The gare or train station of Pau!

Well yes the road warrior has taken lots of trains in Europe, and I am still a Grand Voyageur card holder frequent traveler due to my business trips. I have taken a lot fewer personal trips as well. The train station in Pau was used once several years back, do not recall as usually by there with my car. Nevertheless, found these pictures not in my blog so for the memories of always let me tell you a bit about the gare de Pau train station.

The gare de Pau train station is in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department 64,of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is a station of the National Company of French Railways (SNCF), served by the TGV, Intercités and regional trains (TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine and TER Occitanie networks). Principal connecting cities are Toulouse Matabiau, Bordeaux Saint Jean, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Bayonne.


In 1857, the city of Pau looked into the construction of a train station. The project chosen was along the Gave (river), not far from the town of Bizanos. The eastern section of the line was then put into service on March 4, 1863. It was then necessary to wait for the commissioning of the central section between Lourdes and Pau on June 20, 1867 for the station to be finally rebuilt in the same year. In 2019, the city announces the rehabilitation of the station and the Sernam hall, for delivery scheduled for the end of 2022.

In its initial state, the Gare de Pau train station is a long building 115 meters long by 14 meters wide, to which is added, on the track side, a large hall with large glass roofs. On the north facade overlooking the courtyard, a long promenade covered with awnings, runs along the facade, ending on either side with two pavilions. In the center rises a portico with three arches, forming a peristyle open to the outside. This is adorned with a pediment decorated with oak leaves, supporting a clock. The pediment also supports the crowned arms of the cities of, Toulouse on the left, Bayonne on the right, those of the city of Pau in the center. In 1907, the station was enlarged by the addition of two side wings, intended to accommodate, to the west a buffet, and to the east, a new courier service. The east wing was doubled in width during the 1930s, and a large hall attributed to the Sernam was also built at the same time.


.A parking retrieval space for bicycles and a parking lot for vehicles are arranged around it. It is served by the urban buses of the Idelis network serving Pau and its agglomeration for the Fébus line train station, operating every day including public holidays and in the evening until midnight by the station lines T1, and bus lines 5, 9, 15, by the Pau funicular (see post) and by line 966 of the liO network or link between the territories of Occitanie, is the public transport network of the Occitanie region.

There is a nice parc relay or park linking with public transport by the train station, info city of Pau :

The SNCF gare de Pau train station

The TER Nouvelle Aquitaine gare de Pau train station

There you go folks, a missing link to Pau is done in my blog. The train station is rather nice and great views down from the funicular or cable car. Hope you enjoy the post as I .Pau is worth the detour indeed

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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