Église d'Auteuil (Paris Métro)

Église d'Auteuil (French pronunciation: ​[eɡliz dotœj]; literally "Auteuil Church") is a station of the Paris Métro in the 16th arrondissement, serving Line 10 (westbound service only). With around 172,812 passenger entrances in 2016, it is the least-entered station on the Paris Métro network. However, because this station serves westbound passengers only, and the RATP only records station entrances and not exits, it is possible that more passengers exit at Église d'Auteuil than enter.[1]

Église d'Auteuil
Paris Métro
Paris Métro rapid transit station
Sortie du métro Église d'Auteuil.jpeg
LocationPlace Théodore Rivière
Paris, Île-de-France 75016
Owned byRATP
Line(s)
  Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station code0708
History
Opened30 September 1913
Passengers
2016172,812
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Westbound only
One-way operation


LocationEdit

Église d'Auteuil is located in the neighbourhood of Auteuil [fr], one of the westernmost localities in Paris' city proper. There are two access points: both an entrance and exit are available at the Place de Théodore Rivière, while an exit exists on Rue Wilhem at its intersection with Avenue Théophile Gautier.

Église d'Auteuil is located very close to Mirabeau station; the two stations can be considered twins, with Église d'Auteuil serving westbound traffic and Mirabeau serving eastbound traffic, but they each have separate entrances and exits.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 30 September 1913 as part of the extension of line 8 from Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels) to Porte d'Auteuil. On 29 July 1937, line 10 was extended from Duroc to La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and the section of line 8 between La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle and Porte d'Auteuil, including Église d'Auteuil, was transferred to line 10.

This station was named Wilhem until 15 May 1921. Wilhem was the pseudonym of a French musician, Guillaume Louis Bocquillon Wilhem. However, a municipal councillor became convinced that the station was actually named for Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, so it was renamed following World War I after a nearby church, Notre-Dame-d'Auteuil.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Single platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Michel-Ange – Auteuil)
(No service eastbound: Javel – André Citroën)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.
Notes
  1. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2016". Open Data RATP.

Coordinates: 48°50′50″N 2°16′08″E / 48.847169°N 2.26902°E / 48.847169; 2.26902