Paris’ Gare du Nord, the busiest train station in Europe, is to treble in size by 2024, Travel Weekly says.
The board of SNCF, France’s state-owned railway company, made the announcement after a meeting with contractors CEETRUS, which will carry out the extensions alongside SNCF Gares & Connexions and operate the station for a period of 35 to 46 years.
The project will be completed in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Eurostar trains operate to Gare du Nord from London’s St Pancras International station.
SNFC says the new Gare du Nord will set “environmentally-friendly standards” by offering public green spaces and ecological energy production.