Les Halles (Paris Métro)

Les Halles (French pronunciation: ​[le al]) is a station on Line 4 of the Paris Métro. Located in the 1st arrondissement, it takes its name from the market halls which were on the site for many years.

Les Halles
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 4 - Les Halles 01.jpg
Platforms before platform screen doors were installed in early 2020
LocationPl. Carrée
Rue Turbigo × Rambuteau
Pl. des Verrières
1st arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′45″N 2°20′46″E / 48.86250°N 2.34611°E / 48.86250; 2.34611Coordinates: 48°51′45″N 2°20′46″E / 48.86250°N 2.34611°E / 48.86250; 2.34611
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened3 October 1977
Replaced station opened on 21 April 1908
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Connections to other stations
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward La Défense
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1
Transfer at: Châtelet
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Transfer at: Châtelet
TerminusParis Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Transfer at: Châtelet
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14
Transfer at: Châtelet
toward Olympiades
RER
RER RER A
RER RER B
toward Creil
RER RER D
toward Melun or Malesherbes
Location
Les Halles is located in Paris
Les Halles
Les Halles
Location within Paris

LocationEdit

Established underground, Les Halles station is located on Line 4 of the Paris Métro, under the westfield Forum des Halles shopping complex between Rue Rambuteau and Rue Berger.

Corridors and underground staircases connect it to Châtelet Métro station and to Châtelet–Les Halles RER station.

HistoryEdit

The original station on 21 April 1908 as part of the first section of the line from Châtelet to Porte de Clignancourt to serve Les Halles (old markets). The station was rebuilt and put into service on 3 October 1977 about ten metres further east to interchange with the new Châtelet–Les Halles RER station on RER A, RER B and RER D which opened on 9 December 1977. This RER station is connected by underground corridors to the Métro station Châtelet on Line 1, Line 4, Line 7, Line 11 and Line 14; Les Halles is therefore also connected with Châtelet. Line 4 is the only line that serves Les Halles; it also serves Châtelet station.

The walking distance from Line 4 at Les Halles to the far end of Châtelet (Line 7) is about 900 metres (3,000 ft). Les Halles serves the underground shopping centre Forum des Halles. One of the floors of the Forum des Halles contains the Métro station. As part of the automation of Line 4, its platforms were upgraded during the weekend of 10 and 11 June 2017, in order to receive landing doors. These are installed between the end of January and mid-February 2020.

In 2019, 16,069,170 users entered the station which placed it in ninth position among stations in the Paris metropolitan network (out of 302).[1]

Passenger servicesEdit

AccessEdit

The station is accessible by an entrance to no. 230 Rue Rambuteau and by connecting corridors with Châtelet–Les Halles. It has an information area with a members counter and is equipped with automatic ticketing machines.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances, connections to                  
Platform level Side platform with PSDs doors will open on the right
Platform 2     toward Porte de Clignancourt (Étienne Marcel)
Platform 1     toward Mairie de Montrouge (Châtelet)
Side platform with PSDs doors will open on the right

PlatformsEdit

Les Halles is a standard configuration station. It has two platforms separated by metro tracks and an open load-bearing wall.

Other train connectionsEdit

It allows connections with RER A, B and D of the commuter rail network via the platforms of Châtelet–Les Halles station, as well as to Line 1, Line 7, Line 11 and Line 14 of the Paris Métro at Châtelet accessed via the RER station, through pedestrian corridors.

The station, in the heart of a pedestrian area, is not served by any bus lines.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2019". data.ratp.fr (in French). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D'Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.