Porte de Vincennes (Paris Métro)

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Porte de Vincennes
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro 1 Porte de Vincennes quai.JPG
Location 81, cours de Vincennes
90, cours de Vincennes
99, cours de Vincennes
102, cours de Vincennes
106, cours de Vincennes
12th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′50″N 2°24′28″E / 48.847326°N 2.407759°E / 48.847326; 2.407759Coordinates: 48°50′50″N 2°24′28″E / 48.847326°N 2.407759°E / 48.847326; 2.407759
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
Location
Porte de Vincennes is located in Paris
Porte de Vincennes
Porte de Vincennes
Location within Paris

Porte de Vincennes is a station on Paris Métro Line 1. It is located on the Cours de Vincennes and named after the Porte de Vincennes , a gate in the former Thiers Wall, which was at the beginning of the road to Vincennes.

History[edit]

The station opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900 and was the original eastern terminus of line 1 until the extension to Château de Vincennes opened in 1934. Originally the station consisted of two separate island platforms for arrival and departure with tracks on each side. After the extension, a track on each island was filled in to create the present wide platforms.[1]

An interchange with an extension of Paris tramway Line 3a and the new Line 3b opened on 15 December 2012. Both routes terminate at Porte de Vincennes.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine Connecting level, passageway to RER, to Exits/Entrances
P
Platform level
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Nation)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Saint-Mandé)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hardy, B. Paris Metro Handbook. 3rd Ed, 1999. Capital Transport Publishing.