Hôtel de Ville (Paris Métro)

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Hôtel de Ville
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station Métro Hôtel Ville Ligne 1 - Paris IV (FR75) - 2022-05-27 - 1.jpg
Line 1 platforms
General information
Location31, rue de Rivoli
70, rue de Rivoli
9, pl. de l'Hôtel de Ville
5, rue Lobau
4th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′27″N 2°21′05″E / 48.857487°N 2.351525°E / 48.857487; 2.351525Coordinates: 48°51′27″N 2°21′05″E / 48.857487°N 2.351525°E / 48.857487; 2.351525
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Line(s)Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 Paris Métro Line 11
Platforms4 (4 side platforms)
Tracks2
Other information
Station code01-15
Fare zone1
History
Opened
  • 19 July 1900 (1900-07-19) (Line 1)
  • 28 April 1935 (1935-04-28) (Line 11)
Passengers
5,673,100 (2020)
Services
Preceding station Paris Métro Paris Métro Following station
Châtelet
towards La Défense
Line 1 Saint-Paul
Châtelet
Terminus
Line 11 Rambuteau
Location
Hôtel de Ville is located in Paris
Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de Ville
Location within Paris

Hôtel de Ville (French pronunciation: [otɛl də vil] (listen), literally "City Hall") is a rapid transit station on lines 1 and 11 of the Paris Métro. It is named after the nearby Hôtel de Ville de Paris (City Hall) and is located within the fourth arrondissement of Paris.

History[edit]

Hôtel de Ville is one of the eight original stations opened as part of the first stage of line 1 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. During the same decade, the platforms of line 1 were extended to 105 metres to cater for 7-car trains which ultimately did not materialise.

Plaque cinquantenaire de la gréve des 3000 agents de la Compagnie du Métropolitain de Paris le 16 août 1944 à Hôtel de Ville.JPG

A plague near the platforms of line 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the strike organised by 3000 employees of the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris (CMP), the operator of the métro then, on 16 August 1944 against the Nazis during the occupation of Paris and was triggered by the French Forces to liberate the capital.

Guimard entrance originally at Hôtel de Ville, now at Abbesses

In 1974, the original Guimard entrance at rue de Lobau was moved to Abbesses, and is one of the only two remaining glass-covered "dragonfly" entrances, known as édicules (the other is at Porte Dauphine). It was listed as a historical monument on 25 July 1965.

As part of the "Un métro + beau" programme by the RATP, the platforms of line 11 were renovated and modernised on 2005.[1]

During the automation of line 1, the platforms of line 1 had undergone a series of upgrades. Over the weekend of 21–22 March 2009, its platforms were closed to raise its platform levels for the installation platform edge doors to improve passenger safety and for automation which were done in April 2010. During the construction period, the platforms of line 11 remained open, allowing for westward travel to Châtelet, where a transfer to line 1 was possible.[2] The line was fully automated in December 2012.

As part of modernization works for the extension of line 11 to Rosny-Bois-Perrier in 2023 for the Grand Paris Express, the station was closed from 8 September 2018 to 12 October 2018 to raise its platform levels and its surface tiled to accommodate the new rolling stock that will be used (MP 14) to accommodate the expected increase in passengers and to improve the station's accessibility.[3] From 18 March 2019 to 16 December 2019, the station acted as line 11's western terminus when its original terminus, Châtelet, was closed for 9 months to lengthen the platforms to cater for 5-car trains as it could only cater for 4 at the time. Hence, trains arrived and departed from the western platform, usually used for trains heading to Châtelet, with the other platform temporarily not in use.[4] On 11 December 2020, an additional entrance was opened at rue du Temple.[5]

In 2019, the station was used by 12 307 363 passengers, making it the 11th busiest of the Métro network out of 302 stations.[6]

In 2020, the station was used by 5,673,100 passengers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, making it the 13th busiest of the Métro network out of 305 stations.[7]

Passenger services[edit]

Access[edit]

The station has 7 entrances:

  • Entrance 1: rue de Rivoli
  • Entrance 2: rue du Renard
  • Entrance 3: rue de la Coutellerie
  • Entrance 4: avenue Victoria
  • Entrance 5: Hôtel de Ville
  • Entrance 6: rue de Lobau
  • Entrance 7: rue du Temple

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine
B2 Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Châtelet)
Eastbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 toward Château de Vincennes (Saint-Paul)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
B3 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Châtelet (Terminus)
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Mairie des Lilas (Rambuteau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Platforms[edit]

Both have a standard configuration with 2 tracks surrounded by 2 side platforms. Line 1's station is built with its ceiling flush with the ground made of metal with its western end having a reinforced concrete ceiling to cater for the then planned 7-car trains while line 11's station consists of an elliptical vault.

Other connections[edit]

The station is also served by lines 38, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 76, and 96 of the RATP bus network, and at night, by lines N11and N16 Noctilien bus network.

Nearby[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SYMBIOZ - Le Renouveau du Métro". www.symbioz.net (in French). Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ Actualités: Ligne 1 RATP Retrieved 2010-08-26
  3. ^ "Travaux de réaménagement des quais de la Ligne 11 à Hôtel de Ville" [Redevelopment work on the Line 11 platforms in Hôtel de Ville] (PDF). prolongementligne11est.fr (in French). 7 September 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "INFO RIVERAINS CHÂTELET Nº1" (PDF). prolongementligne11est.fr (in French). June 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "INFO RIVERAINS HÔTEL DE VILLE Nº2" (PDF). prolongementligne11est.fr (in French). December 2020. Retrieved 7 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2019". dataratp2.opendatasoft.com (in French). Retrieved 7 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2020". data.ratp.fr (in French). Retrieved 7 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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