Porte Molitor: The Paris Ghost Station that Never Served a Single Passenger

porte-molitor-paris-metro-ghost-station (All images by (Patch), reproduced with permission)

The Paris Metro’s eerie ghost stations¬†include a plethora of defunct subterranean platforms that have been closed for various reasons over the decades, from lack of use to their proximity to neighbouring stations and so on. But¬†Porte Molitor and Haxo are abandoned stations with a twist. Constructed during the early twentieth century, they both boast full platforms that have never served a single passenger.

Porte Molitor was originally intended to serve the Parc des Princes stadium, but no street-level entrances or public access tunnels were ever constructed, and with the exception of a few special services offering interested parties a rare glimpse inside, only Metro employees and savvy urban explorers have uncovered the secrets of these forgotten subterranean spaces.

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The reality is somewhat mundane. Today the empty platform at Porte Molitor is used to park trains while the metro system is closed. But it’s the thrill of rediscovering a space seldom seen by members of the public that appeals to urban explorers. Writing on Flickr, photographer and urbexer “Patch” points out that:

“Although the platform itself wasn’t spectacular the intense electronic security measures, the journey there and the experience as a whole combined to make one of the best nights I can remember in recent times.”

Keep reading – explore more abandoned subways across the world, and check out more Paris ghost stations.

 

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