Thursday, July 21, 2022

Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille Provence, Beaucaire, Baillargues

Day 12: Beaulieu-sur-Mer to Montpellier
Taking the morning train from Nice to Marseille
Today I'm having breakfast on board the train

After change of trains in Marseille, I'm on my way to Montpellier taking the conventional railway
Freight train on the line

First photo stop is at Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille Provence
The station opened in 2008, it is located near the airport of Marseille
SNCF Class B 81500 is the bi-mode multiple unit here used with 1.5kV DC electric supply

Not sure how long time it takes to walk, but there are also a bus line

SNCF Class BB 7200

SNCF Class BB 22200


Two Vossloh G1000BB

Nîmes Pont-du-Gard
Nîmes Pont-du-Gard station opened in 2019 connecting Bypass Nîmes – Montpellier high-speed railway line and Tarascon–Sète-Ville line.


186 170, ECR - Euro Cargo Rail SAS

Transporting Audi cars
This station is not very modern

SNCF Intercité train from Marseille to Bordeaux

Freight train coming from Avignon, heading on the railway bridge over Rhône river
SNCF Class BB 27000, "Prima"

Not sure where this train is heading, but it could have destination - Spain

SNCF Class BB 26000 "Sybic"

TGV train that is not taking the high speed line

SNCF Class BB 75000

427016M, where M stands for Midi
Chemins de fer du Midi was the company that constructed the railway between Bordeaux and Sète in 1857

Nordic Bulkers! here

SNCF Class Z 25700, AGC

27129M, RegioRail - private freight rail company operating in France

It's around 40 today too, drivers open the door for ventilation

There is a tunnel under the station

The station was completely renovated in 2013-2018

Can't see any freight train here, but there are plenty of trains on the Bypass line

Looks like some of the freight trains are still taking the old line

TGV is also taking the old line


Colourful trams in Montpellier


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