Hôtel de Ville (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
|Location||31, rue de Rivoli
70, rue de Rivoli
9, pl. de l'Hôtel de Ville
5, rue Lobau
4th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||19 July 1900|
Hôtel de Ville (French pronunciation: [otɛl də vil], literally City Hall) is a rapid transit station on Lines 1 and 11 of the Paris Métro. The station lies within the fourth arrondissement of the central city, close to the Hôtel de Ville de Paris.
Hôtel de Ville station is located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, northeast of the centre of the Île de la Cité.
Hôtel de Ville is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first stage of the line between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot on 19 July 1900. The line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935.
Line 1 automation
In line with works to automate Line 1, Hôtel de Ville station has undergone a series of upgrades. Over the weekend of 21–22 March 2009, the Line 1 platforms were closed received platform edge doors to improve passenger safety and aid in driverless operation. During the construction period, the Line 11 station remained open, allowing for westward travel to Châtelet, where a transfer to Line 1 was possible.
|Westbound||← toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Châtelet)|
|Eastbound||toward Château de Vincennes (Saint-Paul) →|
|Southbound||← toward Châtelet (Terminus)|
|Northbound||toward Mairie des Lilas (Rambuteau) →|
As with most Paris Métro stations, Hôtel de Ville utilises a side platform configuration with two tracks for both its Line 1 and Line 11 stations. Since the Métro runs opposite national railways, trains run on the right instead of the left. The two parts of Hôtel de Ville station complex lie perpendicularly to each other, Line 1 underneath Rue de Rivoli and Line 11 below Rue de Renard.
Line 11 platforms
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