Victor Hugo (Paris Métro)

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Victor Hugo
Metro Paris - Ligne 2 - Victor Hugo.jpg
Date opened 12 December 1900 (1900)
Accesses 2, pl. Victor Hugo
4, pl. Victor Hugo
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 16th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Terminus
Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg
toward Nation
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Paris map with arrondissements.jpg
Location of metro station

Victor Hugo is a station on Paris Métro Line 2. It is named after the author Victor Hugo, and located directly underneath Place Victor Hugo in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

When first opened in 1900 as part of line 2 Nord, the platforms were built on the tight bend between Avenue Victor Hugo and Avenue Bugeaud. However, when new rolling stocks were introduced in 1931, the curve of the track was too tight for people to board and alight safely on these new trains. So, the station was rebuilt closer to Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (at the time named Étoile) on the straight stretch of track immediately after the curve.

The original station is clearly visible from the end of the platforms, and remains accessible to staff. It still features some of the original flat tiles that were first in use on the network, and have now almost entirely disappeared.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level
M Mezzanine for platform connection
P Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Porte Dauphine (Terminus)
Platform 2 Metro-M.svg Paris m 2 jms.svg toward Nation (Charles de Gaulle – Étoile) →
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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



Coordinates: 48°52′11″N 2°17′06″E / 48.86972°N 2.28500°E / 48.86972; 2.28500