France (Occitanie) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Obscure Services

Raccordement de Narbonne: Lézignan (Bifurcation Raccordement Nord) – Port La Nouvelle (Bifurcation Sud)

[ERT 13] (ERA-E 29B5; ERA-R 79A3) FR22/501

This west to south curve avoiding Narbonne was previously used by an overnight train pair between Paris Austerlitz and Port Bou via Toulouse, but these now reverse and call at Narbonne. A RENFE train pair between Barcelona and Toulouse was suspended in 2019, because of Covid, and formally abandoned in December 2021.

Avignon Centre – Remoulins - Nîmes (Poste 1)

(ERA-E 32B2-33A2; ERA-R 75C2-79B4) FR22/502

This is the southern end of the Rhône West Bank (Rive Droite) line. One train each way most days between Pont Saint Esprit and Avignon Centre is extended to, or starts back from, Nîmes Centre. These trains are run (non-stop via Remoulins) to exchange the units but are advertised in the timetable.
Other trains between Avignon Centre and Nîmes are occasionally diverted this way. Diversion would be indicated by the omission of a regular stop at Tarascon.

Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions


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