Porte de Clignancourt (Paris Métro)

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Porte de Clignancourt (M)
Date opened 21 April 1908 (1908)
Accesses 79, boul. Ornano
80 bis, boul. Ornano
82, boul. Ornano
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 18th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 4
Direction
Porte de Clignancourt
Direction
Mairie
de Montrouge
Terminus Simplon
List of stations of the Paris Métro
Map pointer.svg
Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Porte de Clignancourt (French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁt də kliɲɑ̃kuʁ]) is a station of the Paris Métro, the northern terminus of line 4, situated in the 18th Arrondissement.

The station was opened on 21 April 1908 as part of the first section of the line from Châtelet. A terminal loop is provided at the station for trains to turn around to return south towards Porte d'Orleans. Passengers usually detrain at the arrival platform and then the train proceeds empty via the loop to the departure platform. Beyond the turning loop lie a series of storage sidings and the main depot for Line 4 in Saint-Ouen.

The marché aux puces, Porte de Clignancourt, by François-Joseph Luigi Loir

Clignancourt was an ancient hamlet that belonged to the abbey of Saint-Denis, and was annexed to Paris in 1860. The term "porte" refers to a gate of the Thiers Wall built to defend Paris between 1841 and 1844 and demolished in the 1920s.

The Porte of Clignancourt is also one end of Route nationale 14, which links Paris to Rouen.

The station lies just inside the city limits of Paris; to the north of the station is the commune of Saint-Ouen. Thus a short walk from the station is the marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen (48°54′13″N 2°20′23″E / 48.90372°N 2.3398°E / 48.90372; 2.3398), a large flea market founded in the late 17th century and possibly where the term flea market originated about 1880.[1] Nearby is the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen, a Roman Catholic cemetery associated with Joan of Arc.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 4 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg Alighting passengers only
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Simplon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les Puces de Saint-Ouen". ADPPPSO. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 

Coordinates: 48°53′49″N 2°20′42″E / 48.89694°N 2.34500°E / 48.89694; 2.34500