Alexandre Dumas (Paris Métro)

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Alexandre Dumas
Paris Métro
Metro de Paris - Ligne 2 - Alexandre Dumas 01.jpg
Location 111, boul. de Charonne
11th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′21″N 2°23′41″E / 48.855907°N 2.39479°E / 48.855907; 2.39479Coordinates: 48°51′21″N 2°23′41″E / 48.855907°N 2.39479°E / 48.855907; 2.39479
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 31 January 1903 (1903-01-31)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Location
Alexandre Dumas is located in Paris
Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas
Location within Paris

Alexandre Dumas is a station on Paris Métro Line 2, on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements.

The station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 (known at the time as "2 Nord") from Anvers. It was the eastern terminus of the line until 2 April 1903 when it was extended to Nation. The station was originally called Bagnolet after the Rue de Bagnolet, the road to Bagnolet. On 13 September 1970, it was renamed after the French author Alexandre Dumas and the Rue Alexandre Dumas. It was the location of the Barrière de Fontarabie, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished during the nineteenth century.[1][2]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Philippe Auguste)
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Avron)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrière de Fontarabie, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 14 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barrière de Fontarabie" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 14 October 2009. 

References[edit]

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.