Gare de Persan-Beaumont

Gare de Persan-Beaumont TER Transilien
Location Place de la Gare
95340 Persan, France
Coordinates 49°8′53″N 2°16′46″E / 49.14806°N 2.27944°E / 49.14806; 2.27944Coordinates: 49°8′53″N 2°16′46″E / 49.14806°N 2.27944°E / 49.14806; 2.27944
Owned by RFF/SNCF
Line(s) Épinay-Villetaneuse–Le Tréport-Mers railway,
Pierrelaye–Creil railway
Platforms 4 island, 1 outside
Tracks 9, plus several sidings
Other information
Fare zone 5 (Orange Card)
Website The station at Transilien (French)
Opened 20 June 1846
Passengers (2002) 2,5007,500[1]

The Gare de Persan-Beaumont (Persan-Beaumont Station) is a railway station in Persan (Val-d'Oise department), France, near Beaumont-sur-Oise. It is located at the junction of the Épinay-Villetaneuse–Le Tréport-Mers railway and the Pierrelaye–Creil railway. The station is served by trains of the Transilien line H and the TER Picardie (Paris-Nord - Beauvais). Since it is the last station before Picardy, the STIF fare structures no longer apply beyond it except on trains linking Pontoise and Creil.

In 2002, the number of passengers per day was between 2,500 and 7,500.[1]



Persan-Beaumont is located on the original Paris–Lille railway line, that was opened on June 20, 1846 by Compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord (Nord Railway Company). This line passed along the Montmorency Valley (Ermont-Eaubonne), and headed towards the Northeast at Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, continuing through the Oise valley. In 1859, a more direct line along Chantilly was opened, bypassing Persan-Beaumont.

The Chemin de fer du Nord opened the line between Épinay and Persan-Beaumont via Montsoult on 5 April 1877, thus creating a direct link between Paris and Beauvais, and further to Le Tréport.[2]

The present station is the third built on the site. The first, which dated to the opening of the line, was destroyed by bombing in August 1944. It was replaced in 1955 by a building that proved inadequate, which was in turn replaced by the present station when the Paris - Beauvais line was electrified.[3]

The original station

Located at the junction of several important lines:

The station was equipped with a roundhouse from 1917 on. 35 locomotives were maintained there, including 29 for suburban service and 4 for shunting. There were numerous employees both attached to the maintenance facility and staffing trains.[3]

The maintenance facility worked in tandem with the Joncherolles depot at Villetaneuse to maintain the steam locomotives on the suburban network serving Paris-Nord. In the final years of steam service, a pool of 141 TC locomotives were used, with two locomotives specifically assigned one each to Joncherolles and the other to Beaumont. In 1968, the pool locomotives of the two depots pulled 264 daily trains for a monthly service distance of between 240,000 and 265,000 km. In 1967, they covered 2,838,000 km.[4]

The steam maintenance facilities have been demolished and replaced by a carpark. Persan-Beaumont remains a satellite centre of the Paris-Nord Technicentre.[5]

Hermes - Beaumont railway

The metre gauge line of the Compagnie du chemin de fer de Hermes à Beaumont (Hermes - Beaumont Railway Company) formerly linked Persan-Beaumont to Hermes, Oise via Noailles. Last operated as a local interest line, it was partly closed in 1949, and the last section, from Persan to Ercuis, closed in 1958.

See also


  1. 1 2 STIF - Atlas des transports publics Île-de-France (French) Public Transportation Atlas of the Île-de-France
  2. Michel Rival, Le Refoulons, ou, Le chemin de fer d'Enghien à Montmorency: petite histoire d'une grande ligne, 1866-1954, Paris: Valhermeil, 1989, ISBN 2-905684-20-8, p. 248.
  3. 1 2 La gare de Persan-Beaumont avant 1944,, retrieved 29 June 2010 (French)
  4. Didier Leroy and Paul-Henri Bellot, Paris Nord et sa banlieue, Paris: Vie du Rail, 2009, ISBN 978-2-915034-99-8 (French)
  5. Régis Chessum, "L'atelier des Joncherolles en mutation", Rail Passion 51 (May 2010) pp. 20-21 (French)
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TER Picardie 19
toward Beauvais
toward Paris-Nord
Transilien Transilien Paris – NordTerminus
toward Paris-Nord
Transilien Transilien Paris – Nord
toward Pontoise
Transilien Transilien Paris – Nord
toward Creil
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