Gare d'Abbeville

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Gare d'Abbeville
Abbeville station2.jpg
Gare d'Abbeville
Station statistics
Address Place de la gare
80100 Abbeville, France
Line(s) Longueau–Boulogne railway,
Abbeville–Eu railway
Other information
Opened 1856
Owned by RFF/SNCF
Traffic
Passengers () 2000+ per day (2006)[1]
Services
Corail Intercités
TER Picardie
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais

The Gare d'Abbeville is a railway station serving the town of Abbeville, Somme department, in Picardy, northern France. It is on the Longueau–Boulogne railway and is the terminus of the Abbeville–Eu railway. It is served principally by TER Picardie trains.[2]

History[edit]

Gare d'Abbeville at the beginning of the 20th century

The Gare d'Abbeville was built by the Nord company in 1856 in regional seaside style.

The station was formerly linked to Lille by a line which ran between Abbeville and Fives via Béthune and Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise. The Abbeville - Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise section closed in 1968.

It was also formerly served by a metre gauge local interest line to Dompierre-sur-Authie, part of the Réseau des Bains de Mer of the Chemins de fer départementaux de la Somme, which opened on 19 June 1892 and closed to passenger traffic in 1947.

The building, which is timber faced with red brick, was declared a historic monument on 28 December 1984.[3] It was the last wooden station built in France until the Gare de Meuse TGV in 2007.[4]

In 2006 the Gare d'Abbeville won second prize in the special category for stations of the annual Villes et Villages Fleuris contest,[5] an award to recognise particularly attractive passenger accommodations and landscaping and which takes into account the integration of the station into its surroundings.[6]

In 2007 the Communauté de communes de l'Abbevillois undertook renovations to convert the station into a more modern and welcoming multimodal facility.[1]

Station[edit]

The building has a staffed ticket window as well as ticket machines and offers handicapped-accessible services.[2]

Services[edit]

The station is served by Corail Intercités trains between Paris Gare du Nord and Boulogne and TER Picardie and TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais trains (Calais - Amiens and Abbeville - le Tréport-Mers lines).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Les travaux d’aménagement de la Gare Multimodale", Communauté de communes de l'Abbevillois 2006, cached 4 September 2008, retrieved 28 September 2010) (French)
  2. ^ a b Gare d'Abbeville at TER Picardie, retrieved 28 September 2010 (French)
  3. ^ Notice no. PA00116020, Ministère de la Culture, base Mérimée, posted 3 December 1993, retrieved 28 September 2010 (French)
  4. ^ "La gare Meuse-Voie Sacrée a été inaugurée", Le Nouvel Observateur 23 June 2008 (French)
  5. ^ Prix spécial des gares (SNCF), Palmarès 2006, 47ème concours des villes et villages fleuris p. 4 (archived pdf) (French)
  6. ^ Les prix spéciaux, Lauréats 2007, Villes et villages fleuris, retrieved 28 September 2010 (French)
  7. ^ Timetables, TER Picardie (French)
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Nord
Intercités
toward Amiens
TER Picardie 24
toward Calais-Ville
TER Picardie 25 Terminus

Coordinates: 50°6′8″N 1°49′28″E / 50.10222°N 1.82444°E / 50.10222; 1.82444


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.