Mairie de Montrouge (Paris Métro)

Mairie de Montrouge ([mɛʁi mɔ̃ʁuʒ]) is a station of the Paris Métro on line 4 situated in Montrouge. The station serves as the southern terminus of Paris Métro Line 4 and is the first new station of Line 4 in almost one hundred years, and is part of a two phase southward extension towards Bagneux.

Mairie de Montrouge
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Métro Mairie de Montrouge quai vers le nord.JPG
LocationÉglise Saint-Jacques
avenue de la République
rue Louis Rolland
place du Général-Leclerc
Montrouge
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°49′06″N 2°19′10″E / 48.81843°N 2.31953°E / 48.81843; 2.31953Coordinates: 48°49′06″N 2°19′10″E / 48.81843°N 2.31953°E / 48.81843; 2.31953
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened23 March 2013 (2013-03-23)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
TerminusParis Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Location
Mairie de Montrouge is located in Paris
Mairie de Montrouge
Mairie de Montrouge
Location within Paris

LocationEdit

The station is located in Montrouge under the Avenue de la Republique, between Rue Gabriel-Péri and the Place du Marechal-Leclerc.

HistoryEdit

Line 4 was one of a few Metro lines that was never extended beyond the Parisian city limits, though an initial extension towards La Vache-Noire was originally planned (but was never carried out). Nearly a century after the line's opening, construction of the Montrouge extension commenced, with the new Mairie de Montrouge station opening to passengers on 23 March 2013.[1][2]

It is the first stage of an extension of Line 4 to Bagneux (planned for 2021)[3], which has been planned since 1929 via a different route. In 2004, the cost of the first section was estimated at €152 million for a length of 780 meters. Subsequently, the line will reach the future Barbara metro station between the Cimetière parisien de Bagneux and the Montrouge fort, then the future Bagneux-Lucie Aubrac terminus to the north of the commune.[4]

In 2018, 7,081,319 passengers passed through the metro station placing it in 45th position for usage of all 302 stations.[5]

InaugurationEdit

The station was inaugurated on 23 March 23 2013 by Frédéric Cuvillier, Minister Delegate for Transport and Maritime Economy, Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the Regional Council of Île-de-France and President of the Union Transportation Union -de-France (STIF), Patrick Devedjian, Chairman of the General Council of Hauts-de-Seine, Jean-Loup Metton, Mayor of Montrouge, and Pierre Mongin, President and CEO of RATP. The station, the 302nd in the Paris metro, was put into service the same day.

Passenger servicesEdit

AccessEdit

The station has three entrances:

  • a main lift access located on the forecourt of the Saint-Jacques church, on the corner of Rue Gabriel-Péri and Avenue de la République, facing the town hall;
  • a northern entrance located on the forecourt of the cultural centre, Place Émile-Cresp, on the corner of Rue Gabriel-Péri and Avenue de la Republique, facing the town hall; this entrance opened in 2014;[2]
  • a south entrance on the Place du Général-Leclerc.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2     toward Porte de Clignancourt (Porte d'Orléans)
Platform 1     termination platform →
Side platform, doors will open on the right

PlatformsEdit

Mairie de Montrouge is a standard configuration station. It has two platforms separated by metro tracks and the roof is elliptical (rare case for the stations built in recent decades). The decor is contemporary and materials vary, with sides covered with an alternation of wooden panels and silver metal camber in which are incorporated the advertising frames, and a gray coating on the roof and tympans painted white. The lighting is semi-direct and the name of the station is written in Parisine font on enamelled plates. The platforms, tiled in anthracite gray, are equipped with orange Akiko seats.

The station hosts a work by Hugues Reip, both in the corridors and on the platforms.[6]

Bus connectionsEdit

The station is served by Lines 68, 126 and 128 of the RATP Bus Network and Line 475 of the Réseau de bus Sqybus bus network.

NearbyEdit

The Montrouge town hall, the belfry of Montrouge, which is a cultural and congress center, as well as the church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur are in the immediate vicinity of the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La ligne 4 du métro arrive à Montrouge". leparisien.fr (in French). 23 March 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Mairie-de-Montrouge : une nouvelle station sur la ligne 4 - eVous". www.evous.fr. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "La ligne 4 n'arrivera à Bagneux qu'en 2021". leparisien.fr (in French). 27 February 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  4. ^ "La ligne 4 rejoint Bagneux". Prolongement M4 (in French). 2 June 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2018". data.ratp.fr (in French). Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Projets spécifiques | Hugues Reip". www.huguesreip.com. Retrieved 1 December 2019.

BibliographyEdit

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