High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Paris Metro or
Metropolitain (French: Metro de Paris) is the rapid transit metro
system in Paris. It is a symbol of the city, notable for its
station architecture, influenced by Art Nouveau. It has sixteen
lines, mostly underground, and a total length of 214 km (133 mi).
There are 300 stations. Since some are served by several lines,
there are 384 stops in total. Paris has one of the densest metro
networks in the world, with 245 stations within 86.9 km2 (34 sq mi)
of the City of Paris. Lines are numbered 1 to 14, with two minor
lines, 3bis and 7bis. The minor lines were originally part of lines
3 and 7 but became independent. Lines are identified on maps by
number and colour. Direction of travel is indicated by the
destination terminus. Paris is the second busiest metro system in
Europe after Moscow. It carries 4.5 million passengers a day, and
an annual total of 1.479 billion (2009).
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