Gare du Nord (Paris Métro)

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Gare du Nord
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 4 - Gare du Nord 01.jpg
Line 4 platforms at Gare du Nord
Location 9, boul. Denain
17, rue de Dunkerque
18, rue de Dunkerque
Gare du Nord
10th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′50″N 2°21′18″E / 48.88056°N 2.35500°E / 48.88056; 2.35500Coordinates: 48°52′50″N 2°21′18″E / 48.88056°N 2.35500°E / 48.88056; 2.35500
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 15 November 1907 (1907-11-15)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
Transfer at: La Chapelle
toward Nation
RER
RER RER B
Transfer at: Gare du Nord
toward Creil
RER RER D
Transfer at: Gare du Nord
toward Melun or Malesherbes
Terminus
RER RER E
Transfer at: Magenta
Location
Gare du Nord is located in Paris
Gare du Nord
Gare du Nord
Location within Paris

Gare du Nord is a Paris Métro station, and serving line 4 and line 5. It is the busiest station in the system (not including RER), with 48 million entrances a year. It is connected to the SNCF's major station, Gare du Nord, literally, Station of the North, which serves RER lines B and D and Transilien Nord commuter trains as well as interurban trains to northern France, Eurostar trains to London and Thalys trains to Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. The station is also connected to the La Chapelle Métro station on line 2 and to the Magenta RER station on RER line E.

Training line shown in black

In November 1907 Line 5 was extended from Gare d'Orléans (now known as Gare d'Austerlitz) to Gare du Nord where the station was built on a reversing loop. On 21 April 1908 Line 4 was opened from Châtelet to Porte de Clignancourt through Gare du Nord. In 1942, the old Line 5 station was closed and replaced with a through station, in preparation for the extension to Église de Pantin. The part of the old loop that was not destroyed during the building of RER Line B in the 1970s together with connecting lines to Lines 2 and 4 under the Boulevard de Magenta and the Rue de Dunkerque are now used for driver training (USFRT). The length of platforms on Line 4 were extended from 75m to 90m in the 1960s during the upgrading of the line for rubber-tyre operations.

The church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is nearby.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 4 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Barbès – Rochechouart)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Gare de l'Est)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 5 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Place d'Italie (Gare de l'Est)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 5 jms.svg toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Stalingrad)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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