Paris Métro

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Another great card for my subway map card collection. This one came from Maria in Sofia. And the stamps, oh, the stamps… 😀 Lovely stamps with the Sofia subway. So thoughtful! 😀

The Paris Métro or Métropolitain is a rapid transit system that operates in Paris and Paris Metropolitan Area. The network is mostly underground and runs to 214 kilometres in length. It has 303 stations. There are 16 lines, numbered 1 to 14 with two minor lines, 3bis and 7bis. Paris’s is the second busiest metro system in Europe, after Moscow. The first line opened without ceremony on 19 July 1900, during the World’s Fair (Exposition Universelle). The system expanded quickly until the First World War and the core was complete by the 1920s. Extensions into suburbs (together with Line 11) were built in the 1930s. The network reached saturation after World War II.

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