Transport in Monaco
Transport in Monaco is facilitated with road, air, rail, and water networks. Rail transport is operated by SNCF and its total length is 1.7 km. Monaco has five bus routes operated by Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco. There are also two other bus routes which connect Monaco with neighboring regions such as Nice and Menton.
The railway is totally underground within Monegasque territory, and no trains can be seen at ground level within the nation. It links Nice to Ventimiglia (Italy) through the principality, and was opened in 1868. Two stations were originally provided, named 'Monaco' and 'Monte-Carlo', but neither remain in current use. The railway line was re-laid, in a new permanent way in underground tunnels, constructed in two stages. The first, in 1964, was a 3,500 metre tunnel (mostly in French territory) which rendered the original Monte-Carlo station redundant. The second stage, opened in 1999, was a 3 km-long tunnel linked to the first one, allowing the new "underground railway station of Monaco-Monte Carlo" to open. Where the above ground railway was is now available for development, schools, hotels and commercial facilities, can locate here totaling some four hectares. This station is also served by international trains (including the French TGV) and regional trains ("TER").
Monaco has 50 km of urban roads which provide access to the A8 autoroute. Monaco buries its highways so that traffic flow can be improved and so more land is available.
Elevators / travelators
- between the Place des Moulins and the beaches
- between the Princess Grace Hospital Centre and the Exotic Garden
- between the Port Hercules harbor and the Avenue de la Costa
- between the Place Str Dévôte and the area of Moneghetti
- between the terraces of the Casino and the Boulevard Louis II
- between the Avenue des Citronniers and the Avenue Grande-Bretagne
- between the highway and the Boulevard Larvotto
- Line 1: Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo, Saint Roman and return
- Line 2: Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo, Exotic Garden and return
- Line 4: Place d'Armes, Railway station, Monte-Carlo, Saint Roman and return
- Line 5: Railway station, Fontvieille, Hospital and return
- Line 6: Larvotto Beach, Fontvieille and return
There are four other bus routes which connect Monaco with neighbouring regions.
- Line 11: La Turbie, Monaco and return
- Line 100: Nice, Monaco, Menton and return
- Line 100X: Nice, Monaco and return
- Line 110: Nice Airport, Monaco, Menton and return
There is a ferry service "Bateaubus" which operates between both sides of Monaco port. The boat is powered by electricity and operates under the urban bus system tariff.
A narrow gauge subway line is a perennial project in Monaco, which has not been built thus far.
A heliport, the Monaco Heliport, is the only aviation facility in the principality. It features shuttle service to and from the international airport at Nice, France. As of May 2005, all Royal Helicopter Service is provided by the James Drabble Aviation Services Committee. This deal sparked a great deal of controversy in the National Council of Monaco, as there was no precedent yet set. Helicopter charter services to French ski resorts are also available.
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