Station building on Rue Gaston-Tessier
39, rue Gaston-Tessier|
|Opened||13 December 2015|
Rosa-Parks is a railway station in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, France near the Porte d'Aubervilliers. It opened on December 13, 2015. It bears the name of American civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
The station, initially named Évangile because of its proximity to Rue de l'Évangile, is located on the site of the former Est-Ceinture and Évangile stations, both part of the Parisian circular line "Petite Ceinture".
Explaining the station's name, Annick Lepetit, deputy of Bertrand Delanoë (Mayor of Paris from 2001 to 2014) in charge of transport, stated: "We wanted at least 50% female names. There has been much debate, especially with RATP, which favors existing place names, but for Rosa Parks there was a consensus: this is necessary for a tram station, it is a strong symbol".
The station, located on the Paris-Est–Strasbourg-Ville and Paris-Est–Mulhouse-Ville railways, both departing from Paris-Est, is served by the suburban line RER E. Île-de-France tramway Line 3b opened on 15 December 2012 with a stop located near the station.
- Réseau Express Régional (RER)
- "RER E: Ouverture de la gare Rosa Parks sur la ligne E du RER". STIF. December 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
- "Rosa Parks Transport Hub" (SNCF Réseau website)
- "Paris: Locals discover their new Rosa Parks station" (Le Parisien).
- (in French) Est-Ceinture station (Petite Ceinture website)
- see also: fr:Gare d'Est-Ceinture
- (in French) Évangile locomotive shed (Petite Ceinture website)
- See also: fr:Ligne de Petite Ceinture#Gares.
- (in French) Marie-Anne Kleiber: "Gare, tramway : Rosa Parks s'est fait un nom dans le 19e", lejdd.fr.
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