Gare d'Austerlitz (Paris Métro)

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Gare d'Austerlitz
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Austerlitz.JPG
Location 3, boul. de l'Hôpital
6, boul. de l'Hôpital
8, boul. de l'Hôpital
Gare d'Austerlitz (three)
13th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′33″N 2°21′54″E / 48.842626°N 2.364971°E / 48.842626; 2.364971Coordinates: 48°50′33″N 2°21′54″E / 48.842626°N 2.364971°E / 48.842626; 2.364971
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 2 June 1906 (1906-06-02)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10 Terminus
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   RER   Following station
RER RER C
Transfer at: Gare d'Austerlitz
Location
Gare d'Austerlitz is located in Paris
Gare d'Austerlitz
Gare d'Austerlitz
Location within Paris

Gare d'Austerlitz is a station on the Paris Métro, serving line 5 and forming the eastern terminus of line 10 in the 5th and the 13th arrondissements. The Line 5 station is open to the exterior though under the roof of the mainline Gare d'Austerlitz. Leaving this station to cross the Seine, Line 5 goes into a pronounced drop and curve known as le toboggan ("the slide").

The station was opened on 26 April 1931 with the opening of the original section of line 5 between Place d'Italie and Gare d'Orléans, as Gare d'Austerlitz was then known. It was the northern terminus of the line until it was extended to Quai de la Rapée (then called Place Mazas) on 13 July 1906. The line 10 platforms opened on 12 July 1939 when the line was extended from Jussieu. The station was originally named the Gare d'Orléans after the main station of the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans company, which had opened a line from Paris to the south, via Orléans. The metro station was renamed Gare d'Orléans-Austerlitz on 15 October 1930 and with its current name on 25 April 1985. These name changes reflect the changes in the name of the mainline station, which was renamed after the local district, Austerlitz, which is named after the Battle of Austerlitz, the most decisive French victory in the Napoleonic Wars.

Connections[edit]

The station offers connections to:

Station layout[edit]

Line 5 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5 toward Place d'Italie (Saint-Marcel)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5 toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Quai de la Rapée)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B1 Mezzanine for line 5 platform connection
Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for line 10 platform connection
Line 10 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10 toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Jussieu)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10 Alighting passengers only →
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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