Gare de Narbonne - Narbonne, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member buffalohiker
N 43° 11.424 E 003° 00.355
31T E 500480 N 4781958
Quick Description: Narbonne is a railway station in Narbonne, Occitanie, France. The station opened on 22 April 1857 and is located on the Bordeaux–Sète railway and Narbonne–Portbou railway. The station is served by TGV, Intercités and TER services operated by the SNCF. The line was electrified through Narbonne in 1935.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 1/9/2019 6:43:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMZVN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Le chemin de fer de Bordeaux à Sète fut concédé par le décret du 24 Août 1852 à la compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. Il traverse le département de l’Aude dans sa plus grande dimension, parallèlement au canal du Midi. Sur ce parcours, il dessert seize stations. Il s’en est fallu de peu qu’il n'évite la ville de Narbonne, le tracé initial reliant directement Lézignan à Béziers.

Les travaux de construction de la gare de Narbonne remontent à 1856. Lors du creusement des fondations de la gare, un trésor historique fût découvert, le Silène. Le bâtiment est de style néo-Louis XIII. Son inauguration ainsi que son ouverture ont eu lieu le 22 avril 1857. La gare a connu l'électrification en 1935.

The railway from Bordeaux to Sète was conceded by the decree of August 24th, 1852 to the company of the Railways of the South. It crosses the department of Aude in its largest dimension, parallel to the Canal du Midi. On this route, it serves sixteen stations. It was not long before he avoided the city of Narbonne, the initial route directly linking Lézignan to Béziers.

The construction work of the Narbonne station goes back to 1856. During the digging of the foundations of the station, a historical treasure was discovered, the Silène . The building is neo-Louis XIII style. Its inauguration and its opening took place on April 22, 1857. The station was electrified in 1935.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: TGV, Intercités and TER services operated by the SNCF

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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