the minimum renovation of the Gare du Nord

the minimum renovation of the Gare du Nord
the minimum renovation of the Gare du Nord

The SNCF has completed its work in the busiest station in Europe. Essentially cosmetic adjustments, because the project had to be carried out in two years.

The Gare du Nord in Paris has been given a makeover for the Olympic Games which start in a month. It was essential for the first station in Europe which welcomes 700,000 passengers per day. “ In addition to the Olympic venues, the Gare du Nord is for me the main strategic location of the competition, because it will serve a lot of sites », explained Jean-Pierre Farandou, CEO of SNCF, during the inauguration. In fact, the old lady built in 1864 needed a facelift, especially compared to St. Pancras station where the Eurostar arrives in London.

Concretely, a new access to the station has been created on the east side, with a forecourt on which we find the largest French bicycle parking space (nearly 1,200 spaces) with spaces for mechanical bicycles and other wider spaces. for electric bicycles. Waiting for the cargo bikes. The bus station has been renovated, making bus traffic more fluid. “ This notably required destroying…

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