train tunnel - petite ceinture - abandoned underground railway (paris, france)


Abandoned train tunnel - Disused underground railway (Petite-Ceinture, Paris, France)

I had to do some serious and dangerous climbing to take this one.­ 15 sec exposure, on tripod.­ One of my favorite photo of the series.­

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

abandoned infrastructure low key paris petite ceinture railroad tracks rails railway tracks railway tunnel train tunnel trespassing urban exploration
28 Avenue de Choisy, 75013 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!