Javel–André Citroën

Javel–André Citroën (French pronunciation: ​[ʒavɛl ɑ̃dʁe sitʁɔɛn]) is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 10 and offering transfer to the RER C via Javel RER station in the 15th arrondissement.

Javel–André Citroën
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Paris metro station andre citroen.jpg
Location15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′46″N 2°16′43″E / 48.846165°N 2.278716°E / 48.846165; 2.278716Coordinates: 48°50′46″N 2°16′43″E / 48.846165°N 2.278716°E / 48.846165; 2.278716
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened30 September 1913 (1913-09-30)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Westbound only
One-way operation
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Eastbound only
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   RER   Following station
RER RER C
Transfer at: Javel
Location
Javel–André Citroën is located in Paris
Javel–André Citroën
Javel–André Citroën
Location within Paris

West of this station line 10 splits into separate eastbound and westbound sections until Boulogne–Jean Jaurès station (although both lines pass through Mirabeau station, it is only served by eastbound trains; the point where the lines actually diverge is located west of that station).

HistoryEdit

The station opened as Javel 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 Javel was transferred to line 10.

It was originally called Javel after the district of Javel, famous for the production of bleach, known as eau de Javel in French. In 1785, Claude Louis Berthollet discovered the active ingredient in household bleach, sodium hypochlorite and in 1789 he had built a bleach factory in Javel. In recent years the name of the car-manufacturer, André Citroën has been added to the station's name. A former Citroën car factory south of the station on Quai André-Citroën has been turned into an innovative urban park, the Parc André Citroën.

Places of interestEdit

Station layoutEdit

Street Level Street level Exit
Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Église d'Auteuil)
Eastbound     toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Charles Michels)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

NearbyEdit

Nearby are the Parc André Citroën and the Pont Mirabeau.

ReferencesEdit

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