Charles de Gaulle–Étoile

Charles de Gaulle–Étoile ([ʃaʁl də ɡol etwal]) is a station on Line 1, Line 2 and Line 6 of the Paris Métro, as well as on Île-de-France's commuter rail RER A. It lies on the border of the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements of Paris. Originally called simply Étoile, after its location at Place de l'Étoile, it took on the additional name of President Charles de Gaulle from 1970.

Charles de Gaulle–Étoile
Paris Métro RER
Paris Métro and RER station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 2 - Charles de Gaulle - Etoile 03.jpg
Line 2 platforms
Location France
Coordinates48°52′26″N 2°17′42″E / 48.873933°N 2.2949°E / 48.873933; 2.2949Coordinates: 48°52′26″N 2°17′42″E / 48.873933°N 2.2949°E / 48.873933; 2.2949
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Platforms2 (Line 1) / 2 (Line 2) / 2 (Line 6)
2 (RER A)
Tracks2 (Line 1) / 2 (Line 2) / 1 (Line 6)
2 (RER A)
Other information
Station code8775800 (RER A)
Fare zone1
History
Opened1 September 1900 (1900-09-01) (Line 1)
13 December 1900 (1900-12-13) (Line 2)
6 October 1942 (1942-10-06) (Line 6)
19 January 1970 (1970-01-19) (RER A)
Previous namesÉtoile (1900-1970)
Traffic
Passengers (2015)8,495,803 (RER A)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 2
toward Nation
TerminusParis Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
RER
RER RER A

The station serves as the western terminus of Paris Métro Line 6. The platforms are built beneath Place de l'Étoile, which is situated at the western end of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe is located in the center of the Place. Lines 1 and 2 have two side platforms each, while the terminus on Line 6 is a single track with two platforms situated in a loop; passengers alight on the left platform and board on the right. Trains depart immediately from this station and make a longer stop at Kléber.

HistoryEdit

Although Line 1 had opened on 19 July 1900, Étoile station only opened on 1 September that year, being followed quickly by the Line 6 station (on 2 October) and the line 2 station (on 13 December; this station was initially the terminus of a shuttle from Porte Dauphine before the line was extended to Anvers on 7 October 1902). The RER line A station, 30 m deeper, opened on 21 February 1970, initially as the terminus of a shuttle from La Défense. After the death of Charles de Gaulle on 13 November 1970, Place de l'Étoile was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle and the station was renamed as Charles de Gaulle–Étoile. The RER was extended to Auber on 23 November 1971.[1]

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances, connections between platforms
B2 Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward La Défense – Grande Arche (Argentine)
Eastbound      toward Château de Vincennes (George V)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Side platform, doors will open on both sides (boarding platform)
Southbound     toward Nation (Kléber)
Side platform, doors will open on both sides (alighting platform)
B3 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Porte Dauphine (Victor Hugo)
Northbound      toward Nation (Ternes)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B4 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Eastbound     toward Boissy-Saint-Léger or Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy (Auber)
Westbound     toward Saint Germain-en-Laye, Cergy-le-Haut or Poissy (La Défense)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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MétroEdit

REREdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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