By Guillaume Laurent
Addicted Colomiers a LabegeGoing through Toulouse Matabiauthe 3e metro line will be 27 kilometers long. While the project is expected for 2028 in the Pink City, the bulk of the work will really start at the end of 2022 with the civil engineering works.
All summerToulouse News you discover what your district should apply to, in a few years, after the establishment of the metro stations. 12e episode of the series: the station Marengo-Matabiau.
What you need to know about Marengo-Matabiau station:
Spread the word: Marengo-Matabiau a vocation to be the epicenter of the 3e underground line, but also soon, according to Tisséo, transport in general in the Pink City, with the arrival promised for 2032 of the LGV Bordeaux-Toulouse, supposed to put the fourth city of France at 3h10 from Paris. Until then, it will be the only station allowing you to go directly from the 3e line to metro line A.
According to Tisséo projections, with 36,000 travelers per day at most (and 32,000 on a basic working day), Marengo-Matabiau will be by far the most cited of the line, ahead of François Verdier (22,400) and La Vache (16,300).
As this district is also the cornerstone of the famous “Grand Matabiau Quais d’Oc” urban project, the station will be “at the heart of a historic and changing multimodal exchange hub”, observes Tisséo.
Located at 30 meters underground, Marengo Matabiau will be one of the three stations the deepest of the Toulouse network. It must be said that the metro will pass there under the foundations of existing buildings in the area, but also under line A, under the railway tracks… and under the Canal du Midi!
Before and after the arrival of the Marengo-Matabiau station, here is what the neighborhood will look like:
Metro entrances shared between the two lines
As at François Verdier, but unlike La Vache, the Marengo station of the 3e line will have same access as line Aannounces Tisséo.
“The existing metro accesses (historic forecourt and Mediatheque side) could be used to access the two metro lines. In addition, a new emergence (metro entrance, editor’s note) will be built on the rue Périole side”.
A connecting tunnel will be built between the two stations, “so that intermodality is effective between the lines, a bit like in Jean-Jaurès”, had indicated Jean-Michel Lattes, President of Tisséo.
The other developments planned in Marengo-Matabiau:
Built between the building of the regional management of the SNCF and the headquarters of Toulouse Métropole, the future Marengo-Matabiau station will lead to one of the four future station forecourts, installed in the Grand Matabiau Quais d’Oc project. It will serve “a major multimodal exchange hub, a connection point with the rail network, line A of the metro, the various bus lines and the bus station”, recalls Tisséo.
This center of exchange is developingr three levels: a forecourt level with “public spaces facilitating access to pedestrians, cycles, buses and taxis”, but also “a mezzanine level” and “an underground level”.
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