Sentiers du Patrimoine ®



Informations directionnelles

Prendre la sente qui se trouve presque en face de la gare. Traverser la rue du Clos de Chars puis emprunter à droite la rue de la Villetertre. Continuer le chemin sur environ 500 mètre. Au croisement prendre à droite. Après le bâtiment, prendre à droite. Remonter jusqu’au panneau de l’ancienne ferme (n°65 et 67).

Prochain point : Ancienne ferme

Prochain point : lat="49.16835" lon="1.93821"

Arrival of the railroad



A national…

Midway through the 19th century, the development of the railway ushered in better connections with the French coastal regions and England. The idea of a “rail line from Paris to the sea” came into being. The “Plateaux” line left from northern Paris and served Saint-Denis, Pontoise and the French Vexin, before branching off into three separate lines at Gisors to Rouen, Le Havre and Dieppe. The rail line concession was awarded to the Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Ouest by the decree of 11 June 1859. The Paris-Gisors section was officially completed on Tuesday, 15 September 1868. Passengers’ route passed through Pontoise, Boissy l’Aillerie, Us, Chars, Liancourt-Saint-Pierre, Chaumont-en-Vexin and Gisors. The line tracked the course of the Viosne and crosses the river no fewer than six times.
There was a single track until 1909, when the second one was added. Three years later the number of trains jumped to 10 in each direction. The passenger building in the station was built in 1949.



…and local rail line

The station also served two other lines: the 12-km link between Magny-en-Vexin and Chars, inaugurated in 1871, and the Valmondois – Marines line, which was extended to Chars in 1911.
Although these rail links were a boon to the local area, they soon attracted recriminations and complaints. Users complained about the infrequent service, or that there weren’t enough trains on certain days. They bemoaned their slow speed or problems with connections. As cars and buses became increasingly popular, passenger trains on this line became a thing of the past in 1951 and 1952. Goods transport stopped in 1987. The only rail line still in operation here is the Pontoise-Gisors route.

by Expression Nomade