Danube (Paris Métro)

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Danube
Metro de Paris - Ligne 7bis - Danube 01.jpg
Date opened 18 January 1911 (1911)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 19th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 7bis
Direction
Louis Blanc
Direction
Pré-Saint-Gervais
Botzaris No service in this direction (previous is Pré Saint-Gervais)
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Danube is a station of the Paris Métro serving Line 7bis (westbound only).

The station is built as an underground viaduct supported on 220 piers

The station was opened as part of a branch of line 7 from Louis Blanc to Pré Saint-Gervais on 18 January 1911. The station is built in weak ground as it was formerly a mine, where gypsum was extracted from three layers for export to the United States. It is built with arches over each of the tracks to strengthen the station box, which are supported by 220 piers, 2.5 metres in diameter, with a cumulative height of 5,500 metres.[1] On 3 December 1967 this branch was separated from line 7, becoming line 7bis.

It is named after the Place du Danube, named after the Danube River. This street was renamed the Place de Rhin-et-Danube in 1952, adding a reference to the Rhine.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 7bis platform Inbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7bis jms.svg toward Louis Blanc (Botzaris)
(No service outbound: Pré Saint-Gervais)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Inbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 7bis jms.svg toward Louis Blanc (Botzaris)
(No service outbound: Pré Saint-Gervais)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert, Jean (1983). Notre Métro ("Our metro"). Paris. p. 194. 


Coordinates: 48°52′55″N 2°23′39″E / 48.881808°N 2.394201°E / 48.881808; 2.394201