Gare d'Avignon TGV

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Avignon TGV (IATA: XZN) is a railway station located in Avignon, Vaucluse, south-eastern France. The station was opened in 2001 and is located on the LGV Méditerranée high-speed line and Avignon-Centre–Avignon TGV railway. The train services are operated by SNCF. The station is located km south of the city centre.

Overview

This station has two platforms for trains calling at the station, with two through lines. This allows trains not stopping at Avignon to pass through at full speed, but away from passenger platforms.

This station, inaugurated in 2001, was designed by the cabinet of architecture of the SNCF under the direction of Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Jean-François Blassel. It has a 340 m (1,115 ft)-long glazed roof that has been compared to that of a cathedral.

On 15 December, 2013 a link line between Avignon's city station and Avignon's high speed station opened, with a regular shuttle service operating between the two.<ref name=tr022014>Template:Cite journal</ref>

Train services

The station is served by the following services:

From Avignon TGV train services depart to major French cities such as: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Dijon, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes and Lille.

International services operate to Belgium: Brussels, Antwerpen (in summer), Germany: Frankfurt, Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Switzerland: Geneva, England: London and The Netherlands: Amsterdam (in summer).

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Cannes - Nice
  • High speed services (TGV Ouigo) Marne-la-Vallée - Lyon Saint-Exupéry - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aeroport CDG - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Brussels - Aeroport CDG - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille (- Cannes - Nice)
  • High speed services (TGV/ICE) Frankfurt - Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Belfort - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Basel / Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Belfort - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Metz - Dijon - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Nantes - Angers - Tours - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Rennes - Le Mans - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Le Havre - Rouen - Lyon - Valence - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (TGV) Geneva - Lyon - Avignon - Marseille - Cannes - Nice
  • High speed services (AVE) Madrid - Barcelona - Perpignan - Montpellier - Avignon - Marseille
  • High speed services (Eurostar) London - Lyon - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence (Saturdays, journey towards London includes change of trains at Lille)
  • High speed services (Thalys) Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Avignon - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille (Summer Saturdays)
  • Shuttle services (TER PACA) Avignon - Avignon TGV

Additionally in the summer months Thalys provide services between Amsterdam, Brussels and Eurostar operate international services direct to the nearby Avignon-Centre station as well as via Lyon to Avignon TGV.

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Trivia

Parts of the 2007 film "Mr Bean's Holiday" were shot at Gare d'Avignon.

Gallery

References

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See also

  • List of TGV stations

External links

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