Lille-Fontinettes Railway
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Lille-Fontinettes railway
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Map of line from Lille to Calais
Overview
SystemSNCF
StatusOperational
LocaleFrance Nord-Pas-de-Calais
TerminiGare de Lille Flandres
Gare des Fontinettes, Calais
Operation
Opened1848
OwnerRFF
Operator(s)SNCF
Technical
Line length105 km (65 mi)
Number of tracksDouble track
Track gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz

The Lille-Fontinettes railway is a French railway which runs from Gare de Lille-Flandres to Gare des Fontinettes near Calais. Electrified double track it is 105 kilometres (65 mi) long.

Completed in 1848, it was the first railway to reach the coastal port of Calais. The Paris-Lille railway had reached Lille from Paris two years previously.

In 1993, it was bypassed by the LGV Nord high-speed line running from Lille-Europe to Calais-Fréthun and the Channel Tunnel. The main traffic today is freight and local TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais passenger trains.

Armentièrs station located in French Flanders.

Coordinates: 50°43?53?N 2°23?10?E / 50.7315°N 2.3862°E / 50.7315; 2.3862


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