Maison Blanche (Paris Métro)


Maison Blanche (Paris Métro)
Maison Blanche
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Date opened 7 March 1930 (1930)
Municipality/
Arrondissement
the 13th arrondissement of Paris
Fare zone 1
Next stations
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre Tolbiac
Paris Métro Line 7
Direction
Villejuif or
Mairie d'Ivry
Direction
La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945
Porte d'Italie Tolbiac
List of stations of the Paris Métro
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Location of metro station

Maison Blanche is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 7. South of this station, the line forks into two branches, one leading to Villejuif – Louis Aragon and the other to Mairie d'Ivry. The station is under the Avenue d'Italie, between the streets of Rue Caillaux and Rue Bourgon, near the Porte d'Italie, a gate in the former Thiers Wall.

It opened as part of a planned section of Line 7, which was temporarily operated as part of Line 10 until the completion of the under-Seine crossing of line 7 from Pont de Sully to Place Monge. On 7 March 1930 the line was extended from Place d'Italie to Porte de Choisy, including Maison Blanche. The station was integrated into line 7 on 26 April 1931. The station is named after the district, which gets it name from a hotel of the same name, which is French for "White House".

An extension of line 14 from Olympiades to Maison Blanche is planned, possibly taking over the branch to Villejuif – Louis Aragon. A possible extension of this line to Orly Airport was also announced by the French Government in April 2009.[1]

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References

  1. ^ "Développement de la région capitale (Development of the capital region)" (in French). French Government. 29 April 2009. http://i44.tinypic.com/24w80us.jpg. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 


Coordinates: 48°49′20″N 2°21′31″E / 48.822155°N 2.358531°E / 48.822155; 2.358531