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Written by Andre Pronk - 15 Aug 2015
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Location notes
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 - D�p�t 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.
Road directions
Follow the A6 and A7 to the Avenue du G�n�ral Leclerc / G�n�ral Leclerc Avenue in Marseille.
  • Continue to follow G�n�ral Leclerc Avenue Take the Boulevard Eug�ne Pierre to the Boulevard Chave.

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    Marseille Blancarde map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    Parking can be found in the streets surrounding the station.
    Public transport
    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.

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    There are no toilets on the station. In the surrounding streets there are a few restaurants.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Marseille Blancarde

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    Marseille Blancarde general view map
    Marseille Blancarde close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
    Marseille Blancarde

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    Photographic notes
    Light is better in the early afternoon from the platforms.

    General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

    Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

    The SNCF depot can be seen to the right of the image.

    Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

    The older platforms to the south west of the main station.

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