Gare de Nice-Ville

Nice-Ville (French: Gare de Nice-Ville) is the main railway station in Nice, France.

Nice-Ville
Nice train Station.JPG
Station building in September 2015
LocationAvenue Thiers, 06008 - Nice
 France
Coordinates43°42′16″N 7°15′43″E / 43.70444°N 7.26194°E / 43.70444; 7.26194Coordinates: 43°42′16″N 7°15′43″E / 43.70444°N 7.26194°E / 43.70444; 7.26194
Line(s)TER, Intercités, TGV
Platforms7
History
Opened1867

OverviewEdit

The station was completed in 1867 for CF du PLM and by architect Louis Bouchot in Louis XIII style.

Nice Ville was built away from the centre although Nice has now extended around the station. The station has been remodelled several times but always kept its original style of Arles stone sculptures and forged steel rooftop. The passenger hall is richly decorated and shadowed by balconies and a big clock but has lost its grand chandeliers.

It has remained in its original condition since its opening, although modern equipment has been installed to welcome the arrival of the TGV Sud-Est. Before the arrival of the TGV, the station was host to several other prestigious express trains: Côte d'Azur Pullman Express, the Blue Train and the Mistral.

It is situated on the Marseille–Ventimiglia railway.

Train servicesEdit

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - (Marseille) - Cannes - Nice (- Monaco - Menton)
  • High speed services (TGV) Lyon - Avignon - Cannes - Nice
  • EuroCity services (Thello) Marseille - Cannes - Nice - Monaco - Ventimiglia - Savona - Genoa - Milan
  • Night services (Russian Railways) Nice - Monaco - Milan - Innsbruck - Vienna - Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow
  • Regional services (TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) Marseille - Toulon - Cannes - Nice
  • Local services (TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) Cannes - Antibes - Nice - Monaco - Menton - Ventimiglia
  • Local services (TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) Grasse - Cannes - Antibes - Nice - Monaco - Menton - Ventimiglia
  • Local services (TER Provence-Alpes-Cote d'azur) Nice - Breil-sur-Roya - Tende
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV
toward Menton
TGVTerminus
Thello
TerminusIntercités
night trains
TER PACA 3Terminus
TER PACA 4
toward Ventimiglia
toward Tende
TER PACA 5Terminus
TER PACA 6

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