Saint-Michel (Paris Métro)

Saint-Michel (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ miʃɛl]) is a station on Line 4 of the Paris Métro in the 5th arrondissement. Located in the Quartier Latin, it offers a connection to the St-Michel - Notre-Dame RER station on RER lines B and C.

Saint-Michel
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Station Saint Michel Métro Paris Ligne 4 - Paris VI (FR75) - 2022-07-02 - 5.jpg
Line 4 platforms with Platform screen doors
General information
Location9, pl. Saint-Michel
Pl. Saint-Michel × boul. Saint-Michel
pl. Saint-Michel × quai Saint-Michel
15, pl. Saint-André des Arts
5th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′13″N 2°20′38″E / 48.85361°N 2.34389°E / 48.85361; 2.34389Coordinates: 48°51′13″N 2°20′38″E / 48.85361°N 2.34389°E / 48.85361; 2.34389
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened9 January 1910 (1910-01-09)
Services
Preceding station Paris transit icons - Métro.svg Paris Métro Following station
Odéon Line 4 Cité
Connections to other stations
Preceding station RER RER Following station
Châtelet–Les Halles RER B Luxembourg
Musée d'Orsay RER C Gare d'Austerlitz
Location
Saint-Michel is located in Paris
Saint-Michel
Saint-Michel
Location within Paris

The station was opened on 9 January 1910 as part of the connecting section of the line under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail. It is named after the Boulevard Saint-Michel.

ArchitectureEdit

Like nearby Cité, Saint-Michel features a pioneering construction technique, made necessary by the proximity of the Seine. The station comprises three steel caissons – one for the train hall and two for access at each end – which were assembled at the surface and then lowered into place.[1]

The platforms are 118 metres long, more than the standard length on the network.[1] This allows it to potentially handle eight-car trains, however, due to the other stations having an average of 100-meter platforms (excluding Cité, which has 110-meter platforms), and the Line's ongoing process for automatic operations, the trains in the Line 4 will be limited to six-car trains.

Nearby attractionsEdit

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine to Exits/Entrances, connections to       
Platform level Side platform with PSDs doors will open on the right
Northbound     toward Porte de Clignancourt (Cité)
Southbound     toward Bagneux–Lucie Aubrac (Odéon)
Side platform with PSDs doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lamming, Clive (2001). Métro Insolite (2011 ed.). p. 115.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de metro: D'Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton. ISBN 2862533823.

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