Porte des Lilas (Paris Métro)

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Porte des Lilas
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Porte-Lilas-L3bis-quai-rame-stop.jpg
Location Boul. Serurier × Av. de Belleville
261, av. Gambetta
171, boul. Mortier
19th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′38″N 2°24′24″E / 48.877183°N 2.406655°E / 48.877183; 2.406655Coordinates: 48°52′38″N 2°24′24″E / 48.877183°N 2.406655°E / 48.877183; 2.406655
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 27 November 1921 (1921-11-27)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Gambetta
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3bis Terminus
toward Châtelet
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Terminus
Location
Porte des Lilas is located in Paris
Porte des Lilas
Porte des Lilas
Location within Paris

Porte des Lilas is a station of the Paris Métro. It serves Line 11 and is the northern terminus of Line 3bis.

The station was opened on 27 November 1921 when Line 3 was extended from Gambetta to Porte des Lilas. The line 11 platforms opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet. It was the eastern terminus of the line until it was extended to Mairie des Lilas on 17 February 1937. On 27 March 1971 the line 3 platforms were transferred to Line 3bis on its establishment. The station is named after the Porte des Lilas, a gate in the nineteenth century Thiers Wall of Paris, which led to the town of Les Lilas.

The station was referred to in Serge Gainsbourg's famous 1958 chanson "Le poinçonneur des Lilas" about the ennui of a Métro employee's workday. A Scopitone music video for the song was filmed in Porte des Lilas, showing the singer in a Métro uniform, punching tickets.[1]

The station was also used for a brief scene in Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep, and another in the French film The Past.

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

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2 Platform 2 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Châtelet (Télégraphe)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform 1bis Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Châtelet (Télégraphe)
Platform 1 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Mairie des Lilas (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3
Side platform, not in service
Southbound from Line 7bis No regular service
(No service from westbound: Haxo)
Northbound via Line 7bis No regular service
(No service westbound: Pré Saint-Gervais)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3bis toward Gambetta (Saint-Fargeau)
Platform 2 Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3bis Alighting passengers only →
(No service westbound: Pré Saint-Gervais)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serge Gainsbourg Article on Forum des Images, February 2003 (in French)

External links[edit]