Kléber (Paris Métro)

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Kléber
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Kleber metropolitan station.jpg
Location 16th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′16″N 2°17′35″E / 48.871138°N 2.293118°E / 48.871138; 2.293118Coordinates: 48°52′16″N 2°17′35″E / 48.871138°N 2.293118°E / 48.871138; 2.293118
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 2 October 1900 (1900-10-02)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location
Kléber is located in Paris
Kléber
Kléber
Location within Paris

Kléber is a station of the Paris Métro serving Line 6 at the intersection of the Avenue Kléber and the Avenue des Portugais in the 16th arrondissement.

The station opened on 2 October 1900 as a branch of Line 1 from Étoile to Trocadéro. On 5 November 1903 this line was extended to Passy and the line from Étoile to Trocadéro and Passy became known as Line 2 South as part of a planned ring line around central Paris to be built under or over the boulevards built in place of the demolished Wall of the Farmers-General; this circle is now operated as two lines: 2 and 6. On 14 October 1907 the line from Étoile to Trocadéro, Place d'Italie and Gare du Nord became part of Line 5. On 6 October 1942 the section of Line 5 from Étoile to Place d'Italie, including Boissière, was transferred to Line 6. The Avenue Kléber commemorates Jean Baptiste Kléber (1753–1800), a General in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and particularly noted for his leadership in the Egyptian campaign, where he was assassinated.

Although Charles de Gaulle - Étoile is designated as the terminus of Line 6, the single track loop at Charles de Gaulle - Étoile limits the capacity of Line 6 at that station. Instead of having an extended terminal stop at Charles de Gaulle - Étoile, Line 6 trains depart quickly back round the loop and then stop for an extended period of time at Kléber, which has extra platforms and tracks to accommodate the arrangement.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Terminus)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left, right
toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Terminus)
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Boissière)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left, right
toward Nation Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Boissière)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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