République (Paris Métro)

République (French pronunciation: [ʁepyblik] (About this soundlisten)) is a station of the Paris Métro, serving lines 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11. It is located under the Place de la République, at the limit of the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements of Paris.

République
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro Paris - Ligne 11 - station Republique.jpg
Line 11 platforms at République
Location2, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, pl. de la République
1, rue du Faubourg du Temple
1, rue René Boulanger
2, 9, boul. Saint-Martin
Sq. de la Fontaine
1, boul. Voltaire
3rd arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°52′03″N 2°21′50″E / 48.867503°N 2.363811°E / 48.867503; 2.363811Coordinates: 48°52′03″N 2°21′50″E / 48.867503°N 2.363811°E / 48.867503; 2.363811
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened19 October 1904 (1904-10-19)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 3
toward Gallieni
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 5
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 9
toward Châtelet
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 11
Location
République is located in Paris
République
République
Location within Paris

LocationEdit

The station is located under Place de la République, the platforms established:

  • on line 3, under the eastern part of the square along the east–west axis of Avenue de la République (between Temple and Parmentier stations);
  • on line 5, north-west of the square on a north-west/south-east axis, at the end of Boulevard de Magenta (between Jacques Bonsergent and Oberkampf);
  • on lines 8 and 9, west of the square on a north-west/south-east axis, at the end of Boulevard Saint-Martin (between Strasbourg – Saint-Denis on the one hand - not including the current ghost station Saint-Martin - and on the other hand Filles du Calvaire for line 8 or Oberkampf for line 9);
  • on line 11, north-east along a north-east/south-west axis, at the start of Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple (between Arts et Métiers and Goncourt).

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 19 October 1904 as part of the first section of line 3 between Père Lachaise and Villiers. The line 5 platforms opened on 15 November 1907 with the extension of the line from Jacques Bonsergent (then called Lancry) to Gare du Nord. The line 8 platforms opened on 5 May 1931 with the extension of the line from Richelieu – Drouot to Porte de Charenton. The line 9 platforms opened on 10 December 1933 with the extension of the line from Richelieu-Drouot to Porte de Montreuil. The line 11 platforms opened on 28 April 1935 with the opening of the line from Châtelet to Porte des Lilas.

NameEdit

It is named after the Place de la République, which in turn was named to commemorate the First, Second, and Third French Republics.

RenovationEdit

The platforms of line 3 were among the first to receive a metallic bodywork after 1952, while those of line 5 were renovated after 1969 by adopting the Mouton-Duvernet style with vertically-aligned multi-toned tiles, cutting radically with the dominant white of the original metro, as well as the light frames characteristic of this type of arrangement, which was then supplemented with Motte style seats and red sit-stand bars. Larger Mouton style tiles placed vertically also cover certain outlets of the access corridors to lines 3 and 11. The platforms of lines 8, 9 and 11 were modernized in Andreu-Motte style, in yellow for the first two stations and red for the third as was done to a third of other the stations on the network between 1974 and 1984, while those on line 3 lost their metal panels after 1988 in favor of a Ouï-dire decoration, in this case blue.

As part of the RATP Renouveau du métro program, the station's corridors and the platforms on line 5 were modernised on 28 June 2010,[1] which notably allowed the renewal of lighting and earthenware tiles, the installation of new signage, a sales and comptoir-club counter, as well as the creation of four automatic ticket machines, anticipating the redevelopment program by the City of Paris of the Place de la République.[2] These latest above ground works are suspected to be the cause of numerous water leakages in the station, destroying the repairs completed three years earlier. The cost of repairs is estimated at eight million euros.[3]

From 30 June to 3 August 2018, the platforms of line 11 are the first of the latter to be raised and tiled for their adaptation as part of its extension to Rosny-Bois-Perrier.[4]

UsageEdit

The station is the seventh in the metro network, in terms of traffic, with 18,327,920 incoming passengers in 2018.[5]

Passenger servicesEdit

AccessEdit

The station has nine entrances:

  • Place de la République, Rue René-Boulanger;
  • Boulevard Saint-Martin, even numbers side;
  • Boulevard Saint-Martin, odd numbers side;
  • Boulevard Magenta;
  • Place de la République, Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple;
  • Place de la République, Rue du Faubourg du Temple side;
  • Place de la République;
  • Place de la République, statue side;
  • Republic Square, Rue du Temple,

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control
Line 5 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Place d'Italie (Oberkampf)
Northbound     toward Bobigny – Pablo Picasso (Jacques Bonsergent)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Lines 8/9 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Balard (Strasbourg – Saint-Denis)
Wall
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Sèvres (Strasbourg – Saint-Denis)
Eastbound     toward Mairie de Montreuil (Oberkampf)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Wall
Eastbound     toward Pointe du Lac (Filles du Calvaire)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 3 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound     toward Pont de Levallois – Bécon (Temple)
Eastbound     toward Gallieni (Parmentier)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 11 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Châtelet (Arts et Métiers)
Northbound     toward Mairie des Lilas (Goncourt)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
  • Note: Line 5's and Line 9's tracks toward Oberkampf run in the same direction.

PlatformsEdit

Line 3 station has a standard configuration with two platforms separated by metro tracks. The decoration is in the Ouï-dire style in a blue color. The frames for lighting, in the same color, are supported by curved supports in the shape of a scythe. Indirect lighting is bi-colour (very pale blue and white), unlike other lighting strips of this style where it is a vivid multicolor. The white ceramic tiles are flat and cover the walls, the vault and the tympans. The advertising frames are white and cylindrical and the platforms are equipped with Motte style seats as well as blue sit-stand benches.

The station on line 5 is also styled in a classic layout. The decoration is in the style used for most metro stations. The lighting strips are white and rounded in the Gaudin style of the renouveau du métro des années 2000, and the bevelled white ceramic tiles cover the walls, the vault and the tympans. The advertising frames are in white ceramic and the seats are green Akiko style.

The stations of lines 8 and 9 are made up of two half-stations per line, those of line 9 framing those of line 8. The platforms of these two lines, slightly curved at the western end, are furnished in the style Andreu-Motte and have a yellow light strips, benches in flat orange-yellow tiling (except the platform for Pont de Sèvres almost deprived of benches but with a corridor opening treated with the same tiles) as well as yellow Motte seats. These arrangements are combined with white bevelled tiling for the two lines, while the staircase surrounds and the surface of the bench seats on the platform towards Pont de Sèvres are treated with white flat tiling. The advertising frames are metallic.

Finally, the station on line 11 is also of standard configuration. It is decorated in the Andreu-Motte style with two red lighting frames, benches and outlets of the corridors are of flat tiles of the same color and red Motte seats. The walls, the vault and the tympans are covered with flat white tiles. The advertising frames are metallic and the platforms are tiled in anthracite gray.

For each stopping point, the vault is elliptical and the name of the station is written in Parisine font on enameled plates.

Bus connectionsEdit

The station is served by lines 20, 56, 75 and 91 of the RATP Bus Network as well as, at night, by lines N01, N02, N12, N23, N141 and N142 of the Noctilien bus network.

NearbyEdit

  • Place de la République
  • Bourse du travail

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SYMBIOZ - Le Renouveau du Métro". www.symbioz.net. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Project d'Amenagement de la Place de la République" (PDF). www.placedelarepublique.paris.fr (in French). Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Les infiltrations gangrènent la station de métro République". leparisien.fr (in French). 5 October 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Fermeture des quais M11 de République Prolongement Ligne 11 Est" (in French). Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2018". data.ratp.fr (in French). Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.

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