Haussmann – Saint-Lazare (Paris RER)
|Haussmann – Saint-Lazare
RER commuter rail station
Haussmann – Saint-Lazare station
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||12 July 1999|
Haussmann — Saint-Lazare is a station on the RER in Paris. Opened on 12 July 1999 as the terminus of the new Line E, it is situated beneath Boulevard Haussmann and directly connected to Gare Saint-Lazare, Auber RER, and two metro stations.
The architecture of Haussmann — Saint-Lazare closely resembles that of Magenta. Following the earlier model of Charles de Gaulle - Étoile, its main train hall houses two lines under a single cathedral-like vault with lateral platforms. As at Magenta, the hall is supplemented by an additional two "half-stations" on either side, each with one platform.
Like the three "cathedral stations" of the 1960s (see RER) and Magenta, Haussmann — Saint-Lazare is remarkable for its relatively lavish proportions. At present the station is noticeably underused outside peak hours. The station seems to have been designed in the context of a long term project to extend the Line E to the south or west, forming a new cross-Paris axis.
The station's construction cost was €275 million.
Haussmann — Saint-Lazare forms part of a complex of connected underground stations (see below). Due to the scale of Auber in particular, this ensemble can probably claim to be the largest underground station in the world in terms of volume.
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- Gerondeau, C. (2003). La Saga du RER et le maillon manquant, Paris: Presse de l'École nationale des ponts et chaussées. ISBN 2-85978-368-7. (French)
- Gérondeau C (2003), p162