La Petite Ceinture - Paris Ring Road

La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian ring road. Photo source: opengap.net

From the thirties of the twentieth century in Paris there is an abandoned railway linecalled La Petite Ceinture (Small Belt). And now, finally, a project has appeared that aims to bring this infrastructure facility back to life. A group of architects proposed bringing this railway ring back to life as ... mobile mall.
La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian ring road. Photo source: opengap.net

New York architects showed the world an example of how the old railway infrastructure can be turned into a modern place to relax for citizens. We are talking about the High Line park that has become famous and has generated many imitations all over the planet. A similar project appeared in France. There, perhaps in the future, the La Petite Ceinture ring train line will be revived.
La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian ring road. Photo source: opengap.net

The 30 km La Petite Ceinture ring line was built in 1857 to connect several Paris train stations. But in the 1930s it was closed - the subway began to fulfill its functions. Since then, this infrastructure has been gradually destroyed without repair, until the architects Amilcar Ferreira and Marcelo Fernandes proposed to launch new trains on the modernized rails.
La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian ring road. Photo source: opengap.net

Of course, from a transport point of view, this makes no sense. But the authors of the project propose using trains on La Petite Ceinture not for transporting passengers, but for street trading. Each of these trains will become a mobile shopping center moving from one station in the center of Paris to another. In kiosks built into wagons, you can sell antiques, souvenirs, fast food, sweets and other goods popular among tourists.
La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian ring road. Photo source: opengap.net

Tourists will also be able to use this train to travel around Paris. After all, the La Petite Ceinture railway passes through the very center of this city near the main attractions of the French capital.

Watch the video: Google Earth : Survol de l'est de la Petite Ceinture à Paris (December 2019).

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