Châtelet (Paris Métro)

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Châtelet Handicapped/disabled access (M)
Ligne-14-Chatelet-1.jpg
Date opened 19 July 1900 (1900)
Accesses
  • Rue des Lavandières × Rue de Rivoli
  • Pl. Marguerite de Navarre
  • 55, rue de Rivoli
  • 63/65, rue de Rivoli
  • 112, rue de Rivoli
  • 7, av. Victoria
  • 15, av. Victoria
  • 16, av. Victoria
  • 5, rue Saint-Denis
  • 8, pl. Sainte-Opportune
  • Pl. du Châtelet
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 1st arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°51′30″N 2°20′50″E / 48.858352°N 2.347324°E / 48.858352; 2.347324Coordinates: 48°51′30″N 2°20′50″E / 48.858352°N 2.347324°E / 48.858352; 2.347324
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 1
Direction
La Défense
Direction
Château de Vincennes
Louvre – Rivoli Hôtel de Ville
Paris Métro Line 4
Direction
Porte de Clignancourt
Direction
Mairie
de Montrouge
Les Halles Cité
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Pont Marie Pont Neuf
Paris Métro Line 11
Direction
Châtelet
Direction
Mairie des Lilas
Terminus Hôtel de Ville
Paris Métro Line 14
Direction
Saint-Lazare
Direction
Olympiades
Pyramides Gare de Lyon
Connections to other stations

Châtelet – Les Halles (RER A, B, D)
Les Halles (4)

List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Châtelet is a station on lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14 of the Paris Métro in the centre of medieval Paris and the 1st arrondissement. The station is made up of two parts connected by a long corridor:

Châtelet is connected by another long underground corridor to the southern end of the RER station Châtelet – Les Halles, the northern end of which is again connected to the Métro station Les Halles. The distance from Line 7 at Châtelet to the RER lines at Châtelet – Les Halles is approximately 750 metres (2,460 ft). It is the ninth-busiest station on the Metro system.

History[edit]

Station layout
Grand Châtelet demolished in 1802

The station was opened on 6 August 1900, three weeks after trains began running on the original section of line 1 between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 4 platforms were opened on 21 April 1908 as part of the original section of the line from Porte de Clignancourt to Châtelet. It was the southern terminus of line 4 until the opening of the connecting section of the line under the Seine to Raspail on 9 January 1910.

The line 7 platforms were opened on 16 April 1926 as part of the line's extension from Palais Royal to Pont Marie with the name Pont Notre-Dame-Pont au Change. It had no direct connection with Châtelet. On 15 April 1934 a connecting corridor was opened to the platforms of lines 1 and 4 and the line 7 station was renamed. The line 11 platforms were opened near the line 7 platforms on 28 April 1935 as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas.

On 9 December 1977 the Châtelet – Les Halles RER station was opened with a connecting corridor with a moving walkway to Châtelet. The line 14 platforms were opened near the line 1 and 4 platforms on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line from Madeleine to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. On 7 and 8 March 2009 the line 1 platforms were restored during the automation of line 1, including the installation of platform screen doors.

It is named after the Place du Châtelet, which is named after the Grand Châtelet, a castle over the northern approach to the old Pont au Change over the Seine to the Île de la Cité, which was demolished by Napoléon in 1802. Châtelet is a medieval French term for barbican, a small castle that commands (overlooks) a bridge or defile.[1]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
Line 1 platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Platform 1  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Louvre – Rivoli)
Platform 2  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Hôtel de Ville)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Line 11 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1  (M) (11) Alighting passengers only
Platform 2  (M) (11) toward Mairie des Lilas (Hôtel de Ville)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 4  (M) (11) toward Mairie des Lilas (Hôtel de Ville)
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  (M) (7) toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Pont Marie)
Platform 1  (M) (7) toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Pont Neuf)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 4 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  (M) (4) toward Porte de Clignancourt (Les Halles)
Platform 1  (M) (4) toward Mairie de Montrouge (Cité)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 14 platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Platform 2  (M) (14) toward Saint-Lazare (Pyramides)
Platform 1  (M) (14) toward Olympiades (Gare de Lyon)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Hillairet, Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris, 8th ed. (Éditions de Minuit, 1985), Vol. 1, pp. 331–34.