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Gare de Boulogne-Ville is one of the railway stations serving the town Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais department, northern France. The other station is Gare de Boulogne-Tintelleries.

Gare de Boulogne-Ville
Photograph of Boulogne-Ville station
Boulogne-Ville station
Line(s)Boulogne–Calais railway
Longueau–Boulogne railway
History
Opened1850s (original site)
1962 (new site)
Services
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Étaples-Le Touquet   TER GV   Calais-Fréthun
toward Lille-Flandres
toward Paris-Nord
IntercitésTerminus
toward Amiens
TER Hauts-de-France 2
toward Calais-Ville
Disused railways
Terminus   Boulogne - Bonningues-lès-Ardres line
Metre gauge
  Abbatoir

HistoryEdit

The railway reached Boulogne in 1848. Passengers had to use a goods terminal until Boulogne-Ville was built in the 1850s. The building was of red and yellow bricks on a stone base, with red, yellow and white mortar.[1] On 12 May 1902, the Chemin de fer de Boulogne à Bonningues (CF de BB) extended its line from Saint-Martin-Boulogne to the Quai Chanzy, outside Boulogne-Ville station.[2] The CF de BB closed on 31 December 1935, apart from a freight service at the Bonningues-lès-Ardres end of the line.[3] The station was destroyed during World War II.[1] Boulogne-Ville station was rebuilt in 1962-63 on a new site, on the oppsite bank of the Liane.[4]

ServicesEdit

The station is situated on the Longueau-Boulogne railway, and is served by local TER Hauts-de-France services from Boulogne to Lille Flandres, Calais to Amiens and between Boulogne and Dunkerque. There are Intercités services to Paris-Nord via Abbeville, Amiens and Creil. There is also a TGV service to Lille-Europe via Calais-Fréthun which takes 55 minutes.

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ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Farebrother, Martin J B; Farebrother, Joan S (2008). Tortillards of Artois. Usk: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0 85361 554 3.

Coordinates: 50°42′56″N 1°36′36″E / 50.71556°N 1.61000°E / 50.71556; 1.61000