Paris Rail Terminals


Gare de I'Est

The Gare de I'Est ( The East Station ) is one of the six large terminal stations in Paris. It locates not far
from the Gare du Nord ( The North Station ), and one of the largest and oldest railway stations in Paris.
TVG train for Zurich, Swiss, departs 6 times, for Stuttgart, Germany, 4 times a day, TGV or ICE train to
Wien, Austria, via Germany, departs from Gare de I'Est ( East Station ) 6 times a day ( 2010).


The front of the Gare de l'Est and the station hall

(L) The high-speed modern SNCF train, TGV, 'Atlantique'
(R) The bar car of TGV

(L) A modern high-speed SNCF train, the first class interior
(R) A modern high-speed SNCF train, the second class interior

(L) Both the Gare du Nord and the Gare de L'Est stands close, but no direct passage between two terminal stations.
(R) The sign board of the Gare de l'Est


Gare du Nord

The Gare du Nord ( The North Station ) is one of the six large terminal stations in the areas of Paris.
It offers connections with several urban rail lines, i.e. Paris Metros and RER. By the number of
travelers ( estimated about 180 million per annum ), it is the busiest railway station in Europe
and one of the most active in the world. In terms of the station platform, Gare du Nord, Paris is
the second largest in the world, with 42 platforms. There are 21 Eurostar train services each day
from Gare du Nord ( North Station ) to London, England (2010).


The Front view of the Gare du Nord

The wide view of the arrival hall of the Gare du Nord

(L) The guide diagram of platforms at the Gare du Nord
(R) Passengers from many countries observed in a platform of the Gare du Nord


Platform 3-6 : Eurostar to London, UK, via the Channel Tunnel.
Platform 7-8: Thalys to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
Platform 9-29: TGV to Northern France and Main Line trains.


Departure board of the Gare du Nord

(L) Eurostar passengers are requested to show a passport at the custom office at the Gare du Nord.
(R) Eurostar trains for London, UK, are waiting for departure.

(L) A TGV train on the platform of the Gare du Nord. It might be a local train.
(R) Thalys train waiting for departure at the Gare du Nord


Thalys is known as ' The red train' for the color. Each Thaly train set the feature
of 120 in the first class (comfort1) and 257 in the second class (comfort2).



A Thalys train arrived in the Gare du Nord. The first class train and bar car

(L) A ticket office of the Gare du Nord (M) A Thalys train waiting for departure
(R) A wide range Comfort 1 seat in the train of Thalys


Gare Saint-Lazare

Gare Saint-Lazare is one of the six large terminus train stations of Paris. It is the second
busiest in Paris, behind the Gare du Nord, handling 274,000 passengers each day.



(L) A station hall of Gare St. Lazare (R) An intercity train at Gare Saint Lazare

The front of Gare St. Lazare Train Station



Gare d' Austerlitz

The Gare d' Austerlitz is the one of six large terminal stations in Paris. It is situated on the
left bank of the Seine River, in the southeastern part of the city. The station is used by
about 25 million passengers each year.



(L) Entrance of Gare d' Austerlitz (R) A road bridge to the terminal of Gare d' Austerlitz

The Gare d' Austerlitz and an attractive glass roof top

(L) Corail Teoz was launched by SNCF as the existing Corail trains were replaced and modernized.
It connects the southern area of France with Paris. This SNCF train has a big body and provides a comfortable trip.
(R) The 'Ter' means the express local train service operated by the SNCF.


Gare Montparnasse

The Montparnasse Station is one of the large terminal stations of the railways in Paris, located
in the South of Paris. Atlantic TGV departs here. TGV train to Madrid, Spain departs from Montparnasse
at 10:10. There is two other night train service to Madrid. A train to Lisbona, Portugal departs
from here at 15:50, each day (2010). About 50 million travelers use this station per annum.


(L) Sign board and map of Gare Montparnasse (R) A ticket register

Departure board and automatic bending machine for tickets

(L) A bending machine for tickets shows five languages of English, German, Spanish, Italian and French
(R) Exterior of Gare Montparnasse

A plateform guidance and staffs of SNCF

TER Transilien local train and the second class seats

(L) This board says 'All staff is at your disposal and will assist you in your whereabouts wherever you are in this station'.
(R) TGV trains are waiting for a departure at the platform for a long-distance train.

The second class train of TGV Atlantique

The first class train of TGV Atlantique

(L) TGV Atlantique at the plateform (R) Departure sign board shows the destination of Bordeaux


Gare de Lyon

The Gare de Lyon is one of the six large railway terminal stations in Paris. The destination of
many long-distance trains departing from the gare de Lyon is en route to the south and east
of France. The station also hosts regional train and RER services. An international TVG or EuroNight
train is in service for Milano, Italy, 3 times, for Venezia, Italy, 2 times, and for Roma, Italy, 2 times,
each day ( 2010 ).



(L) The sign board of the Gare de Lyon (R) A very active station hall of the Gare de Lyon

(L) A ticket counter at the Gare de Lyon (R) Passengers from abroad taking a TGV train to the land of Mediterranean coast of France

An electric power car of TGV

(L) TGV trains waiting for departure to Marseille and Mediterranean coast of France
(R) The first class seat of SNCF TGV double deck train

A new TGV Bar Car

(L) The second class seat of SNCF TGV double deck train
(R) A train electric sign board shows the destination and the number of the vehicle.

(L) A double deck TGV train on the platforms of the Gare de Lyon
(R) TGV train for the France's south at the Gare de Lyon


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