Hôtel de Ville (Paris Métro)

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Hôtel de Ville
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 1 - station Hotel de Ville 01.jpg
Location 31, rue de Rivoli
70, rue de Rivoli
9, pl. de l'Hôtel de Ville
5, rue Lobau
4th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′27″N 2°21′05″E / 48.857487°N 2.351525°E / 48.857487; 2.351525Coordinates: 48°51′27″N 2°21′05″E / 48.857487°N 2.351525°E / 48.857487; 2.351525
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 19 July 1900 (1900-07-19)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Terminus
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Location
Hôtel de Ville is located in Paris
Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de Ville
Location within Paris

Hôtel de Ville (French pronunciation: ​[otɛl də vil], literally City Hall) is a rapid transit station on Lines 1 and 11 of the Paris Métro. The station lies within the fourth arrondissement of the central city, close to the Hôtel de Ville de Paris.

Location[edit]

Hôtel de Ville station is located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, northeast of the centre of the Île de la Cité.

History[edit]

Hôtel de Ville is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935.

Line 1 automation[edit]

In line with works to automate Line 1, Hôtel de Ville station has undergone a series of upgrades. Over the weekend of 21–22 March 2009, the Line 1 platforms were closed received platform edge doors to improve passenger safety and aid in driverless operation.[1] During the construction period, the Line 11 station remained open, allowing for westward travel to Châtelet, where a transfer to Line 1 was possible.[1]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Châtelet)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Saint-Paul)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
B3
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Châtelet (Terminus)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Mairie des Lilas (Rambuteau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

As with most Paris Métro stations, Hôtel de Ville utilises a side platform configuration with two tracks for both its Line 1 and Line 11 stations. Since the Métro runs opposite national railways, trains run on the right instead of the left. The two parts of Hôtel de Ville station complex lie perpendicularly to each other, Line 1 underneath Rue de Rivoli and Line 11 below Rue de Renard.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Actualités: Ligne 1 RATP Retrieved 2010-08-26
  2. ^ Paris Métro track map Carto.metro Retrieved 2010-08-26

See also[edit]