Gare de Bercy

Paris Bercy
Gare de Bercy

Paris Bercy station
Location 48 Boulevard de Bercy
75012 Paris
Coordinates 48°50′21″N 2°22′59″E / 48.839039°N 2.383081°E / 48.839039; 2.383081Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°22′59″E / 48.839039°N 2.383081°E / 48.839039; 2.383081
Owned by SNCF
Line(s) Paris–Marseille railway
Platforms 6 + car loading platforms
Opened 1977
Passengers 6 million

Paris Bercy is a railway station and terminus in Paris, France, operated by the SNCF. It specialises in auto-trains, which transport travelers' vehicles, such as cars, motorbikes, scooters and so on, to another station which also specialises in auto-trains. Since July 2002, it has been the seventh largest station in Paris, after a renovation allowed it to accommodate the four daily sleeper trains between Paris and Italy. It is also the Paris terminus for medium-distance domestic services to Avallon via Laroche-Migennes, Sens, and Auxerre. The station acts as a relief to the nearby Paris-Gare de Lyon which was reaching capacity.

The station had been previously designed for sleeper trains, allowing passengers to travel with their car in the same train, which usually is not possible at any of the other Parisian terminal stations, as they have never been adapted for this purpose.

The overnight trains to Italy travelled to Rome, Florence, or Bologna via Parma, as well as to Venice and Milan. This finished in 2011 and these now depart from Gare de Lyon.

It is located in the Bercy area of the 12th arrondissement, close to the Bercy sports arena on the Boulevard de Bercy. It is also close to the Gare de Lyon. Access from the Paris Métro is by Line 6 or Line 14 to Bercy Métro station.

The modern station occupies the site of a large former goods station that was once famous as the main arrival point and distribution centre for wine in Paris.

Train services

The following services currently call at Paris-Bercy:

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Nevers
TerminusTER Bourgogne 12
toward Dijon-Ville
TER Bourgogne 14
toward Corbigny or Avallon
TER Bourgogne 15
toward Auxerre

Car-Train services

Paris-Bercy features an area for loading cars on to trains and are used for overnight long distance services.

These trains run to destinations such as: Avignon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Briançon, Brive, Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël, Lyon, Marseille, Narbonne, Nice, Toulon and Toulouse.

Panoramic view of the station platform.


An iDBus at Paris-Bercy

From 23 July 2012, SNCF launched the OUIBus international coach network from Paris-Bercy.

Coach services include:

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