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Urdos
Gave d’Aspe
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Pau–Canfranc railway


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Urdos - Station

Urdos - Station
A railway line, connecting France and Spain was discussed already mid 19th century. After the construction of a tunnel, the line was opened in 1928, but was never really sucessful.
On a frosty morning in March 1970 a heavy freight train was approaching Urdos, when, due to a brake failure, the train derailed and destroyed the Pont de l‘Estanguet, 3kms south of Accous. The bridge never got rebuilt, the railway line was never used again - and the station is out of service ever since.

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