Exploring the Paris Metro’s Eerie Ghost Stations

Repurposed & Recycled Stations

(Images: Gonioul (left, right), cc-sa-3.0)

Not all ghost stations on the subterranean Parisian network lie abandoned. Several have been repurposed to act as training areas or depots. Gare du Nord USFRT, for instance, which served as the terminus of Line 5 until closing in 1942, is now used to train RATP conductors.

(Image: kaffeeeinsteinClicsouris; cc-sa-3.0)

Conversely, the Olympiades station was initially used as a subterranean service depot and workshop before the tunnel was expanded to Maison Blanche. It has since opened as a fully functioning station. Villiers, meanwhile, the former terminus of Line 3, has also become a training platform for the RATP.

Of course, Paris isn’t the only city to house hidden ghost stations from a bygone era. Read more from this series: 9 Abandoned Subways and Rapid Transit Systems.


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