Closure of the Côte Bleue line for works
SNCF Réseau is carrying out modernization work on the Côte Bleue line, with a total closure of the line from August 31, 2020 to April 25, 2021.
No passenger train will run on the Marseille-Miramas axis
via Port-de-Bouc during this period.

 
This work aims to allow a partial lifting of the existing slowdowns
and to perpetuate the long-term rail service on this metropolitan axis.

The work involves renewing 22 km of track between Carry-le-Rouet and l'Estaque and laying 6 km of safety rails.
These track renewals will be supplemented by major security work
on civil engineering and earth structures: the Rio Tinto tunnel (Marseille), the Eaux Salées embankment (Carry-le-Rouet),
and the slopes of the tunnel of Méjan, Erevine, Baume de Lume, Pierre Tombées and Aragnols.

Throughout the construction period, works trains will circulate on the tracks, it is necessary to remain vigilant.

 

Work in figures
Track renewal: 35 million euros co-financed by the State, the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region,
the Department of Bouches-du-Rhône, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis and SNCF Réseau as part of the 2015-2020 CPER.

Works on civil and earth structures: € 11.4 million financed from SNCF Réseau own funds.

Find out more about the work on the Côte Bleue line
Blue Coast train
© Philippe Maillé

To travel during this period

Train traffic will be interrupted between Marseille-Saint-Charles and Miramas
via Côte Bleue from Monday August 31, 2020 to Sunday April 25, 2021.

Substitution by SNCF and Métropole Mobilité coaches will be implemented to offer you an alternative transport.

During this period, the counters at the Côte Bleue stations will remain at your disposal with modified schedules.
Martigues: 5:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, closed on other days and public holidays



In Week

A semi-direct link between Miramas and Marseille
(metro Bougainville or Marseille-Arenc Le Silo - tram stop).
This connection is direct by motorway (A55) between Martigues and Marseille.

Stops served: Miramas SNCF station / Istres SNCF station / Port-de-Bouc SNCF station / Martigues SNCF station /
Marseille Metro Bougainville (RTM Metro line 2 and Bus connection) / Arenc-Le Silo (RTM Tram Line 1 and 2 connection).
 
 
To note :
- be careful, these SNCF coaches will not serve Marseille-St-Charles (access difficulties).
- the stations of Rassuen, Fos and Croix-Sainte will not be served, connections are offered with the regular Métropole Mobilité
lines (L1,2,6,22) or by car.




A semi-direct link between Martigues and Marseille
(metro Bougainville or Marseille-Arenc Le Silo - tram stop).
This link is direct between Carry-Le-Rouet and Marseille (D568 expressway + motorway).

Stops served: Martigues Gare SNCF / La Couronne Parking Cemetery / Sausset-Les-Pins Gare SNCF / Carry-Le-Rouet-Gare SNCF / Marseille Metro Bougainville (RTM Metro line 2 and Bus connection) / Arenc Le Silo (RTM Tram lines 1 and 2 correspondence).
 
To note :
- be careful, these SNCF coaches will not serve Marseille-St-Charles (access difficulties).
- La Couronne, Ensues-La-Redonne and Niolon stations will not be served, connections are offered with the Métropole Mobilité lines C6 and C7 to join either the C8 line (weekdays), or the SNCF mini bus shuttle (only on Wednesdays and every day of the Toussaint school holidays).

 
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In Week-end

A semi-direct connection between Miramas and Marseille-St-Charles Gare Routière
Stops served: Miramas SNCF station / Istres SNCF station / Martigues SNCF station / La Couronne parking cemetery / Sausset Les Pins Gare SNCF / Carry-Le-Rouet-Gare SNCF / Marseille-St-Charles Bus Station
This link is direct between Carry-Le-Rouet and Marseille (D568 expressway + motorway).
 
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How to buy a ticket?
To travel on substitute SNCF coaches, you must purchase an SNCF transport ticket.
SNCF transport tickets are not sold on board coaches. Buy a sncf ticket (from mid-August).
 

Discover all the information on the Ter.sncf.com website
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