Ledru-Rollin (Paris Métro)

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Ledru-Rollin
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Entrée Station Métro Ledru Rollin Paris 4.jpg
Station entrance
LocationRue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine x Av. Ledru-Rollin
11th and 12th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′06″N 2°22′31″E / 48.851529°N 2.37516°E / 48.851529; 2.37516Coordinates: 48°51′06″N 2°22′31″E / 48.851529°N 2.37516°E / 48.851529; 2.37516
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened5 May 1931 (1931-05-05)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
toward Balard
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 8
Location
Ledru-Rollin is located in Paris
Ledru-Rollin
Ledru-Rollin
Location within Paris

Ledru-Rollin (French pronunciation: ​[lədʁy ʁɔlɛ̃]) is a station on Line 8 of the Paris Métro. It is located at the intersection of the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine and Avenue Ledru-Rollin (after which it is named), on the border between the 11th arrondissement and 12th arrondissement.

History[edit]

View of the station's platforms

The station opened on 5 May 1931 with the extension of the line from Richelieu – Drouot to Porte de Charenton. Avenue Ledru-Rollin is named after lawyer Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin (1807–1874) who founded the newspaper La Réforme in 1843 and served as Minister of the Interior in 1848.

In 2013, 3,917,141 passengers used the station, making it the 128th busiest out of 302 on the Métro network.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
toward Balard Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 8.svg toward Balard (Bastille)
toward Pointe du Lac Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 8.svg toward Pointe du Lac (Faidherbe – Chaligny)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Places of interest[edit]

A view of the Promenade Plantée, looking west

The Promenade Plantée, a 4.5 km long elevated garden along the abandoned railway which led to the former Gare de La Bastille railway station, is located nearby. The Opéra Bastille, also served by Bastille station, is also close to Ledru-Rollin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Trafic annuel entrant par station (2013) Archived 12 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, sur le site data.ratp.fr (consulté le 31 août 2014)
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.