Figueres–Vilafant railway station

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Location
42°15'56"N
002°56'31"E
Country
 Spain
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Figueres–Vilafant is a railway station serving the city of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain. It is located in the municipality of Vilafant, at about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west from its urban center and 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from Figueres city centre. The station is on the Perpignan–Barcelona high-speed rail line and is served by Renfe Operadora's AVE and SNCF's TGV high-speed trains. Opened on 19 December 2010 (2010-12-19), the station served as the terminus for both TGV trains from Paris and AVE trains from Barcelona and Madrid. From 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13) on, through services run between Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse to Barcelona and Madrid. The station is also connected to the Spanish broad gauge railway network thanks to a branch that links it with the Barcelona–Cerbère conventional railway line near Vilamalla. This allowed broad-gauge connecting services to run between Figueres–Vilafant, Girona and Barcelona until the high speed line from Barcelona was finished and opened for commercial service on 9 January 2013 (2013-01-09).The general plan was to move all trains for the Figueres area to this station and close the current Figueres station. This location and that the station is only accessible by one road has been the subject of some comment in the local press. Opposition to the station location as well as the eventual plan to move all train service (local, medium, and long-distance and international) to this station has forced it to be deemed a "provisional station" until the matter can be resolved.

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