Porte de Versailles (Paris Métro)

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Porte de Versailles
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro - Paris - Ligne 12 - Porte de Versailles - MF67.jpg
Location 15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°49′56″N 2°17′16″E / 48.832328°N 2.287841°E / 48.832328; 2.287841Coordinates: 48°49′56″N 2°17′16″E / 48.832328°N 2.287841°E / 48.832328; 2.287841
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Porte de Versailles is located in Paris
Porte de Versailles
Porte de Versailles
Location within Paris

Porte de Versailles is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro and a stop on tramway lines 2 and 3a.

The station was opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the stage of the Nord-Sud Company's line C from Porte de Versailles to Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. The line was taken over by the metro in 1930 and became line 12. It was the eastern terminus of the line until the extension of the line to Mairie d'Issy on 24 March 1934. The station was relocated during the extension and the area of the old station is now occupied by storage sidings.

The tramway line 3 (now 3a) stop opened on 16 December 2006 as part of the initial section of the tramway between Pont du Garigliano and Porte d'Ivry. Tramway line 2 was extended from Issy - Val de Seine to Porte de Versailles on 21 November 2009.

The station is named after the Porte de Versailles, a gate in the nineteenth century Thiers wall of Paris, which led to the town of Versailles.

Nearby are the Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Parc des Expositions (exhibition ground) and the Palais de Sports (indoor sports venue).

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Yard track No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Corentin Celton)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 12 jms.svg toward Front Populaire (Convention)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

360° Panorama of the platform towards Mairie d'Issy

References[edit]

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.