Ledru-Rollin (Paris Métro)

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Metro-M.svg Ledru-Rollin
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Tariff zone 1
Line (s) 08Paris Metro 8.svg
place Paris XI , XII
opening May 5, 1931

Ledru-Rollin is an underground station on line 8 of the Paris Métro .


The metro station is located on the border of the Quartier Sainte-Marguerite in the 11th arrondissement with the Quartier des Quinze-Vingts in the 12th arrondissement of Paris . It is located alongside the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine at the intersection with the Avenue Ledru-Rollin.


It is named after the Avenue Ledru-Rollin. The radical republican and democrat Alexandre Ledru-Rollin (1807-1874) was briefly interior minister after the February Revolution in 1848. After Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was elected President , he fled to Belgium in June 1849. He was sentenced to deportation in absentia and spent two decades in exile in England .

History and description

The station was put into operation on May 5, 1931, when, at the beginning of the colonial exhibition in the Bois de Vincennes, the section from Richelieu - Drouot to Porte de Charenton of line 8 was opened. Under an elliptical, white-tiled vaulted ceiling, it has side platforms on two parallel tracks and was built with a length of 105 m to accommodate seven-car trains.

Two entrances are on avenue Ledru-Rollin on either side of the intersection with rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, they are marked by masts with a yellow “M” in a double circle. From the two access stairs in Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine east of the above. Crossing is marked by a candelabra designed by Adolphe Dervaux in the Art Deco style .


During the colonial exhibition, seven-car trains of the Sprague-Thomson design ran at the station ; later the train lengths were shortened to five cars. From 1975 onwards, MF 67 trains came on line 8, which were replaced by the MF 77 series from 1980 .


  1. Because the stations of line 8 to the west of Richelieu - Drouot were initially only 75 m long, the last two wagons of a train continued to run empty from there, as they did not reach the edge of the platform

Web links

Commons : Ledru-Rollin (Paris Metro)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gérard Roland: Stations de métro d'Abbesses à Wagram . Christine Bonneton, Clermont-Ferrand 2011, ISBN 978-2-86253-382-7 , pp. 130 .
  2. a b Jean Tricoire: Un siècle de métro en 14 lignes. De Bienvenüe à Météor . 2nd Edition. La Vie du Rail, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-902808-87-9 , p. 241 .
  3. ^ Brian Hardy: Paris Metro Handbook . 3. Edition. Capital Transport Publishing, Harrow Weald 1999, ISBN 1-85414-212-7 , pp. 36 .
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