The red train, train of the Cathar country and Fenouillèdes

The Yellow Train of Cerdanya is well known, but the Red Train is less known.
The Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes is a tourist train that runs on 60 kilometers of an old railway track, with normal track, which goes from Rivesaltes, on the Mediterranean coast, in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, to Axat in the Pyrenean Piedmont, in the Aude, passing through Espira, Cases de Pène, Estagel, Maury, Saint-Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet headquarters of the TPCF organization, Caudiès, Lapradelle.
It is on July 14, 1901, that the first train left Rivesaltes to Saint Paul de Fenouillet a course followed on May 22, 1904, at Pentecost, by that of Quillan to Saint-Paul de Fenouillet Then the line passengers will be closed then reopened.
The TPCF has two entities: the "TPCF association" which manages and operates the railway rolling stock that makes up the tourist trains and the "TPCF sarl" which markets the tourist offer
With an increasing number of visitors, a reception building for the passengers of the "little red train" was built in 2012 by the community of communes of the Pays d'Axat with the support of the General Council, the Region and the State.
The building is now rented to the tourist train company.
The Red Train is a link between the Aude and Catalonia. To connect the line to the TER, there are still about seven kilometers of lines to be laid to reach Quillan, and connect the TPCF to the Upper Valley of the Aude

In 2021 is launched a bike-rail from the station of Axat, in the Aude.

Trains run from a minimum number of passengers. 

Reservation: Tel: 04 68 200 400 and 04 68 599 902 

The reception points are open in July and August from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except on Saturdays.


Le Train Rouge

3 bis, place de la gare
11140 Axat

Tél. : 04 68 20 04 00



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