Train (touristique) des Alpilles - No more

Photo by Véronique PAGNIER (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Media report that the tourist train "Le Petit Train des Alpilles" operated by RDT13 (Régie Départmentale des Transports in the Bouche-du-Rhône department (13)) between Arles and Fontvielle will for economic reasons no longer be in operation.

It had since 2001 during summer months offered tourists a pleasant 40-minute journey through the sunflower fields in the Montmajour valley, on the 7 km line between Arles and Fontvielle. The carriages were pulled by a diesel-electric Fauvet-Girel engine at 20 km/h.