Jacques Bonsergent (Paris Métro)
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|Paris Métro station|
|Location||19, boul. de Magenta|
30, boul. de Magenta
10th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||17 December 1906|
The station was opened on 17 December 1906 as the northern terminus of Line 5 from Place d'Italie, replacing the temporary terminus of Quai de la Rapée, before the line was extended to Gare de Nord on 15 November 1907. The stations original name of Lancry is after proximity to the Rue de Lancry and its former local owner, Sieur Lancry. The station kept that name until 1946.
The current name refers to the Place Jacques Bonsergent, named after Jacques Bonsergent, an engineer who became the first Parisian (and possibly first French) civilian executed by the German occupation in 1940. Bonsergent was born at Malestroit, in 1912 and was condemned to death by a German military tribunal on 5 December 1940 after being accused, and found guilty, of an act of violence against German soldiers during the night of 10 November. The execution was carried out on 23 December 1940 at the Bois de Vincennes; the commanding officer was Général Otto von Stülpnagel. Bonsergent's remains lie in the cemetery at Malestroit, Brittany.
Service for travellers
The station has two access points, each consisting of a fixed staircase:
- Access 1 - Boulevard de Magenta / Place Jacques-Bonsergent - embellished with a mast with a yellow "M" in a circle;
- Access 2 - cnr. Rue de Lancry / Boulevard de Magenta, adorned with a Dervaux candelabrum.
|B1||Mezzanine for platform connection|
|Line 5 platforms||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound||← toward Place d'Italie (République)|
|Northbound||toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Gare de l'Est) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
Jacques Bonsergent station has a standard configuration. It has two platforms separated by the metro tracks and the vault is elliptical. The decor is the style used for the majority of the metro stations. The lighting strips are white and rounded in the Gaudin style of the metro revival in the 2000s, and the white ceramic tiles cover the walls, the spandrel and the outlets of the corridors, while the vault is painted white. The advertising frames are metallic and the station name is written both in Parisine typeface and in capital letters on enamelled plates. The Motte style seats are orange. Access is via the south-eastern end.
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