Petite Ceinture, Paris

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The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (de Paris) (French for "little belt railway"), as it was called in its later years, was a circular railway built to provide a rail connection between Paris's main railway stations and a means to supply the city's then fortifications. Built in stages from 1851, its first years were as two distinct 'Ceinture Syndicate' freight and 'Paris-Auteuil' passenger lines that formed an arc that surrounded the northern two thirds of Paris, but when its third Rive Gauche section was built in 1867, it became a relatively homogenous freight-passenger-service ring of rail around the city. Serving almost as Paris' first metro line, it gradually shed its freight function as it rose in popularity to its 1900 Universal Exposition peak, but the Metro appearing that year would mark the onset of its decline. Mostly abandoned since its last year of service in 1934, but still largely intact, its future is still the source of much debate as of 2017. Many would like to preserve the remaining stations as part of France's national heritage, while others would like to see its former path transformed into parks and communal gardens, and yet others, rail enthusiasts for the most part, would like to see, in some form, the track and stations remaining become a functioning line once again.

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