Quai de la Gare (Paris Métro)

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Quai de la Gare Paris Métro
Ligne-6 Quai de la Gare.jpg
Date opened 1 March 1909 (1909)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 13th arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°50′13″N 2°22′22″E / 48.837069°N 2.372773°E / 48.837069; 2.372773Coordinates: 48°50′13″N 2°22′22″E / 48.837069°N 2.372773°E / 48.837069; 2.372773
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
List of stations of the Paris Métro
Map showing the location of the station
Map showing the location of the station
Location of the metro station

Quai de la Gare is a station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Quai de la Gare and the Boulevard Vincent Auriol in the 13th arrondissement.

Barrière de la Gare, a gate in the Wall of the Farmers-General once stood nearby

The station opened on 1 March 1909 with the opening of the original section of line 6 from Place d'Italie to Nation (although part of line 5—some dating back to 2 October 1900—was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942). It is named after the Quai de la Gare on the south bank of the Seine, which was a wharf opened in 1770 and serving the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. Nearby was the location of the Barrière de la Gare, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished in 1819.

Nearby are the Ministry of Finance and Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Chevaleret)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Bercy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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