Sèvres – Babylone (Paris Métro)

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Sèvres – Babylone
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Metro de Paris - Ligne 10 - Sevres - Babylone 04.jpg
Line 10 platforms
Location6th and 7th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates48°51′05″N 2°19′36″E / 48.85151°N 2.326655°E / 48.85151; 2.326655Coordinates: 48°51′05″N 2°19′36″E / 48.85151°N 2.326655°E / 48.85151; 2.326655
Owned byRATP
Operated byRATP
Other information
Fare zone1
History
Opened5 November 1910 (1910-11-05)
Previous namesSèvres – Croix-Rouge (1910–1923)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 10
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 12
Location
Sèvres – Babylone is located in Paris
Sèvres – Babylone
Sèvres – Babylone
Location within Paris

Sèvres – Babylone (French pronunciation: ​[sɛvʁ babilɔn]) is a station on Line 10 and Line 12 of the Paris Métro. It is located at the intersection of Boulevard Raspail and the Rue de Sèvres, on the border of the 6th and 7th arrondissements. The Rue de Sèvres boasts two flagship Paris fashion stores: Le Bon Marché at number 22 and Hermès at number 17.[1]

History[edit]

The Line 12 platforms opened as Sèvres – Croix-Rouge on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's Line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931, Line A became Line 12 of the Métro network. The station was named after the Rue de Sèvres, which in medieval times ran from Paris to Sèvres.

The Line 10 station was opened by the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris on 30 December 1923 as part of the first section of the Ligne circulaire intérieure (inner circular line) from Invalides (now on Line 13) to Croix-Rouge (a station east of Sèvres – Babylone, which was closed during World War II).

At the start, the Line 10 station was supposed to be named Babylone (in reference to the Rue de Babylone, named in 1673 after the Bishop of Babylon), while the nearby Line 12 station was still named Sèvres – Croix-Rouge. Shortly before the opening of Line 10, the city forced the two companies to form a common station, Sèvres – Babylone, but the sign for Line 10 read Sèvres-Babylone (emphasizing Babylone) and that of Line 12 by contrast read Sèvres-Babylone (emphasizing Sèvres).

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine
Line 12 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 12.svg toward Mairie d'Issy (Rennes)
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 12.svg toward Front Populaire (Rue du Bac)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 10 platforms Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 10.svg toward Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud (Vaneau)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris Metro 10.svg toward Gare d'Austerlitz (Mabillon)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "rue de Sèvres". Paris Digest. 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  • Roland, Gérard (2003). Stations de métro. D’Abbesses à Wagram. Éditions Bonneton.