Gare de l'Est (Paris Métro)

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Gare de l'Est (M)
Verdun
Gare de lest metro.JPG
Date opened 21 April 1908 (1908)
Accesses 78, boul. de Strasbourg
93, boul. de Strasbourg
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin ×
rue du 8 Mai 1945
5, rue du 8 Mai 1945
Gare de l'Est
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 10th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 4
Direction
Porte de Clignancourt
Direction
Mairie
de Montrouge
Gare du Nord Château d'Eau
Paris Métro Line 5
Direction
Place d'Italie
Direction
Bobigny – Pablo Picasso
Jacques Bonsergent Gare du Nord
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Poissonnière Château-Landon
Connections to other stations
Gare de l'Est (SNCF)
Château-Landon (7)
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Gare de l'Est (Verdun) is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Lines 4, 5, and 7. It is the fifth busiest station on the network.

The station was opened on 15 November 1907 as part of the extension of line 5 from Lancry (now Jacques Bonsergent) to Gare du Nord. The line 4 platforms were opened on 21 April 1908 as part of the first section of the line from Châtelet to Porte de Clignancourt. The line 7 platforms were opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the first section of the line from Opéra to Porte de la Villette.

It is connected to the mainline Gare de l'Est railway station, literally Eastern Station. The name Verdun refers to the Avenue de Verdun, in memory of World War I's Battle of Verdun to which French soldiers were sent from the railway station. In 2004 it was the fifth-busiest station complex, with 15.66 million passengers entering. Lines 5 and 7 are parallel, running as four tracks with an island platform with two side platforms. Line 4 runs under 5 and 7 perpendicularly.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Lines 5/7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound line 7 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Poissonnière)
Northbound line 7 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Château-Landon)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound line 5 Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Place d'Italie (Jacques Bonsergent)
Northbound line 5 Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Gare du Nord)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 4 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Gare du Nord)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Château d'Eau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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





Coordinates: 48°52′34″N 2°21′30″E / 48.87611°N 2.35833°E / 48.87611; 2.35833