A railroad connecting Paris, Brussels and
Amsterdam was built in 1855 and it had the advantage of crossing Landrecies.
That's why our little town was one of the first in France to get a railway
station. This was a great asset for the industrial development of Landrecies at
the beginning of the 20th century, because it prompted a lot of factories to
settle there. Today there is still quite a lot of traffic on this railroad
despite the new TGV lines. However trains rarely stop at Landrecies !