Charles de Gaulle – Étoile

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Not to be confused with Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly known as Place de l'Étoile, or with Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Paris Métro RER
Paris Métro rapid transit station
RER commuter rail station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 2 - Charles de Gaulle - Etoile 02.jpg
Line 2 platforms
Location Place de l'Étoile, 8th arrondissement/16th arrondissement/17th arrondissement, Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′25″N 2°17′40″E / 48.87361°N 2.29444°E / 48.87361; 2.29444
Owned by RATP
Line(s)
  Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
  Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
  Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
  RER RER A
Platforms 8 side platforms (2 per line)
Tracks 8 (2 per line)
Other information
Station code 1812
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 19 July 1900
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
Terminus Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
RER
RER RER A

Charles de Gaulle – Étoile is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 and of the RER urban rail network. It lies on the boundary of the 8th, 16th, and 17th arrondissements of Paris. Originally called simply Étoile, after its location at Place de l'Étoile, it took on the additional name of President Charles de Gaulle from 1970.

The platforms are built beneath Place de l'Étoile, which is situated at the end of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe is in the centre of the Place. Lines 1 and 2 have two side platforms each, while the terminus on Line 6 is a single track with two platforms situated in a loop; passengers alight on the left platform and board on the right. Trains depart immediately from this station and make a longer stop at Kléber.

History[edit]

Although Line 1 had opened on 19 July 1900, Étoile station only opened on 1 September that year, being followed quickly by the Line 6 station (on 2 October) and the line 2 station (on 13 December; this station was initially the terminus of a shuttle from Porte Dauphine before the line was extended to Anvers on 7 October 1902). The RER line A station, 30 m deeper, opened on 21 February 1970, initially as the terminus of a shuttle from La Défense. After the death of Charles de Gaulle on 13 November 1970, Place de l'Étoile was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle and the station was renamed as Charles de Gaulle – Étoile. The RER was extended to Auber on 23 November 1971.

Station layout[edit]

Street level Accesses
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection, passageway to RER platforms
B2
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Argentine)
Eastbound  Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (George V)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Side platform, doors will open on both sides (boarding platform)
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6 toward Nation (Kléber)
Side platform, doors will open on both sides (alighting platform)
B3
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 toward Porte Dauphine (Victor Hugo)
Northbound  Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 toward Nation (Ternes)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

Métro[edit]

RER[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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