The Gare de Nantes is the principal passenger railway station serving the French city of Nantes. It is a through station aligned east-west, with entrances and station facilities on both north and south sides. The two entrances are often described as Gare Nord and Gare Sud, as if they were separate stations, but they are in fact linked to each other and to all the platforms by a pedestrian subway.

Gare de Nantes
Train
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Entrance hall of the Gare de Nantes
Location27, boulevard de Stalingrad
BP 34112
44041 Nantes cedex 1
Coordinates47°13′0″N 1°32′30″W / 47.21667°N 1.54167°W / 47.21667; -1.54167Coordinates: 47°13′0″N 1°32′30″W / 47.21667°N 1.54167°W / 47.21667; -1.54167
Owned byRFF / SNCF
Line(s)TGV Atlantique
TER Pays de la Loire
Interloire
Platforms9
Tracks14 (11 through; 3 terminus)
Construction
Platform levels1
History
Opened1968
Electrified25 kV AC
Traffic
Passengers10 million/year

Construction was started on the current station in 1965, and it was placed into service three years later. It is situated somewhat to the east of the old Gare d'Orléans, originally the Nantes station of the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans, which it replaced. The southern entrance hall was opened in 1989, in time for the inauguration of the TGV Atlantique.

Line 1 of the Tramway de Nantes serves the northern hall of the station. The southern hall is served by several of the bus services of the Tan network, including the Navette Tan Air express shuttle service to Nantes Atlantique Airport. Across the road from the southern hall is the southern terminus of the Navibus service that operates through the St Felix canal tunnel and up the River Erdre to the University of Nantes.

ServicesEdit

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Angers - Le Mans - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) Le Croisic - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Le Mans - Massy - Lyon - Marseille / Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Le Mans - Massy - Strasbourg / Lille
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes - La Rochelle - Bordeaux
  • Intercity services (Intercités) Nantes - Tours - Bourges - Lyon
  • Regional services (TER Bretagne) Quimper - Lorient - Vannes - Redon - Nantes
  • Regional services (Interloire) Le Croisic - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes - Angers - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps - Orleans
  • Regional services (TER Pays de la Loire) Rennes - Nantes
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Redon - Nantes
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Le Croisic - Saint-Nazaire - Nantes
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Angers - Le Mans
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Ancenis
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Clisson - La Roche-sur-Yon - Les Sables-d'Olonne
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Sainte-Pazanne - Pornic
  • Local services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Sainte-Pazanne - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
  • Tram-Train services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - Clisson - Cholet
  • Tram-Train services (TER Pays de la Loire) Nantes - La Chapelle - Châteaubriant
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TGV
toward eastern France
TGVTerminus
TerminusIntercités
toward Bordeaux
TerminusIntercités
toward Quimper
TER Bretagne 3Terminus
toward Orléans
TER Centre-Val de Loire 2.6Terminus
TerminusTER Pays de la Loire 1
toward Le Croisic
TER Pays de la Loire 2
toward Redon
TER Pays de la Loire 2
Terminus
TER Pays de la Loire 4Terminus
toward Ancenis
TER Pays de la Loire 5Terminus
TerminusTER Pays de la Loire 6
toward Cholet
TER Pays de la Loire 8
TER Pays de la Loire 9
toward La Rochelle
TER Pays de la Loire 10
toward Pornic
TER Pays de la Loire 11
TER Pays de la Loire 21
toward Le Mans
TER Pays de la Loire 28
toward Rennes
TER Pays de la Loire T1
TER Pays de la Loire T2
toward Clisson

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