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This station is in two parts, the old station, and some recently built newer platforms.
Railway type and traffic
Passengers trains; both local and Highspeed (TGV).
To the east there is also a SNCF maintenance depot - Dépôt Atelier EMT SNCF Marseille Blancarde.
The lines that head south are a small branch line to the terminus at a small freight yard.
It is a station at the edge of the old city, a safe place.
Follow the A6 and A7 to the Avenue du Général Leclerc / Général Leclerc Avenue in Marseille.Continue to follow Général Leclerc Avenue Take the Boulevard Eugène Pierre to the Boulevard Chave.
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Marseille Blancarde map co-ordinates
Parking can be found in the streets surrounding the station.
From Gare du Marseille Saint Charles you can take the train underground or tram. The tram is preferable as it is easy and you see more of the surroundings.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no toilets on the station. In the surrounding streets there are a few restaurants.
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Marseille Blancarde general view map
Marseille Blancarde close up map
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Light is better in the early afternoon from the platforms.
General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking east
The SNCF depot can be seen to the right of the image.
Fig 3 - Looking north
The older platforms to the south west of the main station.
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