Marseille–Ventimiglia railway

The Marseille–Ventimiglia railway (French: Ligne de Marseille-Saint-Charles à Vintimille; Italian: Ferrovia Marsiglia-Ventimiglia) is a French-Monégasque-Italian 259-kilometre-long (161 mi) railway line. It opened in several stages between 1858 and 1872.[3]

Marseille–Ventimiglia railway
Bridge - panoramio (114).jpg
The Viaduc of Anthéor in the Massif de l'Esterel
on the Mediterranean coast
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerSNCF Réseau
LocaleFrance (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
Monaco, Italy (Liguria)
Termini
Service
SystemSNCF
Operator(s)SNCF
History
Opened1858–1872
Technical
Line length259 km (161 mi)
Number of tracksDouble track[1]
4 tracks (Saint-Charles–Blancarde)
3 tracks (Blancarde–Aubagne)
3 tracks (Cannes–Nice)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV AC[2]
Route map

km
0.0
Marseille-Saint-Charles
000.0
6.2
La Pomme
8.4
Saint-Marcel
12.4
La Penne-sur-Huveaune
16.9
Aubagne
26.8
Cassis
36.5
La Ciotat
43.2
Saint-Cyr-les-
Lecques-la-Cadière
50.6
Bandol
57.5
Ollioules-Sanary
freight line to port of Toulon
La Seyne-Six-Fours
67.0
Toulon
74.3
La Garde
77.1
La Pauline-Hyères
77.5
000.0
89.9
Cuers-Pierrefeu
97.1
Puget-Ville
101.5
Carnoules
101.9
104.7
Pignans
109.9
Gonfaron
120.2
Le Luc et Le Cannet
129.9
Vidauban
135.5
Les Arcs-Draguignan
158.0
Fréjus
161.1
Saint-Raphaël-Valescure
000.0
167.5
Le Dramont
169.9
Agay
173.8
Anthéor-Cap Roux
179.6
Le Trayas
184.2
Théoule-sur-Mer
185.5
Mandelieu-la-Napoule
190.4
Cannes-la-Bocca
190.6
193.1
Cannes
000.0
202.3
Juan-les-Pins
204.2
Antibes
206.8
Brague River
207.1
Biot
209.2
Villeneuve-Loubet-Plage
211.3
212.7
Cagnes-sur-Mer
213.3
214.3
Le Cros-de-Cagnes
216.8
Saint-Laurent-du-Var
217.2
218.7
Nice-Saint-Augustin
224.1
Nice-Ville
000.0
226.8
Nice-Riquier
228.7
Villefranche-sur-Mer
230.7
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
233.5
Èze-sur-Mer
236.9
Cap-d'Ail
000.0
France
Monaco
border
240.2
Monaco-Monte-Carlo
000.0
000.0
Monaco
France
border
244.5
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
246.8
Carnolès
248.5
Menton
250.9
Menton-Garavan
251.9
France
Italy
border
Roya River
259.2
Ventimiglia
km

It is used for passenger (express, regional and suburban) and freight traffic as the primary railway line serving the French Riviera; a new high-speed line, the LGV Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is planned for opening around 2035 to offer quicker travel times between Marseille, Toulon, Cannes and Nice.

HistoryEdit

The Marseille–Ventimiglia railway was built and used by the Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée. The first section that was opened in 1858 led from Marseille to Aubagne. The line was extended to Toulon in 1859 and to Les Arcs in 1862. Cagnes-sur-Mer was reached in 1863 and Nice in 1864. The line was extended to Monaco in 1868 and to Menton in 1869.[3] Finally in 1872 the section to Ventimiglia was opened.

Main stationsEdit

The line's main stations are: Marseille-Saint-Charles, Marseille-Blancarde, Aubagne, La Ciotat, Toulon, Fréjus, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, Nice-Saint-Augustin, Nice-Ville, Nice-Riquier, Monaco-Monte-Carlo (underground), Menton and Ventimiglia.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RFF - Network map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-18.
  2. ^ "RFF - Map of electrified railway lines" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b Direction Générale des Ponts et Chaussées et des Chemins de Fer (1869). Statistique centrale des chemins de fer. Chemins de fer français. Situation au 31 décembre 1869 (in French). Paris: Ministère des Travaux Publics. pp. 146–160.