Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy station

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Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy TGV
SNCF RER TGV Eurostar
TGV & RER station
Voies de la gare de Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy TGV.jpg
LocationPlace des Passagers du Vent
77700 Chessy
France
Coordinates48°52′13″N 2°46′58″E / 48.87040°N 2.782799°E / 48.87040; 2.782799Coordinates: 48°52′13″N 2°46′58″E / 48.87040°N 2.782799°E / 48.87040; 2.782799
Owned byRATP Group & SNCF
Operated byRATP Group & SNCF
Line(s)LGV Interconnexion Est
Platforms2 (RER)
4 (High-speed rail)
Tracks2 (RER)
5 (High-speed rail)
Train operatorsEurostar, RATP Group, SNCF, Thalys
Other information
Station code87754994 (RATP) / 87111849 (SNCF)
Fare zone5
Websitehttps://www.gares-sncf.com/fr/gare/frmlv/marne-vallee-chessy
History
Opened1 April 1992 (1992-04-01) (RER)
29 May 1994 (1994-05-29) (High-speed rail)
Services
Preceding station   Eurostar   Following station
EurostarTerminus
SNCF
TGV
toward Perpignan
toward Lille Europe
toward Bordeaux
toward Nice
toward Toulouse
toward Nantes
toward Rennes
toward Bordeaux
toward Mulhouse
toward Strasbourg
toward Bordeaux
toward Rennes
toward Nantes
Thalys
ThalysTerminus
Ouigo
TerminusOUIGO
toward Tourcoing
toward Bordeaux
Terminus
RER
RER RER ATerminus

Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy TGV, or Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy also appearing on platform displays as Disneyland Paris, is a large combined RER (commuter rail), and high-speed rail station in Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, France, about 30 km (19 mi) east of Paris, located on the LGV Interconnexion Est opened in 1994. The station is inside the Disneyland Paris resort, close to the entrances to the theme parks and at the entrance to Disney Village. The station opened as an extension of RER A in April 1992, in conjunction with the opening of the theme park, with The Walt Disney Company contributing €38.1 million of the €126.5 million cost.[1] The high-speed rail part of the station opened in May 1994, two years after the RER portion of station.

Situation[edit]

Main entrance

There are direct TGV services to, among others, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Lyon, Rennes, Lille, Nantes, Limoges, Toulouse, Montpellier, Orléans, Grenoble and Brussels. On 29 June 1996, Eurostar began direct services from London to Disneyland Paris. Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy is also the rail head used for Paris by Ouigo services. Passengers can travel by TGV from Charles de Gaulle Airport TGV station to this station in less than 10 minutes.

The station has a UK National Rail station code of MCK[2] because it is part of the Eurostar network,[3] although Eurostar is not part of National Rail. As Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy is a Eurostar station, it houses Eurostar check-in areas and border control booths operated by the French Border Police and Customs in a dedicated area on the 2nd floor of the station. Previously, the UK Border Agency operated juxtaposed controls and carried out pre-embarkation immigration checks at the station. However, the UK has discontinued this arrangement. Accordingly, passengers go through UK immigration and customs checks at their arrival station in the UK.[4][5][6]

Train services[edit]

From Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, train services depart to major French cities such as Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Montpellier, Perpignan, Lille and Strasbourg. International services operate to Brussels in Belgium, London in the United Kingdom and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

The following services currently start, end, or stop at Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy:

Domestic services:

  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Avignon TGV and Marseille-Saint-Charles, Cannes and Nice
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Lyon Saint-Expuéry, Nîmes, Montpellier-Saint-Roch and Toulouse
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Tours-Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, Angoulême and Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Le Mans and Rennes
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Le Mans, Angers and Nantes
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Arras, Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Nîmes and Montpellier-Saint-Roch
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Lille Europe to Arras, Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Avignon TGV and Marseille-Saint-Charles
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Strasbourg to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Le Mans and Rennes
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Strasbourg to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Le Mans, Angers and Nantes
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Strasbourg to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Tours-Saint-Pierre-des-Corps and Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
  • High-speed services (Ouigo) from Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy to Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Avignon TGV and Marseille-Saint-Charles
  • High-speed services (Ouigo) from Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy to Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Nîmes and Montpellier-Saint-Roch

International services:

  • High-speed services (TGV) from Brussels-South to Lille Europe, Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Avignon TGV and Marseille-Saint-Charles
  • High-speed services (TGV) from Brussels-South to Lille Europe, Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy, Lyon Saint-Exupéry, Nîmes, Montpellier-Saint-Roch and Perpignan
  • High-speed services (Eurostar) from Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy to Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and London St. Pancras
  • High-speed services (Thalys) from Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy to Brussels-South, Rotterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Centraal

Commuter services:

  • RER services (A) from Cergy-le-Haut, Conflans-Fin-d'Oise, Sartrouville, La Défense, Gare de Lyon, Vincennes, Val de Fontenay and Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy
  • RER services (A) from Poissy to Sartrouville, La Défense, Gare de Lyon, Vincennes, Val de Fontenay and Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clavé, S. Anton (16 April 2007). The Global Theme Park Industry (1st ed.). CABI. p. 330. ISBN 9781845932084.
  2. ^ "National Railway Stations (sorted by three letter code)". www.coris.org.uk. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Disneyland Paris". Eurostar. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Will our passports be checked at Marne-la-Vallée station (Disneyland® Paris)?". Eurostar. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Freedom of Information Response (Border control for Eurostar from Marne la Vallée Chessy)" (PDF). UK Border Force. 27 November 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020. Border Force does not operate a juxtaposed control arrangement at Marne-la-Vallee Chessy station. Full UK immigration checks are conducted on arrival in the UK.
  6. ^ "House of Commons Hansard for 17 July 2012, Column 658W (Immigration Controls: St Pancras Station)". House of Commons.

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