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Gare de Mâcon-Loché TGV

Mâcon-Loché TGV is a railway station on the TGV Sud-Est located in the commune of Mâcon, France. The address is 142, Rue de Pouilly-Loché 71000 Mâcon. The station is a few kilometres from the neighbouring town of Loché. The next station southbound is Lyon Part-Dieu and the next northbound station is Le Creusot TGV.

The Station

Mâcon-Loché TGV station is a very basic looking station. It is composed of four tracks, two centre ones reserved for non-stopping trains. There are two outer tracks that trains stopping at the station use in conjunction with the station's two side platforms. The station is connected to the regional rail network by a shuttle bus.

History

Mâcon-Loché TGV was opened on 27 September 1981, along with the first TGV line, the LGV Sud-Est. On 14 September 1992, the first accident in the TGV's history running at high speed occurred. Train 56 derailed while running at 270km/h (167mph). Nobody was killed, but some people waiting for another TGV on the platform were hurt from the ballast that the train had kicked up from the trackbed.

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