Carrefour Pleyel (Paris Métro)

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Carrefour Pleyel
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
LocationSaint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis
Coordinates48°55′12″N 2°20′38″E / 48.92000°N 2.34389°E / 48.92000; 2.34389Coordinates: 48°55′12″N 2°20′38″E / 48.92000°N 2.34389°E / 48.92000; 2.34389
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
Opened30 June 1952 (1952-06-30)
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13
Saint-Denis branch
Carrefour Pleyel is located in Paris and inner ring
Carrefour Pleyel
Carrefour Pleyel
Location within Paris and inner ring

Carrefour Pleyel is a station on line 13 of the Paris Métro in the Saint-Denis plain in the commune of Saint-Denis. It was opened in 1952.

The station opened on 30 June 1952 when the line was extended from Porte de Saint-Ouen. It was the northern terminus of the northern branch of the line until 26 May 1976, when the line was extended to Basilique de Saint-Denis. It is named after Carrefour Pleyel ("Pleyel crossroads"), which is named after the Austrian composer Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) who founded a musical publishing house in Paris. In 1807, he created near the future Carrefour Pleyel the famous Pleyel et Cie piano factory, which ceased production in 2013. The factory gave its name to the Rue des Pianos ("street of the pianos") near the station.

Because it was opened as a terminal station, it includes two tracks for trains going to Paris and several sidings, one of which gives access to an underground workshop for train maintenance, called the Atelier de Pleyel.

Some services from Saint-Denis - Université terminate at Carrefour Pleyel, which requires passengers to change trains on the same platform in order to continue on their journey.

The station was decorated on the theme of "music" for the centenary of the Paris metro. An interactive lighting system was also implemented, especially in the basement of the station, which was the former terminus had therefore had facilities for metro employees that are now unused. But, following complaints by drivers and the Line 13 users association, the interactive system was closed down after two weeks of operation. Blue LEDs and elements of the inactive lighting facility still exist in the station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, connection between platform
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13 toward Saint-Denis – Université (Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris)
Center track No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 13 toward Châtillon – Montrouge (Mairie de Saint-Ouen)