Villejuif–Louis Aragon (Paris Métro)

Villejuif–Louis Aragon (French pronunciation: ​[vilʒɥif lwi aʁaɡɔ̃]) is a station of the Paris Métro, located in the commune of Villejuif. The station opened on 28 February 1985 when Line 7 was extended from Le Kremlin-Bicêtre and serves the commune of Villejuif as the southwestern terminus of Paris Métro Line 7.

Villejuif–Louis Aragon
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
VillejuifAragon.JPG
Location175, boulevard Maxime Gorky
Villejuif
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°47′14″N 2°22′03″E / 48.787175°N 2.367564°E / 48.787175; 2.367564Coordinates: 48°47′14″N 2°22′03″E / 48.787175°N 2.367564°E / 48.787175; 2.367564
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone3
History
Opened28 February 1985 (1985-02-28)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
TerminusParis Métro Paris Métro Line 7
Villejuif branch
Location
Villejuif–Louis Aragon is located in Paris and inner ring
Villejuif–Louis Aragon
Villejuif–Louis Aragon
Location within Paris and inner ring

The station is named after the Avenue Louis Aragon and Louis Aragon (1897–1982), a French writer. The station is also the northern terminus of tram line T7, which opened on 16 November 2013.

Early plans to extend line 14 from Olympiades to the Orly Airport included the possibility of taking over the existing line 7 branch from Maison Blanche to this station. However, the inclusion of line 14 in the Grand Paris Express project means that the line 14 extension to Orly will only consist of new infrastructure, but line 15 (another Grand Paris Express line) will serve this station from around 2024.[1]

Station layoutEdit

Street Level
B1 Connecting level
Line 7 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound     Alighting passengers only
Northbound     toward La Courneuve–8 mai 1945 (Villejuif–Paul Vaillant-Couturier)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Développement de la région capitale (Development of the capital region)" (in French). French government. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.