We go round the world on the undergrounds – this week, let’s go to Paris!
We pace Paris up and down thanks to it. Its humming is kind of familiar as well as all its lines and stations. What about its story?
The first Métropolitain line, named number 1, passes through the city and has been inaugurated at the 1900 World Fair. The project was managed by the Civil engineer Fulgence Bienvenüe (The Montparnasse station is named after him). The inner Paris network was then made denser until the second WW. The first automated line, number 14, is launched in 1998 and runs faster than the existing lines.
With a 205km network, 303 stations and more than 1.5 billion of commuters, Paris is the best-served city.
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Many thanks to Lola Loubet who shares her photographic work on the Paris underground with us. She is a digital design student in Paris and loves videos & photography. Her website is under construction, but you can already follow her on Instagram @lolaloubet.
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