Nation (Paris Métro and RER)

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Nation
Paris Métro RER
Paris Métro and RER station
Ligne-2-Nation-2.jpg
Location 3, pl. de la Nation
15, pl. de la Nation
11th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′54″N 2°23′45″E / 48.848389°N 2.3958°E / 48.848389; 2.3958Coordinates: 48°50′54″N 2°23′45″E / 48.848389°N 2.3958°E / 48.848389; 2.3958
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
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 Terminus
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
RER
RER RER A
Location
Nation is located in Paris
Nation
Nation
Location within Paris

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 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 toward Porte Dauphine (Avron)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound line 2 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2 toward Porte Dauphine (Avron)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound line 1 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Reuilly – Diderot)
Eastbound line 1 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Porte de Vincennes)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound line 6 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6 toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Picpus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound line 6 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6 toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Picpus)
Line 9 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 toward Pont de Sèvres (Rue des Boulets)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9 toward Mairie de Montreuil (Buzenval)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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