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HistoryEdit

Gare de Ville opened in 1849, replacing the temporary St. Pierre station which had opened in 1846 and subsequently became the site of a marshalling yard.[1] It was rebuilt in 1888-89.[2] In 1900, the metre gauge Chemin de Fer d'Anvin à Calais (CF AC) was extended from St. Pierre to Calais-Ville,[3] enabling the closure of St. Pierre.[4]

In the Second World War, Calais-Ville station had been severely damaged in 1940 during the Battle of France, and further damaged in 1944 when Calais was liberated by Allied forces. The remaining station buildings were demolished and temporary buildings erected to serve until the station was rebuilt.[5] The CF AC closed on 1 March 1955.[6] Calais-Ville station was subsequently rebuilt.[5]

ServicesEdit

It is the principal station for commuter and short distance rail services in Calais. Another station Calais-Fréthun,[7] which is where longer distance services depart from, is connected by a free shuttle bus service (to meet with services to Paris).[8] There is a third smaller station at Gare des Fontinettes.

There is a shuttle service bus from the Port of Calais to the station.

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lille - Calais

As of July 2011 the typical weekday service pattern is

There is one TGV return service via Calais-Fréthun to Gare de Lille Europe each day.[10]

It was formerly served by the Chemin de Fer d'Anvin à Calais between 1900 and 1955.

Railways in Calais
 
Line to Dunkirk
 
 
Line to Lille
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CF AC to Anvin
 
 
 
Les Fontinettes
 
 
 
Calais St. Pierre
 
 
 
 
Calais-Ville
 
 
Calais-Maritime
 
 
Channel Tunnel
 
 
 
Getlink
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calais-Fréthun
 
 
 
Line to Boulogne
 
 
 
LGV Nord to Lille
Lille–Fontinettes railway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.0
Lille Flandres
 
 
 
La Madeleine
 
 
 
Saint-André-lez-Lille
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
000.0
Lompret
 
Pérenchies
 
Prémesques
 
La Chapelle-d'Armentières
 
 
freight line to Wavrin
 
20.1
Armentières
 
 
 
 
000.0
freight line to La Gorgue
 
Nieppe
 
Steenwerck
 
Bailleul
 
Strazeele
 
 
 
 
 
46.4
Hazebrouck
 
 
 
 
 
Ebblinghem
 
Renescure
 
 
to Hesdigneul
 
66.4
Saint-Omer
 
 
 
000.0
Watten-Éperlecques
 
Ruminghem
 
Audricq
 
Nortkerque
 
 
 
 
 
Pont-d'Ardres
 
Les Attaques
 
Pont de Coulogne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
104.9
Les Fontinettes
 
 
 
Calais St. Pierre
 
 
 
 
Calais-Ville
 
 
Calais-Maritime
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calais-Fréthun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LGV Nord to Lille
 
Calais-Ville with TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais rolling stock.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

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

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