Bercy (Paris Métro)

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Bercy ([bɛʁsi]) is a station of the Paris Métro, serving lines 6 and 14 at the intersection of the Boulevard de Bercy and the Rue de Bercy in the neighbourhood of Bercy and the 12th arrondissement.

Bercy
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 6 - Bercy 05.jpg
Line 6 platforms at Bercy
LocationPlace du Bataillon du Pacifique (three)
48 boul. de Bercy x rue Corbineau
12th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′24″N 2°22′50″E / 48.83993°N 2.380418°E / 48.83993; 2.380418Coordinates: 48°50′24″N 2°22′50″E / 48.83993°N 2.380418°E / 48.83993; 2.380418
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened1 March 1909 (1909-03) (Line 6)
15 October 1998 (1998-10-15) (Line 14)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
toward Saint-Lazare
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14
toward Olympiades
Location
Bercy is located in Paris
Bercy
Bercy
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 1 March 1909 with the opening of the original section of line 6 from Place d'Italie to Nation (although part of line 5—some dating back to 2 October 1900—was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942). The line 14 platforms were opened on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line from Madeleine to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. It is named after the streets it is situated in and the neighbourhood of Bercy, which is mentioned in a document written in 1134. Over the centuries the Lords of Bercy built a castle there which eventually covered a third of the commune of Bercy, which was absorbed into Paris in 1860. It was the location of the Barrière de Bercy, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished in the nineteenth century.[1][2][3]

Nearby AttractionsEdit

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Quai de la Gare)
Eastbound     toward Nation (Dugommier)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Northbound     toward Saint-Lazare (Gare de Lyon)
Southbound     toward Olympiades (Cour Saint-Émilion)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Barrière de Bercy, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Barrière de Bercy, picture" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Barrière de Bercy" (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 19 December 2009.

ReferencesEdit

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