Gare de Lille Europe

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Lille Europe
Lille europe gare.JPG
Lille Europe railway station
Station statistics
Address Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais,
 France
Line(s) TGV
Eurostar
Thalys
Platforms 4
Tracks 6
Other information
Opened 1994

Lille Europe is a railway station in Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. It is situated on the LGV Nord High Speed railway. The station is primarily used for high-speed Eurostar and TGV services although some (high-speed) regional trains also call at the station.

Eurostar services
0:00 London St Pancras National Rail London Underground
0:14 Ebbsfleet International National Rail
0:29 Ashford International National Rail
0:31
Channel Tunnel(UK–France border)
0:51
0:55 Calais-Fréthun SNCF
1:22 Lille-Europe SNCF
France–Belgium border
2:01 Brussels-South SNCB logo.svg SNCF Deutsche Bahn Brussels Metro
2:16 Paris Gare du Nord SNCF Paris Métro Réseau express régional Transilien
2:40 Marne la Vallée-Chessy SNCF Réseau express régional(Disneyland)
Seasonal services
4:34 Lyon-Part-DieuSNCF Deutsche Bahn Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles
5:36 Avignon CentreSNCF
5:52 Avignon TGVSNCF Deutsche Bahn Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles
6:17 Aix-en-Provence TGVSNCF Deutsche Bahn Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles
7:12 MoûtiersSNCF
7:30 Aime-La Plagne(set down only) SNCF
7:51 Bourg-Saint-MauriceSNCF

Times shown are fastest timetabled journey from St Pancras.

The station was built in 1993 to be used as a through station for trains between the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as French TGV services, except those coming from Paris which normally terminate at Lille Flandres. There is a 500m walking distance between the two stations, which are also adjacent stops on the Lille Metro.

For travellers from the United Kingdom to popular destinations not served directly by Eurostar, connections are available here on trains towards Disneyland Paris, Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Lyon, Valence, then Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille St. Charles (and also on to Cannes and Nice); and Nîmes, Montpellier and Perpignan.

Trains between the three capitals of London, Brussels and Paris pass through Lille

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Lille Europe:

  • International High speed services (Eurostar) London - Lille - Brussels
  • International High speed services (Eurostar) London - Lille - Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland Paris)
  • International High speed services (Thalys) Amsterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Lille
  • High speed services (TGV) Calais - Lille - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) (Rang-du-Fliers -) Boulogne - Calais - Lille - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) Dunkerque - Lille - Paris
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aéroport CDG - Lyon - Marseille - Cannes - Nice
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aéroport CDG - Lyon - Nîmes - Montpellier - Toulouse
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aéroport CDG - Tours - Bordeaux
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aéroport CDG - Le Mans - Rennes
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Aéroport CDG - Le Mans - Angers - Nantes
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Arras - Aéroport CDG - Lyon - Nîmes - Montpellier
  • High speed services (TGV) Lille - Arras - Aéroport CDG - Lyon - Marseille
  • International High speed services (TGV) Brussels - Lille - Aéroport CDG - Lyon - Marseille - Nice
  • International High speed services (TGV) Brussels - Lille - Aéroport CDG - Lyon - Nîmes - Montpellier - Perpignan
  • High speed regional services (TER GV) Dunkirk - Lille
  • High speed regional services (TER GV) Rang-du-Fliers - Boulogne - Calais - Lille
Preceding station   Eurostar   Following station
Eurostar
Terminus
Eurostar
Terminus
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Calais
TGV
Terminus
TGV
Terminus
Terminus
TGV
Terminus
Terminus TGV
toward Bordeaux
Terminus TGV
toward Rennes
Terminus TGV
toward Nantes
Terminus TGV
Terminus TGV
Terminus TGV
Terminus
TGV
toward Nice
Terminus
TGV
toward Perpignan
Calais-Fréthun   TGV
TGV inter-regional
  TGV Haute
Picardie
Calais-Fréthun   TER GV
Lille–Calais–Boulogne
  Terminus
Preceding station   Thalys   Following station
Terminus Thalys

iDBus[edit]

Since 23 July 2012, SNCF's international coach network, iDBus, serves Lille Europe.

Coach services from Lille are:

  • Paris - Lille
  • Paris - Lille - Brussels
  • Paris - Lille - Amsterdam
  • Paris - Lille - London

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°38′22″N 3°04′31″E / 50.63944°N 3.07528°E / 50.63944; 3.07528