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Is there any rail traffic to/from the Port of Calais anymore?

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I was wondering if there are any freight flows to/from the port of Calais (Specifically the bit after Calais Ville station). Having a look on google there is obviously are large amount of trackage that is obviously disused and I assume the vast majority of fell out of use with the opening of the channel tunnel.

I have been through Calais a lot of times over the years (mostly on family holidays to the continent) but have never seen anything more than the rake of Car wagons just off the E16. Looking on Google these are the only services that seems to run as of when the pictures were taken.
 
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I was wondering if there are any freight flows to/from the port of Calais (Specifically the bit after Calais Ville station). Looking on Google these are the only services that seems to run as of when the pictures were taken.

I don't think the car wagons on google street view were used in traffic. As far as I know the sidings (and indeed the whole line beyond Calais Ville) have only been used for wagon storage in recent years, since they ceased to be used to serve the factories along the line



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Calais to Lille Flandres, Amiens, Dunkerque, Arras and 2 TGV to Paris.
 

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I don't think the car wagons on google street view were used in traffic. As far as I know the sidings (and indeed the whole line beyond Calais Ville) have only been used for wagon storage in recent years, since they ceased to be used to serve the factories along the line



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There is a 2 lines of what I assume are the same wagons with cars actually on in the confines of the port though.
 

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The direct line from Ville via the docks to what was Maritime have mainly been pulled up. The ex station is a passenger building, but last time I was there was almost all locked up. Some other bits of old track can be seen around the area. Some car transporters head up round from Ville pass the docks, branch up round in a large circle, up to the north jetty direction and is/was used by Peugeot for distribution in the area and some transport to the UK. I may have read somewhere that this had changed recently.
 

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I may have read somewhere that this had changed recently.

Traffic ceased in April 2015. Gefco switched its last car transport traffic to Zeebrugge.

The rake of car wagons in the sidings is on street view imagery dated 2013. The sidings are now disused afaik.




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The OP asked about Calais Port.

These service do not operate from Calais Port, but from Calais Ville.
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Calais to Lille Flandres, Amiens, Dunkerque, Arras and 2 TGV to Paris.



The OP asked about Calais Port.

These service do not operate from Calais Port, but from Calais Ville.
 

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I was wondering if there are any freight flows to/from the port of Calais (Specifically the bit after Calais Ville station). Having a look on google there is obviously are large amount of trackage that is obviously disused and I assume the vast majority of fell out of use with the opening of the channel tunnel.

I have been through Calais a lot of times over the years (mostly on family holidays to the continent) but have never seen anything more than the rake of Car wagons just off the E16. Looking on Google these are the only services that seems to run as of when the pictures were taken.

Trackage?
Trackwork chap, trackwork.
 

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Trackage?
Trackwork chap, trackwork.

That's word I was looking for! Not sure where trackage came from :lol:


Does anyone know what is happening with this:

https://driveeuropenews.com/2015/10/27/national-lorry-week-2/

A new rail terminal for unaccompanied trailers has been inaugurated at Calais Port. It is expected to take 40,000 trucks off the road each year between northern France and Spain, though a huge upswing in business across the Channel means there should still be plenty of work to go round.

It looks like trains would have to run around the loop through Calais Ville and through the town.
Things like this are really annoying to look up as anything with 'Train, car' ect just comes up with results for eurotunnel.
 
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