Esplanade de La Défense (Paris Métro)

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Esplanade de La Défense
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
RubberTracksOnPontDeNeuilly.jpg
Location 21, voie des Bâtisseurs
Voie des Sculpteurs
Parvis de l'Esplanade
Courbevoie/Puteaux
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°53′18″N 2°15′0″E / 48.88833°N 2.25000°E / 48.88833; 2.25000Coordinates: 48°53′18″N 2°15′0″E / 48.88833°N 2.25000°E / 48.88833; 2.25000
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2–3
History
Opened 1 April 1992 (1992-04)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Terminus
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Location
Esplanade de La Défense is located in Paris
Esplanade de La Défense
Esplanade de La Défense
Location within Paris

Esplanade de La Défense is a station on Paris Métro Line 1 on the outskirts of La Défense on the border of Courbevoie and Puteaux.

It has an island platform because of limitations on space due it being enclosed in a site originally earmarked for one of the underpasses of the A14 autoroute (which runs through La Défense underground).

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 April 1992 as part of the western extension of the line from Pont de Neuilly to La Défense.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exits/Entrances
M Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2
Platforms
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Terminus)
Island platform with PSDs, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Pont de Neuilly)

Tourism[edit]

Statues have been erected in the station's entrance and corridors. The end of the platform toward Paris is in the open air and it is possible to see the coach station at Pont de Neuilly.

Gallery[edit]

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