History

History

Les Chemins de Fer de Provence

Since 2007, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region has managed this train line and financed its investments. This has included carrying out major renovation and modernisation work, and purchasing new railcars.

Fares Goucha
Since January 2014, the Régie Régionale des Transports (regional transport authority or RRT) has run operations. This public institution, which has 150 employees and is directed by Mr Fares Goucha, manages and maintains the line. 

This historic train line connecting Nice and Digne-les-Bains serves two purposes. The urban section of the line connects central Nice and Plan du Var, with 44 round trips daily. It is mostly used by employees and students.

The upper section of the line, connecting Plan du Var and Digne-les-Bains, passes through unique mountain landscapes and the Durance valley. It allows tourists to access these areas.

Chemins de Fer de Provence in figures :

  • 151km of tracks
  • 1,000 engineering structures
  • 4 return trips daily between Nice and Digne
  • 1 return trip daily between Nice and Annot
  • 44 peri-urban round trips
  • 400,000 passengers per year