Bastille (Paris Métro)

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Bastille
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Aboveground platforms at Bastille station.
Date opened 19 July 1900 (1900)
Accesses Pl. de la Bastille (two)
Boul. Bourdon × boul. Henri IV
37, boul. Bourdon
130, rue de Lyon
140, rue de Lyon
1, rue de Charenton
1, boul. Beaumarchais
2, boul. Beaumarchais
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 4th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°51′11″N 2°22′09″E / 48.853082°N 2.369077°E / 48.853082; 2.369077Coordinates: 48°51′11″N 2°22′09″E / 48.853082°N 2.369077°E / 48.853082; 2.369077
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 1
Direction
La Défense
Direction
Château de Vincennes
Saint-Paul Gare de Lyon
Paris Métro Line 5
Direction
Place d'Italie
Direction
Bobigny – Pablo Picasso
Quai de la Rapée Bréguet – Sabin
Paris Métro Line 8
Direction
Balard
Direction
Pointe du Lac
Chemin Vert Ledru-Rollin
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Bastille is a station on lines 1, 5 and 8 of the Paris Métro. It is located near the former location of the Bastille and remains of the Bastille can be seen on line 5. The platforms for line 1 are situated below road level but above the Bassin of the Arsenal and Canal Saint Martin in a short open-air segment. The western end of the line 1 platforms have the sharpest curve used by passenger trains on the Métro, with a radius of only 40 metres.[1] The line 1 platforms, at 123 metres long, are significantly longer than the average Métro platform length.

The line 1 station opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 5 platforms were opened on 17 December 1906 when the line was extended from Gare de Lyon to Lancry (now known as Jacques Bonsergent). The line 8 platforms were opened on 5 May 1931 when the line was extended from Richelieu – Drouot to Porte de Charenton. The platforms on line 1 were decorated in 1989 to celebrate the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

Station layout[edit]

Line 1 platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Saint-Paul)
Eastbound  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Gare de Lyon)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level Entrances/Exits
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 5 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound  (M) (5) toward Place d'Italie (Quai de la Rapée)
Northbound  (M) (5) toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Bréguet – Sabin)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 8 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (8) toward Balard (Chemin Vert)
Eastbound  (M) (8) toward Pointe du Lac (Ledru-Rollin)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Nearby[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hardy, B. Paris Metro Handbook, 3rd edition, Capital Transport Publishing, 1999.

References[edit]

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