Paris Métro Line 2
Métro Line 2
|Ridership||92,100,000 (2010) (avg. per year)
|Conduction system||Conductor (PA)|
|Rolling stock||MF 2000
(45 trains as of March 22, 2011)
|Line length||12.4 km (7.7 mi)|
Line 2 is one of the sixteen lines of the Paris Métro rapid transit system in Paris, France. Situated almost entirely above the former city walls (boulevards extérieurs), it runs in a semi-circle in the north of Paris.
As its name suggests, Line 2 was the second line of the Métro to open, with the first section put into service in December 1900; it adopted its current configuration in April 1903, running between Porte Dauphine and Nation. There have been no changes in its service pattern since.
At 12.4 km (7.7 mi) in length, it is the seventh-busiest line of the system, with 92.1 million passengers in 2004. Slightly over 2 km (1.2 mi) of the line is built on an elevated viaduct with four aerial stations. In 1903, it was the location of the worst incident in the history of the Paris Métro, the fire at Couronnes.
- 13 December 1900: The first portion of line "2 Nord" was opened between Porte Dauphine and Étoile.
- 7 October 1902: The line was extended from Étoile to Anvers.
- 31 January 1903: The line was extended from Anvers to Bagnolet.
- 2 April 1903: The line was extended from Bagnolet to Nation.
- 10 August 1903: A short circuit on a train caused a disastrous fire that killed 84 people at Couronnes and Ménilmontant stations.
- 14 October 1907: Line "2 Nord" was renamed line 2.
Map and stations
This line count 25 stations.
|Date||Old name||New name|
|15 October 1907||Boulevard Barbès||Barbès – Rochechouart|
|1 August 1914||Rue d'Allemagne||Jaurès|
|6 October 1942||Aubervilliers||Aubervilliers – Boulevard de la Villette|
|19 August 1945||Combat||Colonel Fabien|
|10 February 1946||Aubervilliers – Boulevard de la Villette||Stalingrad|
|1970||Étoile||Charles de Gaulle – Étoile|
|13 September 1970||Bagnolet||Alexandre Dumas|
- The elevated line between Barbès – Rochechouart and Jaurès stations offers views of Paris.
- Metro line 2 passes near several places of interest :
New MF 2000 train used on the route
- RATP English website
- Interactive Map of the RER (from RATP's website)
- Interactive Map of the Paris métro (from RATP's website)
- RATP official website
- Mobidf website, dedicated to the RER (unofficial)
- Metro-Pole website, dedicated to Paris public transports (unofficial)
|Paris Métro||Line 2|