Versailles-Rive Droite Station
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Versailles%E2%80%93Rive Droite Station
Versailles-Rive Droite Transilien
Transilien commuter rail station
Versailles Gare rive droite.JPG
Location40 rue du Maréchal Foch
78000 Versailles
Coordinates48°48?35?N 2°8?5?E / 48.80972°N 2.13472°E / 48.80972; 2.13472
Owned byRFF / SNCF
Line(s)TransilienTransilien
Platforms1 central
Tracks2 at platform + 9 siding
Connectionsbus
Other information
Station code87382861
Fare zone4
History
Opened4 August 1839
Passengers
17000
Services
Preceding station   Transilien   Following station
TerminusTransilien Transilien

Versailles-Rive Droite (French pronunciation: ​[ve?saij ?iv d?wat]) is a railway station in the Parisian suburb of Versailles (department of Yvelines). It is located in the Île-de-France region of France and is part of the Transilien rail network, on the Paris-Saint-Lazare - Versailles-Rive Droite line. The western terminus of that line, it is situated in the Notre-Dame section of the town.

The name "Rive Droite" refers to the trains' Paris destination (Saint-Lazare) being on the right bank of the Seine.

History

James Mayer de Rothschild received the concession to build a rail line from Paris to Versailles. Designed by state engineers, the line shared a common trunk from Gare Saint-Lazare to Asnières-sur-Seine. The line was opened by the sons of Louis-Philippe on 2 August 1839.

The station was designed by the architect Alfred Armand.

Services

The station is served by line L trains of the Transilien Paris - Saint Lazare network. It is the terminus of the eponymous branch of the Transilien L South network.

It is one of five stations in Versailles. It is a terminal station with two tracks at platform, as well as six siding tracks and two yard leads, and it serves as a coach yard for line L South.

The tracks viewed from the Rue de Clagny overpass.

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