Keyword: gare du nord

Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects

Open letter from architects, historians and town planners attacks €600m plan to create vast shopping space in Paris railway station.

Paris Eurostar hub to be rebuilt for post-Brexit border control delays

The French railways operator SNCF has unveiled plans to renovate its Gare du Nord station in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics, including changes to the Eurostar terminal in order to meet what it described as “the challenges of reinforced border controls due to Brexit”.

French state rail firm called for files on staff who are active on social media

Trains at the gare du Nord in Paris. © Reuters/Charles Platiau Trains at the gare du Nord in Paris. © Reuters/Charles Platiau

On April 17th this year, with the rail strike in full swing, a manager at the busiest railway station in Paris, the Gare du Nord, asked colleagues to create a database on workers who were most active on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Unions have condemned the action, saying they fear the firm wants to muzzle staff involved in the industrial action, while lawyers say the move is completely illegal. The state rail company SNCF, meanwhile, dismisses it simply as a “clumsy” local initiative not connected with the strike. Dan Israel reports.

Paris Gare du Nord station reopens after alert

The Gare du Nord, one of the major Paris railway hubs serving suburban, national and international destinations, reopened Tuesday after it was evacuated on Monday evening when police launched a search for three suspected terrorists who were reported to be travelling to the station in a train from northern France. 

Paris station evacuated after Eurostar passenger checks in with artillery shell

The Gare du Nord was plunged into chaos after the ammunition, apparently dating from WWI or WWII, was found in a man's backpack.

John Lewis apologises for France is ‘finished’ comments

Managing director Andy Street says he 'went too far' and regretted saying 'nothing works and worse, nobody cares about it' in France.

Power glitches strand thousands of Paris rail commuters

Tens of thousands of commuters and international travellers were stranded in Paris after a series of incidents disrupted rail traffic from the Gare du Nord.