Bastille (Paris Métro)

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Bastille
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station de la Bastille Ligne 1 - Quais 02-03-06.jpg
Aboveground platforms at Bastille station.
Location Pl. de la Bastille (two)
Boul. Bourdon × boul. Henri IV
37, boul. Bourdon
130, rue de Lyon
140, rue de Lyon
1, rue de Charenton
1, boul. Beaumarchais
2, boul. Beaumarchais
4th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°51′11″N 2°22′09″E / 48.853082°N 2.369077°E / 48.853082; 2.369077Coordinates: 48°51′11″N 2°22′09″E / 48.853082°N 2.369077°E / 48.853082; 2.369077
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened
  • 19 July 1900 (1900-07-19) (Line 1)
  • 17 December 1906 (1906-12-17) (Line 5)
  • 5 May 1931 (1931-05-05) (Line 8)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Location
Bastille is located in Paris
Bastille
Bastille
Location within Paris

Bastille is a station on lines 1, 5 and 8 of the Paris Métro. It is located near the Bastille Square and former location of the Bastille and remains of the Bastille can be seen on line 5. The platforms for line 1 are situated below road level but above the Bassin of the Arsenal and Canal Saint Martin in a short open-air segment. The western end of the line 1 platforms have the sharpest curve used by passenger trains on the Métro, with a radius of only 40 metres (131 ft).[1] The line 1 platforms, at 123 metres (404 ft) long, are significantly longer than the average Métro platform length.

The line 1 station opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 5 platforms were opened on 17 December 1906 when the line was extended from Gare de Lyon to Lancry (now known as Jacques Bonsergent). The line 8 platforms were opened on 5 May 1931 when the line was extended from Richelieu – Drouot to Porte de Charenton. The platforms on line 1 were decorated in 1989 to celebrate the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

Station layout[edit]

Line 1 platforms Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Saint-Paul)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Gare de Lyon)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level Entrances/Exits
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 5 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5 toward Place d'Italie (Quai de la Rapée)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5 toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Bréguet – Sabin)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 8 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8 toward Balard (Chemin Vert)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8 toward Pointe du Lac (Ledru-Rollin)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Nearby[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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