Intercités (before September 2009: Corail Intercités) is a brand name used by France’s national railway company, SNCF, to denote non high speed services on the 'classic' network in France.[1]

SNCF established the Intercités brand in January 2006 to capture the remaining, mainly medium distance network of Corail trains, so called because they use the air-conditioned fleet of 'Corail' coaches introduced by SNCF from 1975. Intercités covers all the important SNCF routes not served by the TGV network.

Since December 2011, the Téoz (long distance trains with obligatory reservation) and Intercités de Nuit (overnight sleeper train) brands have been re-integrated and the Intercités brand now covers all non-high speed SNCF national-network passenger services. In October 2012, the French government announced increased funding for Intercités services, as part of a new transport strategy.[2]

NetworkEdit

The Intercités network consists of the following lines as of January 2022:[3]

Day trainsEdit

Route: Stops: Frequency:
Paris - Nevers Paris-Bercy - Nemours-Saint-Pierre† - Montargis - Nogent-sur-Vernisson - Gien - Briare - Cosne-sur-Loire - Tracy-Sancerre† - La Charité - Pougues-les-Eaux - Fourchambault - Nevers 6x per day
Nantes - Lyon Nantes - Angers-Saint-Laud - Saumur - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps - Vierzon-Ville - Bourges - Nevers - Moulins-sur-Allier - Saint-Germain-des-Fossés - Roanne - Lyon-Part-Dieu - Lyon-Perrache 3x per day
Nantes - Bordeaux Nantes - La Roche-sur-Yon - Luçon - La Rochelle - Rochefort - Saintes - Jonzac - Bordeaux-Saint-Jean 4x per day
Hendaye - Toulouse Hendaye - Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure - Biarritz - Bayonne - Orthez - Pau - Lourdes - Tarbes - Lannemezan† - Montréjeau-Gourdan-Polignan† - Saint-Gaudens† - Toulouse-Matabiau 3x per day Bayonne–Toulouse, 1x per day Hendaye–Toulouse
Paris - Clermont-Ferrand Paris-Bercy - Nevers - Moulins-sur-Allier - Vichy - Riom-Châtel-Guyon - Clermont-Ferrand 8x per day
Paris - Limoges - Toulouse Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais† - Vierzon-Ville† - Issoudun† - Châteauroux - Argenton-sur-Creuse† - La Souterraine† - Limoges - Uzerche† - Brive-la-Gaillarde - Souillac† - Gourdon† - Cahors - Caussade† - Montauban - Toulouse-Matabiau 3x per day Paris–Limoges, 5x per day Paris–Brive, 3x per day Paris–Toulouse
Bordeaux - Marseille Bordeaux-Saint-Jean - Marmande - Agen - Montauban - Toulouse-Matabiau - Carcassonne - Narbonne - Béziers - Sète - Montpellier-Saint-Roch - Nîmes - Arles - Marseille-Saint-Charles 6x per day Bordeaux–Marseille, 1x per day Bordeaux–Nîmes, 1x per day Toulouse-Marseille
Clermont-Ferrand - Béziers Clermont-Ferrand ... Neussargues - Saint-Flour - Saint-Chély-d'Apcher ... Marvejols ... Millau ... Béziers 1x per day
† Not all trains call at this station

Night trainsEdit

As of January 2022, the Intercités de Nuit network consists of the following lines:[4]

  • Paris - Gap - Briançon
  • Paris - Marseille - Nice
  • Paris - Rodez - Albi
  • Paris - Pamiers - Latour-de-Carol
  • Paris - Narbonne - Portbou
  • Paris - Tarbes - Hendaye
  • Paris - Toulouse

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Intercités website". Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  2. ^ "Government sets out transport priorities - Railway Gazette". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Destinations and networks". SNCF (in French). Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  4. ^ "Destinations and networks". SNCF (in French). Retrieved 2022-01-05.

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