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Station facilities

To welcome you to our network, the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme offers you a variety of information regarding the stations and what they have to offer (dates and times of opening, means of making payments, parking for cars and coaches, whether there is a shop, whether there is a museum....).
For a description of the routes and the towns of the 'Réseau des Bains de Mer', visit the page "Parcours".

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

There are three stations at Saint-Valery, which is the technical, commercial and administrative headquarters of the 'Réseau des Bains de Mer' . 

Saint-Valery Port is the station for trains from Noyelles and Le Crotoy.

The ticket office can be found in the billetterie touristique, a wooden chalet in 'Belle Epoque' style, where tickets may also be purchased for other attractions:

  • sale of tickets for CFBS trains
  • sale of merchandise (postcards, books, souvenirs, DVDs,...)
  • drinks and sweets in the shop
  • toilets

It is open and staffed every day when trains are running (see the timetables).
Means of payment which are accepted are:

  • cash
  • bank cards (CB, Visa, Mastercard)
  • cheques French, euros
  • travellers' cheques
Beware! Parking has to be paid for all over the town. Some parking places are located close to the Place de la gare in front of the station at  Saint-Valery Ville (approximately 250 metres from the Port). A set-down area is located next to where the trains depart from.

Saint-Valery Ville houses the CFBS Bureau Administratif & Commercial, open throughout the year (9.00 – 12.00, 13.30 – 17.30 Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 12.00 Saturday, and also Saturday afternoons and Sundays during the season) except at Christmas and New Year.

This is the station for trains between Saint-Valery and Cayeux, and for special trains to Noyelles and Le Crotoy including 'Dîners à Bord' (dining trains). Here you can buy:

  • tickets for CFBS trains
  • tickets for SNCF local services trains
  • sale of merchandise (postcards, books, souvenirs, DVDs,...)
  • drinks and sweets in the sho
  • toilets

Means of payment which are accepted are:

  • cash
  • bank cards (CB, Visa, Mastercard)
  • cheques French, euros
  • travellers' cheques
Beware! Parking has to be paid for all over the town. Some parking places are located close to the Place de la gare de Saint-Valery Ville (approximately 250 metres from the Port). A drop-off area is located near the station (100 metres).

Saint-Valery Canal is the technical headquarters of the 'Réseau des Bains de Mer' (depot/ workshop/engine shed).

This station is not open to the public except by special arrangement (groups, guided tours....) or for certain special events such as   Heritage Days.
The station is used mainly by trains travelling from Noyelles and Le Crotoy, and less often, by trains from Cayeux.
Some parking places are available on the private land at the approach to the station, and coaches can park here as well.

Le Crotoy

This station is the terminus of the line from St-Valery via Noyelles .

The station is open and staffed every day when trains are running (see the timetables ). As well as selling tickets for the train, Le Crotoy station has a good shop (selling merchandise, postcards, books, souvenirs, DVDs, drinks and sweets...). There are toilets, and there is a small museum telling the story of French secondary railways and displaying a collection of equipment.

Means of payment which are accepted are:

  • cash
  • bank cards (CB, Visa, Mastercard)
  • cheques French, euros
  • travellers' cheques
Free car parking is available for visitors to the railway, in the former goods yard. Coaches can set down their passengers in front of the station.

Noyelles-sur-Mer

Situated midway between Saint-Valery and Le Crotoy, this station is a terminus for the Réseau des Bains de Mer, but it is also a through station and connection for the national rail network operated by the SNCF.

The CFBS station is open whenever trains are running on the Réseau des Bains de Mer and is staffed in the holiday season.
There is a shop (selling merchandise, postcards, books, souvenirs, DVDs, drinks and sweets,...), and every year a different exhibition is mounted in the gallery, the former station buffet.

Means of payment which are accepted are:

  • cash
  • bank cards (CB, Visa, Mastercard)
  • cheques French, euros
  • travellers' cheques

Toilets are located outside the station, but are accessible to handicapped persons from inside, provided the station itself is open.

Cars can be parked in front of the station or on the former goods yard. Coaches can also park here.

Cayeux-sur-Mer / Brighton-Plage

This station is the terminus of the line from Saint-Valery to Cayeux. It is open and staffed on days when trains run to and from Cayeux (see the timetables), selling tickets for the train, souvenirs and drinks and sweets.

Means of payment which are accepted are:

  • cash
  • bank cards (CB, Visa, Mastercard)
  • cheques French, euros
  • travellers' cheques

Toilets are available.

 

Cars can be parked in front of the station and in the surrounding area. Coaches can set down their passengers beside the station.

Lanchères-Pendé

This station is located on the line between Saint-Valery and Cayeux. There is regular train service, but passenger should ask the guard to stop the train so they can get off, or wave to the driver of an approaching train to ask for it to stop so that they can get on board. The station building is not open to the public and there are no toilets.

The station is used for special trains and on special occasions such as the Fête de la Gare de Cayeux (see  relevant page).

Tickets from this station can be purchased from the guard, using either cash or French euro cheques. Cars can park in front of the station.

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