Intercités de nuit

Intercités de Nuit is a brand name used by France’s national railway company, SNCF, to denote overnight passenger rail services in France. It was known as Corail Lunéa[1] before 2009 and as Lunéa[2] from 2010 to 2012.

Intercités de Nuit arriving in Briançon after its journey from Paris

Between 2013 and 2017, most services were cancelled due to budget cuts. Only four routes, from Paris to Briançon, Albi, Latour de Carol and Nice, were kept.[3][4]

The brand has since been reintegrated into the main Intercités network.

Network in 2022Edit

As of 2022, the Intercités de Nuit network consisted of the following lines:[5]

Route Stops Remarks
Paris - Briançon Paris-Austerlitz - Crest - Die - Luc-en-Diois - Veynes-Dévoluy - Gap - Chorges - Embrun - Montdauphin-Guillestre - L'Argentière-les Écrins - Briançon Winter only
Paris - Nice Paris-Austerlitz - Marseille-Blancarde - Toulon - Les Arcs-Draguignan - Saint-Raphaël-Valescure - Cannes - Antibes - Nice-Ville daily
Paris - Albi Paris - Les Aubrais - Saint-Denis-près-Martel - Rocamadour-Padirac - Gramat - Assier - Figeac - Capdenac - Viviez-Decazeville - Aubin - Cransac - Saint-Christophe - Rodez - Carmaux - Albi-Madeleine - Albi-Ville
Paris - Latour-de-Carol Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Auterive - Saverdun - Pamiers - Foix - Tarascon-sur-Ariège - Les Cabannes - Luzenac-Garanou - Ax-les-Thermes - Mérens-les-Vals - Andorre-L'Hospitalet - Porté-Puymorens - Latour-de-Carol-Enveitg
Paris - Cerbère Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Lézignan-Corbières - Narbonne - Port-la-Nouvelle - Leucate - Rivesaltes - Perpignan - Elne - Argelès-sur-Mer - Collioure - Port-Vendres - Banyuls-sur-Mer - Cerbère
Paris - Hendaye Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Tarbes - Lourdes - Pau - Orthez - Dax – Bayonne – Biarritz – Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure - Hendaye
Paris - Toulouse Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Souillac - Gourdon - Cahors - Caussade - Montauban-Ville-Bourbon - Toulouse-Matabiau

Network in 2012Edit

 
Network map, 2012.

As of 2012, the former Lunéa network consisted of the following lines:[1]

Route Stops Frequency
Paris - Irun / Tarbes Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Morcenx - Dax - Bayonne - Biarritz - Guéthary - Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure - Les Deux-Jumeaux - Hendaye - Irun

branch line: Dax - Orthez - Pau - Lourdes - Tarbes

daily
Paris - Nice Paris-Austerlitz - Toulon - Les Arcs-Draguignan - Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël-Valescure - Cannes - Antibes - Nice-Ville daily
Paris - Toulouse / Albi Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Souillac - Gourdon - Cahors - Caussade - Montauban-Ville-Bourbon - Toulouse-Matabiau

branch line: Les Aubrais - Saint-Denis-près-Martel - Rocamadour-Padirac - Gramat - Assier - Figeac - Capdenac - Viviez-Decazeville - Aubin - Cransac - Saint-Christophe - Rodez - Carmaux - Albi-Madeleine - Albi-Ville

weekends only
Paris - Portbou / Latour-de-Carol / Luchon Paris-Austerlitz - Les Aubrais - Vierzon - Limoges-Bénédictins - Castelnaudary - Carcassonne - Lézignan-Corbières - Narbonne - Perpignan - Elne - Argelès-sur-Mer - Collioure - Port-Vendres - Banyuls-sur-Mer - Cerbère - Portbou

branch line: Limoges-Bénédictins - Auterive - Saverdun - Pamiers - Foix - Tarascon-sur-Ariège - Les Cabannes - Luzenac-Garanou - Ax-les-Thermes - Mérens-les-Vals - L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre - Porté-Puymorens - Latour-de-Carol-Enveitg
branch line: Limoges-Bénédictins - Muret - Carbonne - Boussens - Saint-Gaudens - Montréjeau - Loures-Barbazan - Saléchan-Siradan - Marignac-Saint-Béat - Luchon

daily
Paris - Bourg-Saint-Maurice / Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Paris-Austerlitz - Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux - Albertville - Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains - Aime-La Plagne - Landry - Bourg-Saint-Maurice

branch line: Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux - Aix-les-Bains-Le Revard - Rumilly - Annecy - La Roche-sur-Foron - Cluses - Sallanches-Combloux-Megève - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet

weekends
Paris - Briançon Paris-Austerlitz - Crest ... Gap ... Briançon winter only
Hendaye - Nice Hendaye - Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure - Biarritz - Bayonne - Dax - Bordeaux-Saint-Jean - Marmande - Agen - Montauban-Ville-Bourbon - Toulouse-Matabiau - Marseille-Saint-Charles - Toulon - Les Arcs-Draguignan - Saint-Raphaël-Valescure - Cannes - Antibes - Nice-Ville weekends only
Hendaye - Geneva Hendaye - Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure - Biarritz - Bayonne - Dax - Puyoô - Orthez - Pau - Coarraze-Nay - Lourdes - Tarbes - Lannemezan - Saint-Gaudens - Toulouse-Matabiau - Valence-Ville - Lyon-Part-Dieu - Genève-Cornavin summer and holidays
Strasbourg / Luxembourg - Nice / Portbou Strasbourg - Sélestat - Colmar - Mulhouse - Belfort - Montbéliard - Besançon-Viotte - Lyon (no stop) - Avignon-Centre - Arles - Marseille-Saint-Charles - Toulon - Les Arcs-Draguignan - Saint-Raphaël-Valescure - Cannes - Antibes - Nice-Ville

branch line: Luxembourg - Thionville - Metz-Ville - Nancy-Ville - Toul - Neufchâteau - Culmont-Chalindrey - Lyon
branch line: Lyon - Nîmes - Montpellier-Saint-Roch - Sète - Agde - Béziers - Narbonne - Perpignan - Elne - Argelès-sur-Mer - Collioure - Port-Vendres - Banyuls-sur-Mer - Cerbère - Portbou

daily (Portbou branch weekends only)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lunéa website". Archived from the original on 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  2. ^ Lunéa devient INTERCITÉS de nuit, voyages-sncf.com
  3. ^ seat61.com - A guide to French Intercités de Nuit (formerly Lunéa) retrieved 19 May 2016
  4. ^ SNCF Intercités, Lignes de nuit, retrieved 16 November 2017
  5. ^ Destinations and networks: Overnight travel, SNCF, accessed 9 May 2022.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lunéa at Wikimedia Commons