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Trains of Corsica

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Trains of Corsica

Hi, We are hoping to get to Corsica around the middle of July this year. We have 4-6 days to travel around, but my husband particularly wants to experience as many Corsican trains as possible. Could anyone please recommend a good place to base ourselves, so we can get to see some of the highlights of Corsica and so he can travel wherever the trains will take him. We will not have a car, so need to rely on Public Transport. Many thanks Ann

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1. Re: Trains of Corsica

You will find useful information here:

http://www.corsicabus.org/sansVoiture.html

I think the main line Ajaccio-Ponte Leccia - Bastia seems to use nowadays only the fairly recent AMG800:

www.corsicabus.org/Train_services/AMG800.html

I'm not sure if they also circulate on the line between Ponte Leccia and Calvi where they might still be using the autorails Soulé. See at the bottom of this page:

http://www.corsicabus.org/Train_services.html

I think the old red and yellow trains are no longer used for the Tramway de la Balagne.

Probably the best place to stay from your husband's point of view would be Calvi, Algajola or Ile Rousse but from a more general point of view, without a car, it would be better to stay in Ajaccio or Bastia where there are more possibilites for day trips.

Edited: 07 March 2013, 08:42
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2. Re: Trains of Corsica

Ann....public transport is virtually non-existent on Corsica except for the extremely limited train lines and a few buses.

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Thank you both for this information. It will give us more to think about when planning our trip. Cheers.

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4. Re: Trains of Corsica

There are really only two routes on the Corsican rail system. Ajaccio to Bastia, and Ponte Leccia to Calvi. Ponte Leccia is the junction station north of Corte. There are extra trains which run between Calvi and L'ile Rousse in summer (useful for visiting beaches between the two towns), Bastia and Cazzamoza and Ajaccio and Mezzana, the latter two of no real interest to tourists. So you could ride the whole system in 2 or 3 days. You may like to consider stopping en route, at, for example Vizzavona for mountain walks and Corte, Corsica's "university town". The train rides are one of Corsica's "must do" attractions if you are on or near the rail route. The scenery is incredible and herds of animals on the track add tom the enjoyment!

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