Calais-Fréthun station

Calais-Fréthun station (French: Gare de Calais-Fréthun) is an SNCF international railway station in the suburbs of Calais, France. It is one of three stations serving the town; the other two are Calais-Ville in the town centre and Fontinettes in the suburbs.

Calais-Fréthun
SNCF Eurostar
Gare de Calais-Fréthun.JPG
Main station building
LocationRue de la Gare
Calais
62100
France
Owned bySNCF
Operated bySNCF
Line(s)LGV Nord
Platforms4
Tracks6
Construction
Platform levels3
Other information
Station code87281071
IATA: XFF[1]
Websitehttps://www.sncf.com/en/stations/calais-frethun/OCE87281071/departures-arrivals/gl/departures
History
Opened26 September 1993
Electrified25 kV 50 Hz
Services
Preceding station   Eurostar   Following station
Ashford
International
  Eurostar   Lille-Europe
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Calais-Ville   TGV
TGV inter-regional
  Lille-Europe
Calais-Ville
or
Boulogne-Ville
  TER GV   Lille-Europe
toward Amiens
TER Hauts-de-France 2
toward Calais-Ville

The station has four platforms, two on the high-speed line for Eurostar services, and two for SNCF TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional services. The TER platforms are also used by some TGV long-distance services.

TGVEdit

The TGV stops here on journeys from Lille-Europe to Calais, Boulogne and Rang-du-Fliers-Verton. From July 2011, there have been seven daily services during weekdays.[2]

TER Hauts-de-FranceEdit

The station is on the following routes:

The local trains are run by TER Hauts-de-France which covers the region.

EurostarEdit

Calais-Fréthun is the first station on the continental side of the Eurostar route and passengers can alight here to connect onto the SNCF or LGV Nord services. As of July 2011 three services a day call travelling from London to Brussels via Lille-Europe.[3]

After the 'Additional Protocol to the Sangatte Protocol' was signed by France and the United Kingdom on 29 May 2000, juxtaposed controls were set up in the station. Eurostar passengers travelling to the UK clear exit checks from the Schengen Area (carried out by the French Border Police) as well as UK entry checks (conducted by the UK Border Force) in the station before boarding their train.[4]

Eurostar services
h:mm
 
0:00
London St Pancras
 
0:14
Ebbsfleet International[note 1]
 
0:29
Ashford International[note 1]
 
0:31
British portal
 
Channel Tunnel
UK
France
border
 
0:51
French portal
 
0:55
Calais-Fréthun[note 1]
 
1:22
Lille-Europe
 
 
 
 
France
Belgium
border
 
 
2:01
Brussels-South
 
 
Belgium
Netherlands
border
 
 
3:01
Rotterdam Centraal
 
 
 
3:41
Amsterdam Centraal
 
 
 
 
 
2:16
Paris-Nord
 
 
 
2:40
Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy
 
 
Seasonal and extended services
 
 
4:41
Lyon-Part-Dieu
 
 
5:49
Avignon TGV
 
 
6:27
Marseille-Saint-Charles        
 
7:12
Moûtiers
 
7:30
Aime-La Plagne
(set down only)
 
7:51
Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Fastest timetabled journeys
from London St Pancras

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Calais-Fréthun will not be served by Eurostar trains until 2022.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for Gare de Calais-Fréthun at Transport Search website.
  2. ^ Paris-Amiens-Calais-Hazebrouck-Lille timetable (in French)
  3. ^ UK timetable, Eurostar
  4. ^ "Lords Hansard text for 16 March 2001 (210316-05)". Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Lords.
  5. ^ "At the Stations". Retrieved 14 September 2021.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°54′07″N 1°48′43″E / 50.90194°N 1.81194°E / 50.90194; 1.81194