Madeleine (Paris Métro)
|Paris Métro station|
Line 8 platforms at Madeleine
|Location||8th arrondissement of Paris
|Opened||5 November 1910|
The station was opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. The line 8 platforms opened on 13 July 1913 as part of the original section of the line between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels on line 10) and Opéra. The line 14 platforms opened on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line between Madeleine and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. It was the north-western terminus of Line 14 until its extension to Saint-Lazare in 2003.
It is named after the nearby Église de la Madeleine, which was dedicated to Sainte Madeleine in the 18th century. A small settlement had grown up in the district by the 6th century around a stronghold of the Bishop of Paris. It was known from an early date as la Ville-l’Évêque ("Town of the Bishop").
|Line 8 platforms||
|Southbound||← toward Balard (Concorde)|
|Northbound||toward Pointe du Lac (Opéra) →|
|Line 12 platforms||
|Southbound||← toward Mairie d'Issy (Concorde)|
|Northbound||toward Front Populaire (Saint-Lazare) →|
|Line 14 platforms||
|Northbound||← toward Saint-Lazare (Terminus)|
|Southbound||toward Olympiades (Pyramides) →|
Line 12 platforms at Madeleine
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