Gare du Nord to triple in size by 2023
FRENCH Railways (SNCF) Mobility has released the details of its plans to more than triple the size of Gare du Nord, Paris’ busiest station, by 2023 in time for the Olympic Games in 2024.
The area of the station will triple, expanding from 36,000m2 to 110,000m2 by 2024. A large new departure hall will allow arrival and departure flows to be directed to two different areas, while circulation areas will more than double from 15,000m2 to more than 37,000m2. SNCF says an expansion of the Eurostar terminal will also facilitate customs control to meet the challenges of reinforced border controls due to Brexit.
A new station façade will be built on Rue Faubourg Saint-Denis with direct access to the departures terminal, while the bus station will be redesigned and access to the metro lines will be improved. There will also be 1200 bicycle parking spaces available with direct access from the station square. Gare du Nord to triple in size by 2023