Madeleine (Paris Métro)

Madeleine ([madlɛn]) is a station on lines 8, 12 and 14 of the Paris Métro in central Paris and the 8th arrondissement.

Madeleine
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro - Paris - Ligne 8 - station Madeleine 01.jpg
Line 8 platforms at Madeleine
Location8th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°52′11″N 2°19′28″E / 48.86977°N 2.32440°E / 48.86977; 2.32440Coordinates: 48°52′11″N 2°19′28″E / 48.86977°N 2.32440°E / 48.86977; 2.32440
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Terminus
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 14
toward Olympiades
Location
Madeleine is located in Paris
Madeleine
Madeleine
Location within Paris

The station was opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. The line 8 platforms opened on 13 July 1913 as part of the original section of the line between Beaugrenelle (now Charles Michels on line 10) and Opéra. The line 14 platforms opened on 15 October 1998 as part of the original section of the line between Madeleine and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. It was the north-western terminus of Line 14 until its extension to Saint-Lazare in 2003.

It is named after the nearby Église de la Madeleine, which was dedicated to Sainte Madeleine in the 18th century. A small settlement had grown up in the district by the 6th century around a stronghold of the Bishop of Paris. It was known from an early date as la Ville-l’Évêque ("Town of the Bishop").

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances
Line 8 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Balard (Concorde)
Northbound     toward Pointe du Lac (Opéra)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 12 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Mairie d'Issy (Concorde)
Northbound     toward Front Populaire (Saint-Lazare)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 14 platforms Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right
Northbound     toward Saint-Lazare (Terminus)
Southbound     toward Olympiades (Pyramides)
Side platform with PSDs, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

TenantsEdit

At one time Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the station.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Northwest Airlines Ticket Offices." () Northwest Airlines. 13 June 1998. Retrieved on 29 May 2013. "FRANCE Northwest Airlines Metro Station / Madeleine 16 Rue Chauveau Lagarde 75008 Paris, France"