Relieving congestion at the Marseille railway node by increasing capacity on coastal railway lines
Type of solution: Infrastructure: optimizing, Mode: optimizing
Node: Mediterranean, North Sea-Mediterranean
Stakeholders involved: Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition – Ministry of Transport (France) (coordinator)
Marseille Saint-Charles station, located at the heart of Marseille urban node, represents a large bottleneck for rail traffic at the intersection of the North Sea-Mediterranean and Mediterranean corridors.
The objective of the Action is to contribute to increasing capacity along the existing local coastal line between the l’Estaque and Marseille Saint Charles stations in order to relieve congestion and make operations at the Marseille station less challenging. This would positively affect long distance traffic on the Paris-Lyon-Marseille line, ensure greater network reliability and therefore improve TER regional services.
The Action includes all technical, socio-economic and environmental studies, tender documents and administrative procedures to be fulfilled before works can start.