Bastille (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
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
|Opened||19 July 1900|
Bastille is a station on lines 1, 5 and 8 of the Paris Métro. It is located near the Bastille Squart 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. The line 1 platforms, at 123 metres 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.
|Line 1 platforms||
|Westbound||← toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Saint-Paul)|
|Eastbound||toward Château de Vincennes (Gare de Lyon) →|
|1F||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Line 5 platforms||
|Southbound||← toward Place d'Italie (Quai de la Rapée)|
|Northbound||toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Bréguet – Sabin) →|
|Line 8 platforms||
|Westbound||← toward Balard (Chemin Vert)|
|Eastbound||toward Pointe du Lac (Ledru-Rollin) →|
- Place de la Bastille, the location of the Bastille, stormed on 14 July 1789
- Opéra Bastille, opera house
- Promenade Plantée, a 4.5 km long elevated garden along the abandoned railway which led to the former Gare de La Bastille railway station.
- Bassin de l'Arsenal, boat basin
- July Column, a monument to the revolution of 1830
- Temple du Marais, an historic Protestant church
Line 1 platforms (eastbound view)
Two Sprague-Thomson trains negotiate the curve at the western end of the Line 1 platforms
A MP 89 train negotiating said curve
Line 5 platforms
Line 8 platforms
- Hardy, B. Paris Metro Handbook, 3rd edition, Capital Transport Publishing, 1999.
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- Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.