Télégraphe (Paris Métro)

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Télégraphe
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Télégraphe métro 03.jpg
Line 11 platforms towards Châtelet
Location 19th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°52′32″N 2°23′54″E / 48.875463°N 2.398434°E / 48.875463; 2.398434Coordinates: 48°52′32″N 2°23′54″E / 48.875463°N 2.398434°E / 48.875463; 2.398434
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 28 April 1935 (1935-04-28)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Châtelet
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Location
Télégraphe is located in Paris
Télégraphe
Télégraphe
Location within Paris

Télégraphe is a station on line 11 of the Paris Métro in the 19th and 20th arrondissements. The station's tracks are separated by a supporting wall, because it is built in soft ground.

The station opened as part of the original section of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas on 28 April 1935. It is named after the Rue de Télégraphe, which was once a chemin de ronde (a raised protected walkway behind a battlement) of the park of the Château de Ménilmontant. Its name comes from the optical telegraph invented by Claude Chappe (1763–1805) in 1792. This was the first practical telecommunications system, but was eventually replaced by the electric telegraph. Chappe installed the relay station, containing the telegraph's apparatus which he called a tachygraphe, on this peak of 128 meters altitude.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Châtelet (Place des Fêtes)
Wall
Northbound Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11 toward Mairie des Lilas (Porte des Lilas)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]


References[edit]

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