A vast modernization construction site of the SNCF (French National Railway Company) train station and of its accesses is in progress.
Located in the centre of Toulon and near the bus station, the SNCF (French National Railway Company) train station is in the course of total requalification, as well as its accesses, within the context of the urban renovation initiated by the City. The works will end at the end of 2013.
With an annual traffic of about 3,600,000 passengers in 2010 and a variation of more than 25 % in the summer, it became necessary to start large-scale works to enlarge and modernize the train station, keeping in mind that Var department is the first French touristic department.
A modernized train station, facilitated accesses
- Restoration of the historical façade
- Creation of a gallery gathering various services among which the sales area, the businesses and waiting areas widely open onto the train station square
- Implementation of two summer halls of 200 m² each
Lined with olive trees, the train station square will work as a pedestrian crossroads open onto the City, allowing a simplified access to the train and road stations.
The creation of a 20 place quick drop-off area in the West, of one quick drop-off area in the East, as well as the creation of a 204 place car park (already open to the public) will facilitate the traffic around the train station.