Ascq station

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Ascq station

Ascq is a railway station serving the former village of Ascq, now part of Villeneuve-d'Ascq city, Nord department, northern France.

HistoryEdit

In nineteenth century the industrial revolution is developing industry in northern France. Ascq is linked to Lille with the construction of the railway station in 1865, and in 1885 to Roubaix.

During the Second World War, numerous trains were going through Ascq and members of the resistance would regularly commit acts of sabotage. On 1 April 1944, after such an act of sabotage, the Nazis killed 86 men. This event is known as the Ascq massacre.

 
Bruxelles-London Eurostar in Ascq

In the late 1990s, before the construction of a new Belgian high speed railway line, Eurostar and Thalys trains going to Belgium were going through Ascq station.

ServicesEdit

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TER Hauts-de-France 11
toward Namur

The Transpole bus 43 is serving the railway station.

Trains garageEdit

The railway station hosts a little train museum in the trains garage (halle aux trains) animated by the AAATV association. It houses a steam locomotive 141 TC 51 and an electric locomotive BB 12004 restored among many other train materials.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 50°37′19″N 3°9′36″E / 50.62194°N 3.16000°E / 50.62194; 3.16000