The Gobelins train station, located at 103 rue de Tolbiac (13th arrondissement), is owned by the SNCF. As part of the urban renovation development of the “Gobelins block,” carried out in the 1970s, it was rebuilt under the Olympiades esplanade, with approximately 2.5 hectares of surface area.
The Olympiades property complex groups together numerous functionalities in both infrastructure and superstructure: high-rise towers and buildings for residential purposes, offices, shopping centers, institutes of higher education, public facilities and parking lots. It includes 3,100 accommodations, distributed equally between private and public properties. Access to the building complex is located on the adjacent streets and via two private roads under the esplanade, open to public traffic. Enjoying excellent metro access (metro line 14 and the tramway), the Olympiades esplanade, falling within the perimeter of the City of Paris’s Major Urban Renewal Project, will be directly linked with Orly airport by 2024.
Covered by the esplanade and an intermediary road level, the Gobelins train station is now used as a logistical platform. Connected to the former Petite Ceinture railroad, it extends over two subterranean levels: the “train station” level (-1) with a surface area of 39,000 m2 and a ceiling height of 4.5 m and the “hall” level (-2) with a surface area of 35,000 m2, a ceiling height of 7 m and the possibility of 6 meters of vertical storage. A 7,560-m2 outdoor easement connects the “train station” level with the Petite Ceinture railroad as well as the rues Nationale and Régnault and is currently being used as a parking lot, while at the same time representing considerable real estate potential.