Having recently travelled on a Eurostar service to Lyon Part Dieu, which continued onto Avignon & Aix-en-Provence, a member would like to know what the distances from St.Pancras or Frethun to these destinations and to Bourg St. Maurice. (MH)
AnswerI have part of the answer in case you haven’t already received something more detailed.I came across an article in Railway Magazine August 2001 by Peter Semmens titled the ‘fastest train journey of my life’ in which he gives detailed timing of a run from Calais Frethun to Marseilles. Distances quoted are as follows for the direct, wholly TGV route via CDG Aeroport and Lyon St Exupery NOT via Lyon Part Dieu:
Frethun – Avignon 604.9 miles (973.5km); Frethun – Aix-en-Provence 650.9 miles (1,047.5km).
Quail Maps shows:
St Pancras – Portail de Beussingues (French Portal) as 162.175km; Frethun - Portail de Beussingues as 3.328km.
Sorry I don’t have distances via Lyon Part Dieu or to Bourg. (BP)
last updated: 03/08/14