Lille & Calais

15 photos taken on January 1, 2003.

The LGV Nord (Ligne à Grande Vitesse) is a French high-speed rail line, opened in 1993, that connects Paris to the Belgian border and the Channel Tunnel via Lille. These photos focus on the line that passes the south of Armentières and north of Hazebrouck. At Cassel, a link provides a connection with Dunkirk. The LGV continues west, crossing the A26 autoroute at Zouafques and ends at Calais-Fréthun, at the Eurotunnel terminal. This enables TGV service to Calais and Eurostars through the Channel Tunnel to London. The TGVs continue to Calais-Ville or reverse in either Calais stations and go on to Boulogne-sur-Mer and Étaples-Le Touquet and Rang-du-Fliers-Verton.

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