Saint-Georges (Paris Métro)

Saint-Georges (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ ʒɔʁʒ]) is a station on Line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 9th arrondissement.

Saint-Georges
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Saint-Georges - Paris Métro - platform.jpg
Location9th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°52′42″N 2°20′15″E / 48.878449°N 2.337382°E / 48.878449; 2.337382Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 2°20′15″E / 48.878449°N 2.337382°E / 48.878449; 2.337382
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened8 April 1911 (1911-04-08)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Saint-Georges is located in Paris
Saint-Georges
Saint-Georges
Location within Paris

The station opened on 8 April 1911 as part of the extension of the Nord-Sud company's line A from Notre-Dame-de-Lorette to Pigalle. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. The station is named after the Rue Saint-Georges, which became a street in 1734 and leads to the Place Saint-Georges, created in 1824. It was the centre of an estate created by the speculator Dosne, father-in-law of the politician Adolphe Thiers.

It was renovated during the early 2000s in imitation of the style adopted by the Nord-Sud Company, the original architects of the station. In fact, the current decorative style only vaguely resembles the original: the station name is no longer shown on large ceramic tablets (as at Solférino and Abbesses) and does not follow the original colour-coding: the edge of the ceramic name tablets should be brown to designate a non-interchange station, rather than green.

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     toward Mairie d'Issy (Notre-Dame-de-Lorette)
Northbound     toward Front Populaire (Pigalle)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

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