Monaco in 1868. The station, originally named Monaco (Gare de Monaco), was renamed Monaco-Monte-Carlo in the 1950s, after the building of a new tunnel bypassing a second SNCF station named Monte-Carlo (closed in 1965).[1][2][3]

In the early 1990s, it was decided to re-route the railway completely underground and build a new station closer to the centre of Monaco. Construction commenced in 1993; the new station opened on 7 December 1999, replacing the former surface station from then on.[3] This comprises a curved tunnel 466 metres (1,529 ft) in length, 22 metres (72 ft) wide and 13 metres (43 ft) in height. There are three tracks through the station (accessed from a side platform on the south side) and an island platform between the two tracks to the north.

Monte-Carlo Country Club haltEdit

A single platform halt is located at the eastern end of the Monaco tunnel, over the Monaco border in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. It provides access to the Monte-Carlo Country Club (also itself located in France) and is only operational during the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament each April. It is served by TER services between Cannes and Ventimiglia.[4][5] Its platform is located on the southern side of the line.

Train servicesEdit

The majority of trains serving Monaco-Monte-Carlo are local TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur services between Marseille-Saint-Charles and Ventimiglia in Italy, close to the France–Italy border. There are also a small number of TGV services from the Gare de Lyon in Paris.

The station is served by the following services:[6][7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Railways in Monaco (sinfin.net)
  2. ^ (in French) See also: fr:Schéma de la ligne de Marseille-Saint-Charles à Vintimille (frontière)
  3. ^ a b (in French) History of Monaco station from the official site
  4. ^ "Comme chaque année, la SNCF propose une halte proche du Monte-Carlo Country Club".
  5. ^ "Halte SNCF du Monte-Carlo Country Club".
  6. ^ Rechercher une fiche horaire, TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, accessed 16 May 2022.
  7. ^ La carte du réseau TER SUD, TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, accessed 16 May 2022.
  8. ^ Monaco-Monte-Carlo station at "Gares & Connexions", the official website of SNCF (in French)

External linksEdit