Gare de l'Est (Paris Métro)

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Gare de l'Est
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Gare de lest metro.JPG
Other names Verdun
Location 78, boul. de Strasbourg
93, boul. de Strasbourg
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin ×
rue du 8 Mai 1945
5, rue du 8 Mai 1945
Gare de l'Est
10th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′34″N 2°21′30″E / 48.87611°N 2.35833°E / 48.87611; 2.35833Coordinates: 48°52′34″N 2°21′30″E / 48.87611°N 2.35833°E / 48.87611; 2.35833
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 21 April 1908 (1908-04-21)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Location
Gare de l'Est is located in Paris
Gare de l'Est
Gare de l'Est
Location within Paris

Gare de l'Est (Verdun) is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Lines 4, 5, and 7. It is the fifth busiest station on the network.

The station was opened on 15 November 1907 as part of the extension of line 5 from Lancry (now Jacques Bonsergent) to Gare du Nord. The line 4 platforms were opened on 21 April 1908 as part of the first section of the line from Châtelet to Porte de Clignancourt. The line 7 platforms were opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the first section of the line from Opéra to Porte de la Villette.

It is connected to the mainline Gare de l'Est railway station, literally Eastern Station, and to the Château-Landon Métro Station on line (7. The name Verdun refers to the Avenue de Verdun, in memory of World War I's Battle of Verdun to which French soldiers were sent from the railway station. In 2004 it was the fifth-busiest station complex, with 15.66 million passengers entering. Lines 5 and 7 are parallel, running as four tracks with an island platform with two side platforms. Line 4 runs under 5 and 7 perpendicularly.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Lines 5/7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound line 7 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward Villejuif – Louis Aragon or Mairie d'Ivry (Poissonnière)
Northbound line 7 Metro-M.svg Paris m 7 jms.svg toward La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 (Château-Landon)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound line 5 Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Place d'Italie (Jacques Bonsergent)
Northbound line 5 Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Gare du Nord)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 4 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Gare du Nord)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Château d'Eau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.