Simplon (Paris Métro)

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Simplon
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris Metro Simplon.jpeg
Platforms of Simplon station
Location 27, boul. Ornano
36, boul. Ornano
38, boul. Ornano
18th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°53′36″N 2°20′54″E / 48.89333°N 2.34833°E / 48.89333; 2.34833Coordinates: 48°53′36″N 2°20′54″E / 48.89333°N 2.34833°E / 48.89333; 2.34833
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 21 April 1908 (1908-04-21)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Terminus
Location
Simplon is located in Paris
Simplon
Simplon
Location within Paris

Simplon is a station of the Paris Métro, serving line 4 in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

The station was opened on 21 April 1908 as part of the first section of the line from Châtelet to Porte de Clignancourt. It takes its name from the Rue du Simplon, named after the Simplon Pass in the Lepontine Alps, location of one of the longest railroad tunnels in the world.

On 6 August 2005, a train passing through Simplon station caught fire. The station closed for refurbishment and re-opened in February 2006.

Nearby attractions include the Square Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont and the Conservatoire Gustave Charpentier.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 4 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Terminus)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Marcadet – Poissonniers)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


References[edit]

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