France (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
Raccordement Grand Sud: Avignon TGV (Bifurcation Km 624,0/624,2) – Manduel-Redessan (Suze SEI71 (Bifurcation Km 5,2))
[ERT 355] (ERA-E 33A2; ERA-R 79C4) FR20/551
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.
Through trains between Madrid and Marseille via this route may be introduced early in 2023.
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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.