Quai de la Gare (Paris Métro)

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Quai de la Gare
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Ligne-6-Quai-de-la-Gare-2.jpg
Location 13th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′13″N 2°22′22″E / 48.837069°N 2.372773°E / 48.837069; 2.372773Coordinates: 48°50′13″N 2°22′22″E / 48.837069°N 2.372773°E / 48.837069; 2.372773
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 1 March 1909 (1909-03)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location
Quai de la Gare is located in Paris
Quai de la Gare
Quai de la Gare
Location within Paris

Quai de la Gare is a station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the intersection of the Quai de la Gare and the Boulevard Vincent Auriol in the 13th arrondissement.

Barrière de la Gare, a gate in the Wall of the Farmers-General once stood nearby

The station opened on 1 March 1909 with the opening of the original section of line 6 from Place d'Italie to Nation (although part of line 5—some dating back to 2 October 1900—was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942). It is named after the Quai de la Gare on the south bank of the Seine, which was a wharf opened in 1770 and serving the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. Nearby was the location of the Barrière de la Gare, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished in 1819.

Nearby are the Ministry of Finance and Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Chevaleret)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Bercy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

Gallery[edit]


References[edit]

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