Gare de Lille Flandres

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Lille Flandres
Lille gare flandres.jpg
The exterior of Gare de Lille Flandres
Location Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Coordinates 50°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
Opened 1842

Lille Flandres 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 du 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.

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.


The station concourse

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 Picardie) Lille - Douai - Arras - Amiens - Rouen
  • Regional services (TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais) Lille - Douai - Cambrai - St-Quentin
Gare de Lille Flanders
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Tourcoing
Terminus TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 1
toward Antwerp or Ostend
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 3
toward Liège
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 4
toward Orchies
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 5
toward Comines
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 8
toward Dunkerque
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 12 Terminus
Terminus TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 13
toward Lens
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 15 Terminus
Terminus TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 16
toward Jeumont
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 17
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 19
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 20
toward Cambrai
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 22
toward Lens
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 23 Terminus
toward Amiens
TER Picardie 1 Terminus
Template:Calais-Lille Flandres
Calais Ville
Les Fontinettes
Hazebrouck / Hazebroek
Bailleul / Belle
Gare de Saint Andre
La Madeleine
Gare de Lille Flandres


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.

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Media related to Gare de Lille-Flandres at Wikimedia Commons