Paris Métro Line 11

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Line 11
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Arts-et-Métiers 11 (Paris métro) quai Châtelet par Cramos.JPG
SystemParis Métro
Locale2 communes
TerminiChâtelet (Paris Métro)
Mairie des Lilas (Paris Métro)
Connecting linesParis Métro Paris Métro Line 1 Paris Métro Line 2 Paris Métro Line 3 Paris Métro Line 3bis Paris Métro Line 4 Paris Métro Line 5 Paris Métro Line 7 Paris Métro Line 7bis Paris Métro Line 9 Paris Métro Line 14
Tramways in Île-de-France Île-de-France tramway Line 3b
Ridership46,854,797 (avg. per year)
Conduction systemConductor
Rolling stockMP 59
24 trains as of 31 October 2010
MP 73
1 train as of 31 October 2010
Line length6.286 km (3.906 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
between roll ways
Electrification750 V DC guide bars on either side of the track
Average inter-station distance524 m (1,719 ft)
Route map

proposed extension
Noisy – Champs
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 15Paris Métro Line 16 RERRER A
Neuilly – Hôpitaux
Neuilly – Les Fauvettes
Rosny Maintenance Centre
Rosny – Bois-Perrier
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 15 RERRER E
Côteaux Beauclair
La Dhuys
Montreuil - Hôpital
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 9
Place Carnot
Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 1
Serge Gainsbourg
under construction
Lilas Shops
Mairie des Lilas
Porte des Lilas
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 3bis Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 3b
Place des Fêtes
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 7bis
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 2
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 3Paris Métro Line 5Paris Métro Line 8Paris Métro Line 9
Arts et Métiers
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 3
Hôtel de Ville
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 1
Victoria Depôt
Châtelet  Paris MétroParis Métro Line 1Paris Métro Line 4Paris Métro Line 7Paris Métro Line 14 RERRER ARER BRER D

Paris Métro Line 11 is one of 16 Paris métro lines, France. It links Les Lilas in the North East of the city to Châtelet in the center of Paris. It is the shortest of the 14 metro lines having independent management (those of lines 3bis and 7bis are managed respectively by those of lines 3 and 7). It is the thirteenth busiest line on the network.

Unlike most Paris Métro lines, line 11 was not included in the original late 19th century scheme. It was built in the 1930s to replace the former Belleville funicular tramway. It was intended to create a more effective transportation system which could handle the increasing traffic on the route and to extend it to the center of Paris, at Châtelet.


  • 29 December 1922: Paris council voted for the creation of a new metro line which would replace the Belleville funicular and which would be extended to Châtelet.
  • 28 April 1935: Line 11 was inaugurated from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas.
  • 17 February 1937: The line was extended from Porte des Lilas to Mairie des Lilas.
  • 8 November 1956: The rails were adapted to allow for rubber-tyred trains.

Rolling stock[edit]

A MP 59-trainset
As the current MP 59 stock is becoming outdated, it is possible that the MP 73 stock from Line 6 may replace them, so now they circulate from this Line.
Another option being considered for the replacement of the MP 59 on Line 11 is the MP 89CC stock from Line 4 (originally from Line 1).

Being the first metro line to be converted to rubber-tyred pneumatic operation, the first set of rubber-tyred rolling stock to be in service on Line 11 was the MP 55, which operated from October 1956 through January 1999. They were then replaced by refurbished MP 59 stock from Line 4. The MP 55 stock consisted of 4 carriages, as well as the current MP 59 stock. One MP 73 of line 6 is in service on the 11 as well.

The current plan, according to Île-de-France Mobilités, is to replace the current fleet of Line 11 with 41 trains of the MP 14 series, around the time when the extension to Rosny-sous-Bois opens. Although the new trains will be driver-operated in the same method as the current fleet, they will be 5 cars long, and have open gangways.[1][2]


  • A six-station, 5 km (3.1 mi) extension eastbound from Mairie des Lilas to Rosny-sous-Bois is under construction in order to ensure better commuter service to the Northeastern inner suburbs.
  • The scheme was first proposed by the local government authorities, and adopted during the 2007 review of the Ile-de-France Transportation Plan.
  • Preliminary work on this extension to Rosny – Bois-Perrier started in 2015. It is expected to open by 2023.
  • The extension will provide new connections with the RER E and the extended tramway line 1, which will be linked more easily to the downtown and the commuter hub of Châtelet les Halles.
List of new stations and transfers (with expected opening dates)
New stations Towns served Expected opening date
Serge Gainsbourg Les Lilas 2023
Place Carnot (Transfer with Tram 1) Romainville, Noisy-le-Sec 2023
Montreuil - Hôpital Montreuil, Noisy-le-Sec 2023
La Dhuys Montreuil, Noisy-le-Sec, Rosny-sous-Bois 2023
Côteaux Beauclair Noisy-le-Sec, Rosny-sous-Bois 2023
Rosny – Bois-Perrier (Transfer with RER RER E) Rosny-sous-Bois 2023

Revisions in the Grand Paris Express Plan and possible automation[edit]

A revised plan for the proposed Grand Paris Express subway system was unveiled on 6 March 2013. The revisions call for a second extension of Line 11 towards Noisy-Champs by 2030, although it is unclear if this goal will be attainable. Should the second extension commence, it is slated to come with a full automation of Line 11.[3] Automation is currently not planned for the Rosny extension, though the RATP and STIF had considered the possibility of automating the line later on.


Geographically accurate route of Métro Line 11.


Metro line 11 passes near several places of interest :

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Communiqué du STIF du 13 février 2013 - Le prolongement de la ligne 11 du métro à Rosny-Bois-Perrier à l’enquête publique en 2013
  2. ^ Varoquier, Jila (11 December 2018). "Le métro parisien passe au bleu". (in French). Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ Nouveau Grand Paris» : l'Etat engage 27 milliards pour le métro parisien - 3/6/13 (In French)

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