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Rail Switches and Frogs - Petite Ceinture - Abandoned railway (Paris, France)

The "Petite Ceinture" or "PC" (Small Belt) is an abandoned railway line in the city of Paris (France).­

The PC circles around Paris, hence the name "Small Belt".­ It was used for metro-type passenger trains until 1934.­ Since then, it is completely abandoned, made obsolete by the new underground metro lines, but most of the rails, tunnels and stations still exist.­ The PC mostly runs in trench or overpasses, with a few tunnel segments.­

A classic destination for Parisian graffiti artists and urban explorers! Of course, this is a NO TRESPASSING area, and the Police Ferroviaire (Railway Police) occasionally writes hefty tickets to trespassers.­

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Boulevard Poniatowski, 75012 Paris, France

La Petite-Ceinture (PC) is an abandoned, or some prefer to say, disused, railway line that used to circle Paris.­

The Petite-Ceinture line circles around Paris, hence the name "Small Belt".­ It was used for metro-type passenger trains until 1934.­ Since then, it is completely abandoned, made obsolete by the new underground metro lines, but most of the rails, tunnels and stations still exist.­ The line mostly runs in trench or overpasses, with a few tunnel segments.­

For more informations on this abandoned railway line (in french), check this Wikipedia article and www.­petiteceinture.­org.

This is a NO TRESPASSING area.­ Enter at your own risks!