Paris Métro Line 9

Line 9

An MF 67 stock train at Pont de Sèvres
System Paris Métro
Locale 3 communes
Termini Pont de Sèvres
Mairie de Montreuil
Connecting lines Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 1 Paris Métro Line 2 Paris Métro Line 3 Paris Métro Line 4 Paris Métro Line 5 Paris Métro Line 6 Paris Métro Line 7 Paris Métro Line 8 Paris Métro Line 10 Paris Métro Line 11 Paris Métro Line 12 Paris Métro Line 13 Paris Métro Line 14
Tramways in Île-de-France Île-de-France tramway Line 2 Île-de-France tramway Line 3b
Stations 33
Ridership 119,885,878 (2010) (avg. per year)
4th/16 (2010)
Opened 1922
Operator(s) RATP
Conduction system Conductor
Rolling stock MF 67
Undergoing retirement
(8 trains as of 24 October 2016)

MF 01
(66 trains in revenue service as of 1 November 2016.[1]
Line length 19.6 km (12.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Paris Métro Line 9 is one of 16 lines of the Paris Métro. The line links Pont de Sèvres in Boulogne in the west with Montreuil in the east via the city center of Paris, creating a parabola type shape to its route. It is the fourth busiest line on the network.

Line 9 interchanges with all of the 13 other main Métro lines, except for one (Line 12), not including 3bis and 7bis according to the RATP maps. There is, however, a connection to Line 12 via the underground passageway from Saint-Augustin to Saint-Lazare. This connection is not advertised as it is not normally useful unless one is traveling between the southern portion of the 8th arrondissement and Levallois-Perret.




Line 9 was originally envisioned as a branch of Line 2 Sud (now known as Line 6) between Porte de Saint-Cloud and Trocadero. However, it was concluded by the CMP to combine this segment with a proposed segment that was to be built towards Opera, and thus Line 9 is created. The first section between Trocadero and Exelmans opened on 8 November 1922.

Construction and Extensions

Construction of the original sections (as well as the extension towards République) proved to be difficult due to public opposition in the various arrondissements as well as unstable soil above the tunnels. Public support for the line's construction was greatly difficult due in part to proposed sections that various entities saw as impossible to build and operate under government regulations at the time. In addition, unstable soil led to the collapse of several sections of tunnel being constructed. The double-decker tunnel, which is located between stations Richelieu - Drouot and République (and carries Line 9 on the lower level, while Line 8 is situated on the upper level) was especially problematic due to unstable ground at Grand Boulevards. As a result, this particular section had to be reinforced by central piers.

The first extension into the suburbs, towards Pont de Sèvres, opened on 3 February 1934. On 14 October 1937, the eastern extension towards Mairie de Montreuil opened. Since then, few changes to the line's infrastructure have been made. (from fr:Ligne 9 du métro de Paris)

Rolling stock

Line 9 is operated with the MF 67 stock in five-car sets. Before that, line 9 was the last line equipped of the pre-war Sprague-Thomson-trains, which were removed from service on 16 April 1983. On 9 February 2011, the STIF announced plans to acquire 66 new Mf 01-trainsets. The €330 million order began deliveries during June 2013 and will continue through 2016 to replace the current stock on line 9.[2] On 21 October 2013, the first MF 01 railcar (#096) entered revenue service along Line 9, after spending the course of June through September running along Line 5. It is to note that the reconstruction of the Boulogne workshops will prevent any mass cascading of rolling stock until its expected completion in 2015. The Auteuil workshops, which Line 10 temporarily shares with Line 9, are not equipped to handle maintenance operations for the MF 01 rolling stock, and thus heavy maintenance work must be done at the Bobigny workshops along Line 5.

line 9 at République station.

Renamed stations


A two-station extension to Montreuil - Hôpital is planned for the future. The new stations will connect line 9 with tramway 1 and future metro line 11.


Paris Métro Line 9

Pont de Sèvres Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 2
Boulogne Shops
temporarily closed
for rebuilding
Marcel Sembat
Auteuil Shops
temporarily shared
with Line 10
Porte de Saint-Cloud
Michel-Ange - Molitor Paris Métro Line 10 (eastbound)
Michel-Ange - Auteuil Paris Métro Line 10 (westbound)
La Muette
Rue de la Pompe
Trocadéro Paris Métro Line 6
Alma - Marceau
Franklin D. Roosevelt Paris Métro Line 1
Saint-Philippe du Roule
Miromesnil Paris Métro Line 13
Saint-Augustin Paris Métro Line 14
Havre - Caumartin Paris Métro Line 3 RERRER ARER E
Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette Paris Métro Line 7
Richelieu - Drouot Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Métro Line 8 to Balard
Grands Boulevards Paris Métro Line 8
Bonne Nouvelle Paris Métro Line 8
Strasbourg - Saint-Denis Paris Métro Line 4Paris Métro Line 8
Saint-Martin closed
République Paris Métro Line 3Paris Métro Line 5Paris Métro Line 8Paris Métro Line 11
Paris Métro Line 8 to Créteil — Pointe du Lac
Oberkampf Paris Métro Line 5
Rue des Boulets
Nation Paris Métro Line 1Paris Métro Line 2Paris Métro Line 6 RERRER A
Porte de Montreuil Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 3b
Croix de Chavaux
Mairie de Montreuil
Aristide Briand Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 1
Montreuil - Hôpital Paris Métro Line 11
Geographically accurate path of Paris metro line 9.


Metro line 9 passes near several places of interest :

See also


  2. 66 nouvelles rames pour la ligne 9

External links

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