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Old February 15th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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MISC | Resurrection of abandoned metro stations

OXO Architects proposed some new usage for ghost metro stations in Paris.
http://www.oxoarch.com/front/project...ntomes-a-paris
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel...ens-180949617/

Are there examples from other cities as well?


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Anyone who wants to make a swimming pool out of an abandoned metro station neglected for 75 years, has definitely got my attention. The ghosts of the Parisian underground could soon be resurrected if city voters play their cards right in the upcoming mayoral elections. Promising candidate, Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet, who would become the first female to ever hold the post in the capital, has released the first sketches of her plans to reclaim the city of light’s abandoned stations.



Up on the candidate’s drawing board we have several proposals to revive the stations from their solitude, including my personal favourite, the swimming pool (just imagine doing laps down an old subway track), a theatre (think of the acoustics), a restaurant, an art gallery and a nightclub. Participating architects Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisné are only getting started however, and these are just a few examples from their vault of ideas should Nathalie win the elections in March.







While some of the ghost stations were closed down due to a lack of passenger use, others never even saw a single traveler on their platforms after planning was scrapped and access from the streets above was never even built.

This is what the station used as a model in the architect’s sketches currently looks like today…



Built in 1906 in the 4th arrondissement of Paris and closed in 1936, Arsenal is today used as a sort of dumping ground by RATP (the transport operator of Paris) for testing equipment.



Over the years, some of the stations have been employed by the film industry on occasion, serving as a backdrop for movies or commercials. Metro St. Martin (pictured above), which was closed temporarily during the war and then shut down permanently after the liberation of Paris due to its close distance from another station, was employed in 2012 by Ridley Scott for his film Prometheus.



The Croix Rouge was briefly re-used for an exhibition in 2007 while the Porte de Lilas metro below, is frequented more and more for the filming of commercials.



There are eight “phantom” metro stops in Paris that would be suitable for revival, including Champ de Mars, Arsenal, Porte Molitor, Haxo, Croix Rouge, Porte des Lilas, Saint Martin et Martin Nadaudso. The ambitious mayoral candidate Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet has also put forward plans for reviving the Little Belt (Petite Ceinture), the inner city railway, abandoned since 1934. See her proposal here.

If you have any of your own little creative ideas for repurposing the sleeping stations of Paris, share them in the comments or better yet, tweet your suggestion to Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet.

Fontes: http://gizmodo.com/a-plan-to-turn-ab...-ba-1515797073, http://www.adme.ru/dizajn/bassejn-na...-metro-626805/ e http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/0...ions-of-paris/
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Old February 15th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #2
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There was one in Spain which the exit was demolished and the station became a ghost station after long time in decay in it was turned into a museum.
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There is a station in Moscow that hasn't been open for 39 years. They are re-developing it into a station to be opened this year.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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It is not metro but Stadtbahn, a whole line was abondened in Vienna. The old abandoned stations were reused in the 80s... as S-Bahn stations of the new S45

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There was one in Spain which the exit was demolished and the station became a ghost station after long time in decay in it was turned into a museum.
That's Chamberí, isn't it?
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That's Chamberí, isn't it?
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Old February 17th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #7
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Note that the various ideas for Arsenal metro station are completly unrealizable.
While the platforms are closed, tracks are still in use.
The station is in the middle of line 5, with more than a train every two minutes on both directions during rush hours.

Most of the other closed station of Paris metro are in similar condition.

People who have made those proposal have either smoked too much drugs or have no knowledge of the location.
This is the minimum before proposing an idea.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #8
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People who have made those proposal have either smoked too much drugs or have no knowledge of the location.
This is the minimum before proposing an idea.
In my opinion whe should not even talk about those ridiculous proposal, it's a waste of time. They have been made by some people who don't know what they are talking about.
Just consider that one of the proposed locations does't not exist anymore: Martin Nadaud, which has merged in the 70' with Gambetta.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 11:37 AM   #9
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It was so stupid that I have not even dared looking the link.
Martin Nadaud metro station !!!!

For people who doesn't know, Martin Nadaud merged with Gambetta in 1969. The two stations of the line 3 were very close of each other.
New platforms were build in the tunnel between Martin Nadaud and Gambetta, the older platform of Gambetta are now used by the line 3bis (part disconned of the main line 3 in 1971) and the former platforms of the Martin Nadaud are now used as access corridors to the new platforms.

This is the platforms of the former Martin Nadaud station.

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Note that the various ideas for Arsenal metro station are completly unrealizable.
While the platforms are closed, tracks are still in use.
The station is in the middle of line 5, with more than a train every two minutes on both directions during rush hours.

Most of the other closed station of Paris metro are in similar condition.

People who have made those proposal have either smoked too much drugs or have no knowledge of the location.
This is the minimum before proposing an idea.
Of course it's not possible the creation of a swimming pool but it's possible to realize a transport museum like Chamberi in Madrid. Like Arsenal in Paris, Chamberi is in the middle of a line (line 1 of Metro Madrid) and it has tracks still in use. You have simply to put a screen to divide the tracks from the platforms.
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Of course it's not possible the creation of a swimming pool but it's possible to realize a transport museum like Chamberi in Madrid. Like Arsenal in Paris, Chamberi is in the middle of a line (line 1 of Metro Madrid) and it has tracks still in use. You have simply to put a screen to divide the tracks from the platforms.
This is what has been done in Paris at Saint Martin station on line 8. The platforms are used as a shelter for homeless, with trains still passing through the station.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #12
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For people wondering about safety, walls were build between the platforms and tracks.
Saint-Martin is the largest ghost station of Paris metro.
The station has four tracks and four platforms.
It was served by the lines 8 and 9.

Some ghost stations are used as publicity support, various times.
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Saint-Martin is the largest ghost station of Paris metro.
The station has four tracks and four platforms.
It was served by the lines 8 and 9.
I remember that. Back in 1986 I have been in Paris and there was a station around Cluny-La Sorbonne or St. Michel which was closed but probably reopened later. When trains passed through the station the lights went on and you could see an artificial sand beach with show-room-dummies waering beath-suites, sitting under umbrellas. This was a commercial thing but very nice.

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It was Croix Rouge between Sevres Babylones and Mabillion on line 10.

Nissan Quashqaï advert on the westbound platform of Saint Martin line 9 in 2010.
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The only stations where I can see any kind of revival are Haxo & Pte. des Lillias "Cinema". Cause Haxo would likely be opened one day for revenue service (should plans to merge 3b and 7b commence).

But then, the existing 3b Pte. des Lillias station would likely close. So maybe that gets turned into a museum.
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MADRID METRO, CHAMBERÍ STATION, ANDÉN CERO MUSEUM

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Entrada original estación Chamberí por D.avi.D ®, en Flickr

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Estación de metro de Chamberi por j.labrado, en Flickr

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Estacion de Chamberi - 06 por olemiswebs, en Flickr

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Estación de Chamberí por Antonio Tajuelo, en Flickr
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The route of the M1 line (Budapest) was modified a bit in the seventies and the station Deák Ferenc tér was moved a few meters so they created this small museum in the former station (Originally it was called Gizella tér):






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