Gare de Lille Flandres

Railway line Paris -Lille


The Lille- Flandres ( in French: Gare de Lille -Flandres ) is a terminal station SNCF in the northern French city of Lille.


The station was built for the railway company CF du Nord by the architects Léonce Reynaud and Sydney Dunnett. Construction began in 1869 and was finished in 1892. The station facade integrates the here translocated front of the former Belgian station of Paris, the previous station of the Paris Nord train station, supplemented by an additional floor and a clock tower.

The station has seventeen platform tracks.

Importance for traffic

Lille -Flandres is the main station of Lille, but he has removed part of its importance as the main railway station in 1993 to a few hundred meters, made newly built transit station Lille-Europe station, where now the TGV, Euro Star and Thalys trains hold.

In Lille -Flandres Intercity and TER trains. These connect Lille -Flandres, among others, Antwerp, Ostend, Liege and Tournai. In addition, here all end TGV from Paris Nord. At the station also keep the two tram lines Lille, the Lille Metro and a number of bus routes.