Balard (Paris Métro)

Balard (French pronunciation: ​[balaʁ]) is the southwestern terminus of Line 8 of the Paris Métro. Since 2006, it has also been a stop on Île-de-France tramway Line 3a. Situated in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, it serves Parc André Citroën, as well as the Site Balard of the Ministry of the Armies.

Balard
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station métro Balard - IMG 3623.jpg
Station entrance
Location15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′09″N 2°16′42″E / 48.83597°N 2.278212°E / 48.83597; 2.278212Coordinates: 48°50′09″N 2°16′42″E / 48.83597°N 2.278212°E / 48.83597; 2.278212
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened27 July 1937 (1937-07-27)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
TerminusParis Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Location
Balard is located in Paris
Balard
Balard
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 27 July 1937 as part of the extension of Line 8 from La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle. The Île-de-France tramway Line 3 (now 3a) stop opened on 16 December 2006 as part of the initial section of the line between Pont du Garigliano and Porte d'Ivry. The station is named after Place Balard, itself named after Antoine-Jérôme Balard, a French chemist and the discoverer of bromine.

In order to increase connections with Île-de-France tramway Line 2 at Porte de Versailles, the RATP has considered creating a southern access point; however, the nature of the surrounding area has compromised the possibility of the project's completion.[1]

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 8 platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     Alighting passengers only
Eastbound     toward Pointe du Lac (Lourmel)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Eastbound     toward Pointe du Lac (Lourmel)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Correspondance T2 Vous et la RATP Retrieved 2010-10-20.