Couronnes (Paris Métro)
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|Paris Métro station|
|Location||37, boul. de Belleville|
11th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||31 January 1903|
The station was opened on 31 January 1903 as part of the extension of line 2 (known at the time as "2 Nord") from Anvers to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas). It is named after the Rue des Couronnes, which was named after either the local village of Les Couronnes-sous-Savies, or from a tavern called Les Trois Couronnes. It was the location of the Barrière des Trois-Couronnes, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished during the 19th century.
The station was the site of a fire and stampede that caused the worst catastrophe in the history of the Paris Métro, killing 84 people on 10 August 1903 (earlier estimates had put the number of fatalities at over 100).
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Platform level||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 1||← toward Porte Dauphine (Belleville)|
|Platform 2||toward Nation (Ménilmontant) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
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- 100 dead in the Paris disaster New York Times Retrieved 22 December 2008