Would you take a dip in a swimming pool that once functioned as a subway station?
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a center-right candidate for mayor of Paris and former environment minister, has unveiled a series of plans to turn the legendary “ghost stations” of the Paris Metro into underground oases.
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THIS IS SO COOL I LOVE THINGS LIKE THAT
Cool but impossible because a/ the stations are owned by a private company that may be 100% supported by the French state, yet it has over 4 000 millions € of debt, b/ that would be insanely expensive to build considering the stations are not meant for such infrastructure, c/ Passengers would have to entirely pay it from their own pocket before they could actually enjoy the new places - and pay again for it. (and the métro monthly subscription already costs me more than my phone subscription, my health insurance and home insurance combined, so no thank you.)