France (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Raccordement branche grand-sud du triangle des Angles (LGV): Avignon TGV (Bif. Km 624,0/624,2) – Manduel-Redessan (Suze SEI71 (Bif. Km 5,2))

[ERT 355] (ERA-E 33A2; ERA-R 79C4) FR23/551

The third side of the Triangle des Angles, west of Avignon TGV station, is used by direct TGVs (or equivalent) between Marseille and Nîmes or beyond. After a period of several years without any service, since 28 July 2023 it has been served by the RENFE AVE between Madrid and Marseille.


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L'Estaque – Marseille St.Charles

[fiche Ligne 07] (ERA-E 33B3; ERA-R 79B3-79B2) FR552

There are two routes between [Miramas -] L'Estaque and Marseille St.Charles: the main line running direct and a more indirect line via the dock area. Trains calling at Arenc-Euroméditerranée use the latter route; all other trains use the main line. The trains via the dock area may use lines on either side of Marseille Maritime Arenc yard (north of Arenc-Euroméditerranée station), which are reversible.

Raccordement des Chartreux: St.Berthelmy – Marseille Blancarde

[ERT 350, fiche Ligne 07] (ERA-E 33B3; ERA-R 79B2) FR22/553

This curve bypassing Marseille St. Charles to the north is used by TGVs to/from Toulon and beyond not calling at Marseille St.Charles. There are several of these each way most days. It is also used by the overnight trains between Paris and Nice Ville, which call at Marseille Blancarde, but not Marseille St Charles.

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