La Fourche (Paris Métro)

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La Fourche (M)
Metro de Paris - Ligne 13 - station La Fourche 03.jpg
Date opened 26 February 1911 (1911)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 18th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 13
Direction
Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles
Direction
Châtillon – Montrouge
Brochant Place de Clichy
Paris Métro Line 13
Direction
Saint-Denis – Université
Direction
Châtillon – Montrouge
Guy Môquet Place de Clichy
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

La Fourche is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 13.

The station opened on 26 February 1911 as part of the Nord-Sud Company's line B from Saint-Lazare to Porte de Saint-Ouen. On 20 January 1912 it became a junction with the opening of the northwesterly branch to Porte de Clichy. On 27 March 1931 line B became line 13 of the Métro.

The station has two levels, an upper and lower level. The upper level has two track with two platforms on either side. These are served by trains going to and arriving from Asnières - Gennevilliers and by northbound trains to Saint-Denis. The lower level has a single track and a single platform; this is served only by southbound trains arriving from Saint-Denis. North of La Fourche station and heading south from Guy Môquet, the tracks on the Saint-Denis branch diverge, the northbound track ascending and joining with the tracks from Asnières - Gennevilliers just before reaching the station. The southbound track remains at the same level and enters the station underneath the rest of the tracks. Heading south from the station, the tracks from the upper level platforms descend and the southbound track from the lower level platform joins them just north of the Place de Clichy.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, connection between platform
B2
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound  (M) (13) toward Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles (Brochant)
 (M) (13) toward Saint-Denis – Université (Guy Môquet)
Southbound  (M) (13) toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Place de Clichy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Southbound  (M) (13) toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Place de Clichy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

MF 77 rolling stock on Line 13 at La Fourche
Paris Métro Line 13
Direction
Asnières – Gennevilliers – Les Courtilles
Direction
Châtillon – Montrouge
Brochant Place de Clichy
Direction
Saint-Denis – Université
Guy Môquet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°53′13″N 2°19′33″E / 48.88694°N 2.32583°E / 48.88694; 2.32583