Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame

Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame is a station on RER B and RER C in Paris. Located in the 5th arrondissement, it is named after the nearby Saint-Michel area and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame
RER
RER station
Quai RER B direction Châtelet vu côté arrivée du train.jpg
Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame RER B station
Coordinates48°51′13″N 2°20′39″E / 48.85361°N 2.34417°E / 48.85361; 2.34417Coordinates: 48°51′13″N 2°20′39″E / 48.85361°N 2.34417°E / 48.85361; 2.34417
Line(s)
  RER RER B
  RER RER C
Platforms2 island platforms (RER B)
2 side platforms (RER C)
Tracks4
Construction
Platform levels2
Other information
Station code8778543 (RER B) / 8778543 (RER C)
Fare zone1
History
Opened26 September 1979
Services
Preceding station   RER   Following station
RER RER B
RER RER C

SituationEdit

 
RER C platforms

The main entrance to the station is in Place Saint-Michel on the Rive Gauche of the Seine. There is also a satellite entrance to the platforms of Line B on Place Notre-Dame, which is on the Île de la Cité across the Seine from Place Saint-Michel. The platforms of RER B are underneath the Seine and pass at right-angles under the RER C platforms.

Adjacent stationsEdit

Saint-Michel is on Paris Métro Line 4 and Cluny – La Sorbonne is on Paris Métro Line 10. The latter station was closed between 1939 and 1988, when it reopened to connect with the new RER station and give access to Boulevard Saint-Germain.

BombingEdit

On 25 July 1995, the station was the target of a terrorist attack, with a gas bottle exploding near one of the platforms, killing eight and wounding 80 people.

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