Grande Ceinture Line

Grande Ceinture Line

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Grande Ceinture line is a railway line round Paris 15 km from the Boulevard P riph rique. The decision to build it was taken at the end of the 19th century, to connect the radial lines linking the capital to the provinces and to relieve the existing Ligne de Petite Ceinture. The Grande Ceinture is now entirely dedicated to freight traffic in its northern and eastern section between Sartrouville and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, linking up the western, northern, east and south-eastern and south-western routes and their extensions into Italy, Switzerland and Spain, not forgetting the connections between the different factories of le-de-France. Notably it linked up the marshalling yards of Ach res, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and Bourget until the closure of the first two of these in 2005-2006. Intense traffic on certain sections, notably in Seine-Saint-Denis, are at saturation level.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135968203
  • 9786135968200