Gare de Lille Flandres

Lille Flandres (Dutch: Rijsel Vlaanderen) is the main railway station of Lille, capital of French Flanders. It is a terminus for SNCF Intercity and regional trains. It opened in 1842 as the Gare de Lille, but was renamed in 1993 when Lille Europe station opened. There is a 500m walking distance between the two stations, which are also adjacent stops on one of the lines of the Lille Metro.

Lille Flandres
Lille gare flandres.jpg
The exterior of Gare de Lille Flandres
LocationLille, Hauts-de-France, France
Coordinates50°38′11″N 3°4′15″E / 50.63639°N 3.07083°E / 50.63639; 3.07083Coordinates: 50°38′11″N 3°4′15″E / 50.63639°N 3.07083°E / 50.63639; 3.07083
Line(s)Paris–Lille railway
History
Opened1842
Traffic
Passengers19,504,803[1]

The station was built by Léonce Reynaud and Sydney Dunnett for the CF du Nord. Construction began in 1869 and ended in 1892. The station front is the old front from Paris' Gare du Nord and was dismantled then reassembled in Lille at the end of the 19th century; an extra storey, as well as a large clock, were added to the original design. Dunnett added the Hôtel des Voyageurs in 1887, and the rooftop in 1892.

ServicesEdit

 
The station concourse
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

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lille
  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Lille - Tourcoing
  • Intercity services (NMBS/SNCB) Antwerp - Ghent - Kortrijk - Mouscron - Lille
  • Intercity services (NMBS/SNCB) Tournai - Lille
  • Regional services (TER Hauts-de-France) Lille - Douai - Arras - Amiens
  • Regional services (TER Hauts-de-France) Lille - Douai - Cambrai - St-Quentin
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
Terminus
TGV
toward Tourcoing
toward Amiens
TER Hauts-de-France 1Terminus
toward Calais-Ville
TER Hauts-de-France 4Terminus
TerminusTER Hauts-de-France 5
toward Dunkerque
TER Hauts-de-France 7Terminus
TerminusTER Hauts-de-France 9
toward Comines
TER Hauts-de-France 10
toward Antwerp
TER Hauts-de-France 11
toward Namur
TER Hauts-de-France 12
toward Jeumont
TER Hauts-de-France 13
toward Hirson
TER Hauts-de-France 15
TER Hauts-de-France 17
toward Valenciennes
TER Hauts-de-France 18
toward Lens

SNCB/NMBSEdit

SNCB/NMBS Belgian Railways trains also run from here to: Courtrai/Kortrijk for example on Belgian railway line 75.

 
NMBS/SNCB train approaching Lille Flandres.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fréquentation en gares". SNCF. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gare de Lille-Flandres at Wikimedia Commons