Paris Métro Line 5

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Métro Line 5
MF 2000 gare d'Austerlitz.jpg
MF 01stock train at Gare d'Austerlitz.
Overview
System Paris Métro
Termini Bobigny – Pablo Picasso
Place d'Italie
Connecting lines  (M) (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (7) (7bis) (8) (9)
 (M) (10) (11)
Stations 22
Ridership 92,778,870 (avg. per year)
10th/16 (2010)
Operation
Opening 1906
Operator(s) RATP
Conduction system Conductor
Rolling stock MF 67
Undergoing Retirement
(1 train as of February, 14 2014)

MF 01
(50 trains as of February 14, 2014)
Technical
Line length 14.6 km (9.1 mi)
Avg. distance between stations 697 m (2,287 ft)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map

Paris Métro Line 5 is one of the 16 metro lines built in Paris, France. It crosses the east of Paris from Bobigny to Place d'Italie. It is the eighth busiest line on the network.

On June 15, 2011, the MF 01 began entering revenue service onto Line 5, gradually replacing the aging MF 67 stock. The initial announcement was made in 2006 and trains began to be tested during the course of late 2010 and early 2011. As of June, 2013, only 3 to 5 MF 67 trains remain in service. There is also one MF 01 train for Line 9 (#096) that is in revenue service along Line 5. None of the Line 9 trains will enter revenue service on Line 9 until sometime in September, 2013.[1]

Chronology[edit]

  • 6 June 1906: Line 5 was inaugurated with a section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (now known as Gare d'Austerlitz).
  • 14 July 1906: The line was temporarily extended to Gare de Lyon.
  • 17 December 1906: The line was extended to Lancry (now known as Jacques Bonsergent).
  • 14 October 1907: Line 2 Sud from Étoile to Place d'Italie was incorporated to the line 5.
  • 15 November 1907: The line was extended from Lancry to Gare du Nord.
  • 15 November 1936: Gare du Nord station was rebuilt so that the line could be extended later.
  • 2 September 1939: Services to Arsenal station ceased at the start of World War II and was eventually closed permanently.
  • 12 October 1942: The Étoile – Place d'Italie portion of the line was transferred to line 6 (Place d'Italie – Nation). Line 5 was extended from Gare du Nord to Église de Pantin.
  • 25 April 1985: The line was extended from Église de Pantin to Bobigny Pablo Picasso.
  • 15 June 2011: Cascading of MF 67 to MF 01 rolling stock began.

Future[edit]

  • An extension south from Place d'Italie to Place de Rungis has been put forward and may be built between 2020–2030.
  • An intermediate station, Bobigny – la Folie, could be built in between Bobigny – Pablo Picasso and Bobigny – Pantin – Raymond Queneau stations. The current stretch of track between the two is one of the longest between adjacent stations on the Métro network (excluding RER lines). If it is to go ahead, the station would be completed by 2016.


Map[edit]

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Map of Paris Métro Line 5.


Stations renamed[edit]

  • 15 October 1907: Avenue de Suffren renamed as Rue de Sèvres and Place Mazas renamed as Pont d'Austerlitz.
  • 11 March 1910: Bienvenüe renamed Avenue du Maine.
  • 1 November 1913: Rue de Sèvres renamed Sèvres – Lecourbe.
  • 1 June 1916: Pont d'Austerlitz renamed Quai de la Rapée.
  • 15 October 1930: Gare d'Orléans renamed Gare d'Orléans-Austerlitz.
  • 30 June 1933: Avenue du Maine renamed Bienvenüe.
  • 6 October 1942: Bienvenüe renamed Montparnasse – Bienvenüe.
  • 10 February 1946: Lancry renamed Jacques Bonsergent.
  • 1979: Gare d'Orléans-Austerlitz renamed Gare d'Austerlitz.

Tourism[edit]

Métro line 5 passes near several places of interest :

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