Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo

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Monaco - Monte-Carlo
Gare de Monaco - Quai.jpg
New underground platforms (2006).
LocationLa Condamine, Beausoleil
Coordinates43°44′19″N 7°25′09″E / 43.73861°N 7.41917°E / 43.73861; 7.41917Coordinates: 43°44′19″N 7°25′09″E / 43.73861°N 7.41917°E / 43.73861; 7.41917
Owned bySNCF Réseau
Operated bySNCF
Line(s)TER, TGV
Platforms2
Tracks3
History
Opened7 December 1999

Monaco - Monte-Carlo is the only railway station in the Principality of Monaco, though part of the station is located in Beausoleil, France. It is served by trains of the French operator SNCF, on the Marseille–Ventimiglia railway line. The station, along with the entire railway line in the principality, is located underground.

History[edit]

Old surface platforms (1974). This station is indicated by the blue dot in the map below.

The railway line from Marseille reached Monaco in 1868. The station, originally named Monaco (Gare de Monaco), was renamed Monaco-Monte Carlo in the 1950s, after the building of a new tunnel bypassing a second SNCF station named Monte Carlo (closed in 1965).[1][2][3]

In the early 1990's, it was decided to re-route the railway completely underground and build a new station closer to the centre of Monaco. Construction commenced in 1993, and the new station opened on 7 December 1999, replacing the former surface station from then on.[3] This comprises a curved tunnel 466 metres in length, 22 metres wide and 13 metres in height. There are three tracks through the station, accessed from a side platform on the south side, and an island platform between the two tracks to the north.

Train services[edit]

Lower entrance to the station.
Railway stations in Monaco. The present-day station is indicated by the light-green dot.

The majority of trains serving Monaco-Monte-Carlo are local TER Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur services between Marseille-Saint-Charles and Ventimiglia, in Italy close to the French-Italian border. There are also a small number of TGV services from Paris-Gare de Lyon.

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Avignon - Cannes - Nice - Ventimiglia
  • EuroCity services (Thello) Marseille - Cannes - Nice - Monaco - Ventimiglia - Genoa - Milan
  • Night services (Russian Railways) Nice - Milan - Innsbruck - Vienna - Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow
  • Local services (TER Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur) Grasse - Cannes - Nice - Monaco - Ventimiglia
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV
toward Ventimiglia
Thello
Terminus
Intercités
night trains
TER PACA 4
toward Ventimiglia

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