Lille-Europe station

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Lille-Europe
SNCF SNCB logo.svg Eurostar
Lille europe gare.JPG
Lille Europe railway station
LocationLille, Hauts-de-France,
 France
Line(s)TGV
Eurostar
Thalys
Platforms4
Tracks6
Construction
ArchitectJean-Marie Duthilleul
Other information
Station codeIATA: XDB[1]
History
Opened1994
Traffic
Passengers7,195,331[2]

Lille-Europe station (French: Gare de Lille-Europe) is a SNCF railway station in Lille, France, on the LGV Nord high-speed railway. The station is primarily used for international Eurostar and long-distance SNCF TGV services, although some high-speed regional trains also call at the station. 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 400 m (1,300 ft) walking distance between the two stations, which are also adjacent stops on the Lille Metro.

Trains between the three capitals of London, Brussels, and Paris pass through Lille
Eurostar services
h:mm
0:00
London St Pancras
National Rail
0:14
Ebbsfleet International
National Rail
0:29
Ashford International
National Rail
0:31
British portal
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Channel Tunnel
UK
France
border
0:51
French portal
0:55
Calais-Fréthun
SNCF
1:22
Lille-Europe
SNCF
France
Belgium
border
2:01
Brussels-South
SNCB logo.svg Deutsche Bahn TGV
Belgium
Netherlands
border
3:01
Rotterdam Centraal
SNCB logo.svg w:Nederlandse Spoorwegen
3:41
Amsterdam Centraal
SNCB logo.svg Deutsche Bahn w:Nederlandse Spoorwegen
2:16
Paris-Nord
SNCF
2:40
Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy
TGV
Seasonal and extended services
4:41
Lyon-Part-Dieu
Deutsche Bahn Renfe SNCF
5:49
Avignon TGV
Deutsche Bahn Renfe SNCF
6:27
Marseille-Saint-Charles  Thello logo.png Deutsche Bahn Renfe SNCF
7:12
Moûtiers
SNCF
7:30
Aime-La Plagne
(set down only)
SNCF
7:51
Bourg-Saint-Maurice
SNCF
Fastest timetabled journeys
from London St Pancras

Connections[edit]

For travellers from the United Kingdom to 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.

After the 'Additional Protocol to the Sangatte Protocol' was signed by France and the United Kingdom on 29 May 2000, juxtaposed controls were set up in the station. Eurostar passengers travelling to the UK clear exit checks from the Schengen Area (carried out by the French Border Police) as well as UK entry checks (conducted by the UK Border Force) in the station before boarding their train.[3]

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-Vallée (Disneyland Paris)
  • International high-speed services (Thalys) Amsterdam - Rotterdam -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
  • 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
SNCF
toward Calais
TGV
Terminus
Terminus
Terminus
toward Bordeaux
toward Rennes
toward Nantes
Terminus
toward Nice
toward Perpignan
toward Quimper
TGV inOui
(Seasonal: summer)
Terminus
Calais-Fréthun   TGV
TGV inter-regional
  TGV Haute
Picardie
Calais-Fréthun   TER GV
Lille–Calais–Boulogne
  Terminus
Thalys
TerminusThalys

Ouibus[edit]

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

Coach services from Lille are:

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for Gare de Lille Europe at Transport Search website.
  2. ^ "Fréquentation en gares". SNCF. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Lords Hansard text for 16 March 2001 (210316-05)". Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Lords.

External links[edit]

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