Quai de la Gare (Paris Métro)

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Quai de la Gare
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Ligne-6-Quai-de-la-Gare-2.jpg
MP 73 train at Quai de la Gare
Location13th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°50′13″N 2°22′22″E / 48.837069°N 2.372773°E / 48.837069; 2.372773Coordinates: 48°50′13″N 2°22′22″E / 48.837069°N 2.372773°E / 48.837069; 2.372773
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened1 March 1909 (1909-03)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location
Quai de la Gare is located in Paris
Quai de la Gare
Quai de la Gare
Location within Paris

Quai de la Gare (French pronunciation: ​[kɛ d(ə) la ɡaʁ]) is a station on Line 6 of the Paris Métro. It is located at the intersection of the Quai de la Gare and Boulevard Vincent Auriol, in the 13th arrondissement.

History[edit]

Barrière de la Gare, a gate in the Wall of the Farmers-General once stood nearby

The station opened on 1 March 1909 with the opening of the original section of Line 6 from Place d'Italie to Nation (although part of Line 5—some dating back to 2 October 1900—was incorporated into Line 6 on 12 October 1942). It is named after the Quai de la Gare on the Rive Gauche of the Seine, which was a wharf opened in 1770 and serving the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. Nearby was the location of the Barrière de la Gare, a gate built for the collection of taxation as part of the Wall of the Farmers-General; the gate was built between 1784 and 1788 and demolished in 1819.

Nearby are the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and AccorHotels Arena, although best served by the next station towards Nation, Bercy, which Line 6 reaches by crossing the Pont de Bercy.

Station layout[edit]

The station has 2 exits.[1]

Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 6.svg toward Charles de Gaulle–Étoile (Chevaleret)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 6.svg toward Nation (Bercy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
1F Mezzanine for platform connection
Street Level

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quai de la Gare: Exits, www.pariswayout.com accessed January 25, 2019.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.