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Minato ku

Eurostar, Thalys and other trains. Welcome in Gare du Nord, Paris !

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Paris Gare du Nord or Paris Nord.

This is the busiest train station in Europe with almost 200 million passengers a year.

Gare du Nord serves the north of Paris metropolitan area, the north of France and the north of Europe 

 

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A fire in an underground parking, 6 month ago in the west side of the station.

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Behind the station

Surface suburban platforms

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Regional  and intercity lines platforms.

The Eurostar in the picture is not an Eurostar, it is a regular french TGV high speed service that use extra Eurostar stock.

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Thalys (high speed train to Belgium, Netherlands and Germany)

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Eurostar

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Eurostar platforms are segregrated from the rest of the station, because it is not in Schengen area (border free zone).

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A view of the Thalys, intercity, regional and suburban trains

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Inside the train terminal

A TGV leaving Gare du Nord, we can see a train of metro line 2 in the background.

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Thalys and a regional train

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Thalys and Eurostar

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Surface suburban platforms

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Underground part

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RER B/D platforms

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Edited by Minato ku
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Wait til you get here and you'll see how big coverage is lol. Nice Work! The third to last photo I like the best!

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I love the EuroStar pics... It reminds me of the old EuroStar Italia trains we used to have in Italy before they changed the name to Frecciarossa...  <_<

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Wow. These pics positively rock. Solid direct hits, and I'm learning something new here on railroads serving Europe. This is really cool. Good way to start the morning checking this out these excellent pics with commentary, very informative ......

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