Madeleine (Paris Métro)

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Madeleine Handicapped/disabled access (M)
Metro de Paris - Ligne 14 - Madeleine 02.jpg
Date opened 5 November 1910 (1910)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 8th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 8
Direction
Balard
Direction
Pointe du Lac
Concorde Opéra
Paris Métro Line 12
Direction
Mairie d'Issy
Direction
Front Populaire
Concorde Saint-Lazare
Paris Métro Line 14
Direction
Saint-Lazare
Direction
Olympiades
Saint-Lazare Pyramides
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Madeleine is a station on lines 8, 12 and 14 of the Paris Métro in central Paris and the 8th arrondissement.

The station was opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. The line 8 platforms opened on 13 July 1913 as part of the original section of the line between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels on line 10) and Opéra. The line 14 platforms opened on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line between Madeleine and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. It was the north-western terminus of Line 14 until its extension to Saint-Lazare in 2003.

It is named after the nearby Église de la Madeleine, which was dedicated to Sainte Madeleine in the 18th century. A small settlement had grown up in the district by the 6th century around a stronghold of the Bishop of Paris. It was known from an early date as la Ville-l’Évêque ("Town of the Bishop").

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
Line 8 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound  (M) (8) toward Balard (Concorde)
Northbound  (M) (8) toward Pointe du Lac (Opéra)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 12 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound  (M) (12) toward Mairie d'Issy (Concorde)
Northbound  (M) (12) toward Front Populaire (Saint-Lazare)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 14 platforms
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Northbound  (M) (14) toward Saint-Lazare (Terminus)
Southbound  (M) (14) toward Olympiades (Pyramides)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

Tenants[edit]

At one time Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the station.[1]

References[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwest Airlines Ticket Offices." (Archive) Northwest Airlines. 13 June 1998. Retrieved on 29 May 2013. "FRANCE Northwest Airlines Metro Station / Madeleine 16 Rue Chauveau Lagarde 75008 Paris, France"





Coordinates: 48°52′11″N 2°19′28″E / 48.86977°N 2.32440°E / 48.86977; 2.32440