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Friday 24/01/2020. My original plan had been to travel from Nîmes to Madrid today by through TGV, which would have been almost all "required track". However very heavy rain the previous day had flooded the line around Narbonne and Perpignan, and SNCF advised me that all such trains would be cancelled. Fortunately I found a reasonably-priced flight from Marseille to Madrid, and being an evening departure I had all day today to get there via a couple of routes I'd not previously travelled over. I would have covered the re-opened line from Avignon to Carpentras but the useful service was a replacement bus due to the ongoing strike action.
Route: Nîmes - Arles - Avignon Centre - Avignon TGV - Avignon Centre - via Cavaillon, Miramas, Roignac to Marseille St Charles - via Arenc-Euroméditerranée to Sausset les Pins - via Arenc-Euroméditerranée to Marseille St Charles then bus to Marseille airport. Finally after the flight from Marseille to Madrid I caught a local service from Madrid Airport to Madrid Charmartín station.