Porte de Charenton (Paris Métro)

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Porte de Charenton
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris Metro Ligne 8 - Porte de Charenton.jpg
Location 12th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°49′58″N 2°24′01″E / 48.83278°N 2.40040°E / 48.83278; 2.40040Coordinates: 48°49′58″N 2°24′01″E / 48.83278°N 2.40040°E / 48.83278; 2.40040
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 5 May 1931 (1931-05-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Location
Porte de Charenton is located in Paris
Porte de Charenton
Porte de Charenton
Location within Paris

Porte de Charenton is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro.

The station opened on 5 May 1931 with the extension of the line from Richelieu - Drouot for the Paris Colonial Exposition, held in the nearby Bois de Vincennes. It was the southeastern terminus of the line until its extension to Charenton - Écoles on 5 October 1942. It is named after the Porte de Charenton, a gate in the nineteenth century Thiers wall of Paris on the road to Charenton-le-Pont.

An interchange with Paris tramway Line 3a opened on 15 December 2012.

The nearby Pelouse de Reuilly (part of the Bois de Vincennes) is the location of the Foire du Trone funfair in April and May.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Platform level Westbound No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 8 jms.svg toward Balard (Porte Dorée)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 8 jms.svg toward Pointe du Lac (Liberté)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Eastbound No regular service

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.