Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (Paris Métro and RER)
|Paris Métro and RER station|
|Location||13th arrondissement of Paris
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand is a station of the Paris Métro and RER, named after the former French president, François Mitterrand, and serving the area surrounding the new building of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), whose site near the station is also named after Mitterrand, and the Paris Diderot University. It is a transfer point between Line 14 of the Paris Metro and the RER C. It is situated on the Paris–Bordeaux railway.
The station was opened in 1998 when Line 14 was first opened. Its architecture is the work of Antoine Grumbach, a different architect from the one who designed the other stations of Line 14. In the hall where one transfers between the two transit lines, the steps of the stairs are arranged in the arc of a circle and are marked with the letters of different humanistic writings.
From the opening of Line 14 until 25 June 2007, this station functioned as the line's southern terminus. Further work extended the line to a new station to the southwest, Olympiades, which opened on 26 June 2007.
When the station was opened, the station Masséna of the RER C was closed and replaced by this station in order to permit the transfer between the métro and RER lines.
This station serves the area known as Tolbiac, between the Seine and the train tracks of the network of the Gare d'Austerlitz, which includes the BnF and the headquarters of the Réseau Ferré de France, the French equivalent of the UK's Network Rail), and the BnF's large new cinema, etc.
From this station, it is possible to reach on foot via the rue de Domrémy the church of Notre-Dame de la Gare, on the Place Jeanne-d'Arc.
|Northbound||← toward Saint-Lazare (Cour Saint-Émilion)|
|Southbound||toward Olympiades (Terminus) →|
Line 14 platforms at Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
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