Porte de Versailles

Porte de Versailles (French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁt də vɛʁsɑj]) is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro, as well as the southern terminus of Île-de-France tramway Line 2 and a stop on Île-de-France tramway Line 3a in the 15th arrondissement. Nearby are the Paris expo Porte de Versailles and Dôme de Paris indoor sports venue.

Porte de Versailles
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Métro Porte de Versailles, Paris 15e 20140427 1.jpg
Platform towards Mairie d'Issy
Location15th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°49′56″N 2°17′16″E / 48.832328°N 2.287841°E / 48.832328; 2.287841Coordinates: 48°49′56″N 2°17′16″E / 48.832328°N 2.287841°E / 48.832328; 2.287841
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Porte de Versailles is located in Paris
Porte de Versailles
Porte de Versailles
Location within Paris

HistoryEdit

Métro stationEdit

The station was opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the stage of Line A of the Nord-Sud Company from Porte de Versailles to Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. The line was taken over by the Métro network in 1930; it became Line 12. It was the southern terminus of the line until the extension of the line to Mairie d'Issy on 24 March 1934. The station was relocated during the extension and the area of the old station is now occupied by storage sidings. It is named after the Porte de Versailles, a gate in the nineteenth century Thiers wall of Paris, which led to the city of Versailles.

Tramway stopEdit

The Île-de-France tramway Line 3 (now 3a) stop opened on 16 December 2006 as part of the initial section of the tramway between Pont du Garigliano and Porte d'Ivry. Île-de-France tramway Line 2 was extended from Issy – Val de Seine to Porte de Versailles on 21 November 2009.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Yard track No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Mairie d'Issy (Corentin Celton)
Northbound     toward Front Populaire (Convention)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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