Gare d'Ascq

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Gare d'Ascq is a railway station serving the former village of Ascq, now part of Villeneuve-d'Ascq city, Nord department, northern France.


In nineteenth century the industrial revolution is developing industry in northern France. Ascq is linked to Lille with the construction of the railway station in 1865, and in 1885 to Roubaix.

During the Second World War, numerous trains are going through Ascq and resistants often do sabotage. On 1 April 1944, after a sabotage, the Nazis massacred 86 men : it is the Ascq massacre.

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Bruxelles-London Eurostar in Ascq

In 1990s, before the construction of a new Belgian railway line, Eurostar and Thalys trains going to Belgium were going through Ascq station.


Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 3
toward Liège
TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais 4
toward Orchies

The Transpole bus 43 is serving the railway station.

Trains garage

The railway station hosts a little train museum in the trains garage (halle aux trains) animated by the AAATV association. We can find here a steam locomotive 141 TC 51 and an electric locomotive BB 12004 restored and many other train materials.[1]



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