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.
|Location||Rue de la Gare|
|Opened||26 September 1993|
|Electrified||25 kV 50 Hz|
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.
The station is on the following routes:
- Lille-Paris via Calais, Boulogne and Amiens
- Lille Flandres - Boulogne via Hazebrouck and Calais-Ville
The local trains are run by TER Hauts-de-France which covers the region.
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[update] three services a day call travelling from London to Brussels via Lille-Europe.
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.
Fastest timetabled journeys
from London St Pancras
- Airport information for Gare de Calais-Fréthun at Transport Search website.
- Paris-Amiens-Calais-Hazebrouck-Lille timetable (in French)
- UK timetable, Eurostar
- "Lords Hansard text for 16 March 2001 (210316-05)". Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Lords.
- "At the Stations". Retrieved 14 September 2021.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gare de Calais-Fréthun.|
- Calais-Fréthun station at "Gares & Connexions", the official website of SNCF (in French)
- Timetables TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais (in French)