Nation (Paris Métro and RER)

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Nation (M) (RER) (M)
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Date opened 19 July 1900 (1900)
Accesses 3, pl. de la Nation
15, pl. de la Nation
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 11th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 1
Direction
La Défense
Direction
Château de Vincennes
Reuilly – Diderot Porte de Vincennes
Paris Métro Line 2
Direction
Porte Dauphine
Direction
Nation
Avron Terminus
Paris Métro Line 6
Direction
Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Direction
Nation
Picpus Terminus
Paris Métro Line 9
Direction
Pont de Sèvres
Direction
Mairie de Montreuil
Rue des Boulets Buzenval
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Nation is a station of the Paris Métro and of Île-de-France's regional high-speed RER. It serves lines 1, 2, 6 and 9 of the Paris Métro and line A of the RER. It takes its name from its location at the Place de la Nation.

The line 1 station opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 2 platforms opened when the line was extended from Bagnolet (now Alexandre Dumas) on 2 April 1903. The line 6 platforms opened when the line was extended from Place d'Italie to Nation on 1 March 1909. The line 9 platforms opened when the first stage of the line was extended from Richelieu – Drouot to Porte de Montreuil on 10 December 1933. On 12 December 1969, the RER station was opened as a new Paris terminus for the Ligne de Vincennes, replacing the old Gare de La Bastille. On 8 December 1977 the central section of line A opened from Nation to Auber.

It is named after the Place de la Nation, named in honour of Bastille Day in 1880. Previously it was called the Place du Trône, where guillotines were set up during the French Revolution.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine Connecting level, to Exits/Entrances
P
Lines 1, 2, and 6 platform level
Westbound line 2  (M) (2) toward Porte Dauphine (Avron)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound line 2  (M) (2) toward Porte Dauphine (Avron)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound line 1  (M) (1) toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Reuilly – Diderot)
Eastbound line 1  (M) (1) toward Château de Vincennes (Porte de Vincennes)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound line 6  (M) (6) toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Picpus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound line 6  (M) (6) toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Picpus)
Line 9 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  (M) (9) toward Pont de Sèvres (Rue des Boulets)
Eastbound  (M) (9) toward Mairie de Montreuil (Buzenval)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   RER   Following station
(RER)(A)

See also[edit]






Coordinates: 48°50′54″N 2°23′45″E / 48.848389°N 2.3958°E / 48.848389; 2.3958