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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_12_jms.svg.png  Porte de la Chapelle

The new entrances have opened.

This construction is part of the line 12 extension to Aubervilliers project, the first station of the of the three new stations of this extension opened in December 2012 (Front Populaire, post #8).

 

I don't understand why they have chosen an old style for the new entrances, the new entrances of Porte d'Orleans that should open in 2014 (post #187) have a modern style.
This is quite unusual.
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There are a lift linking the ticket hall to the street level but no lift to link the ticket hall to the platforms.  :wacko:
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This new entrance and ticket hall is built cheaply with not too much aesthetic effort.
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The platform hall is quite in poor state, I hope that they will renovate the station soon.
In my opinion, a renovation would led to the removal of the central track, creating a single wide island platform and leaving room to built a lift.
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For more information about Porte de la Chapelle (post #09).
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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_12_jms.svg.png  Porte de la Chapelle

The new entrances have opened.

This construction is part of the line 12 extension to Aubervilliers project, the first station of the of the three new stations of this extension opened in December 2012 (Front Populaire, post #8).

 

I don't understand why they have chosen an old style for the new entrances, the new entrances of Porte d'Orleans that should open in 2014 (post #187) have a modern style.
This is quite unusual.
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There are a lift linking the ticket hall to the street level but no lift to link the ticket hall to the platforms.  :wacko:
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This new entrance and ticket hall is built cheaply with not too much aesthetic effort.
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The platform hall is quite in poor state, I hope that they will renovate the station soon.
In my opinion, a renovation would led to the removal of the central track, creating a single wide island platform and leaving room to built a lift.
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For more information about Porte de la Chapelle (post #09).

 

 

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So they have no use for the center track whatsoever? Not even for lay-ups nothing?

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This central track was really useful when the station was the terminus of line 12 (1916-2012). They may still use it for lay-ups.
In internet, I found that those works are planned to begin in 2018 when the full extension to Mairie d'Aubervilliers will be opened.
To wait for such a long time before beginning these works, this means that this central track will be still used until this date.
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New bus shelters.
The 1,920 bus shelters inside the City of Paris will be replaced.
This is 2,000 new bus shelters that will be installated from September 2014.
It will have services like recharging mobile phone, touch screen for informations and the possibility to request the stop of bus.
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16px-RER.svg.png16px-Paris_rer_D_jms.svg.png Créteil-Pompadour

A new RER station opened on December 15 in the RER D, it replaces the nearby Villeneuve Prairie which was next to nothing.
The area around Créteil-Pompadour is also very underdeveloped but this station has a connection with the bus lines TVM and 393. Two busway lines.
The TVM is one of the busiest bus line in Paris with approx 60,000 daily passengers.

 

The station is pretty simple, a simple evelated box with an island platform with a footbridge connecting to the bus stop.
 
The TVM and 393 bus stop
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The footbridge connecting the RER station with bus stop
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Inside the station building
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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_8_jms.svg.png Commerce

The station opened in 1937.

It is located under the narrow rue (street) du Commerce in the 15th arrondissement.

Like for the station Liège (post #194) the platforms platforms are offset because of the narowness of the street.

 

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The other platform is visible in this picture.

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Commerce had 2,785,357 entries in 2012.

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Wow what an express station thats really cool!

 

....Or is it offset like you said, say like 14th Street/Union Square on the (4)(5)(6) ? Or Times Square on the 8th Ave line?

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Wow what an express station thats really cool!

 

....Or is it offset like you said, say like 14th Street/Union Square on the (4)(5)(6) ? Or Times Square on the 8th Ave line?

 

I think it's a two-track station with offset platforms.

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This is right, it is a two track station with offset platform.

Commerce has two platform halls with one platform.

We do have one station with trains running in two directions but where trains stop in only one way.

 

16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_10_jms.svg.png Mirabeau

This station opened in 1913, Mirabeau opened with the line 8 and latter became part of line 10 (post #165).

In the west side of the line 10, there is a section where the westbound and eastbound are split and don't serve the same stations.

Mirabeau is located at the junction of both directions but this station couldn't be built with two platforms.

Only the eastbound has a platform, the westbound track is a steep ramp liking to Église d'Auteuil station (post #199).

This kind of situation could pose an issue but in Paris, some stations are very close to each other.

There is less than 300 yards between the eastbound Mirabeau and the westbound Église d'Auteuil.

 

As so Mirabeau has a very unusual configuration, you see the trains of both direction but only the southbound trains stop.

There is also a difference in level between the tracks.

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Mirabeau had 1,406,320 entries in 2012.

This is the 281st busiest station!  :lol:

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Man Lion's City Hybrid

I spotted a Man Lion's City Hybrid on Boulevard Saint-Michel.

There are 10 of this kind in service on the line 21, replacing the Man NL 223.

 

Boulevard Saint-Michel is one way way for average car traffic (northbound) but there is a southbound lane for buses (taxis can use bus lanes in Paris).

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Iribus Agora line of the line 63.

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This bus is a limited service of line 21 terminating here at Saint-Michel instead of Saint-Lazare.

Because of the traffic, many buses in central Paris do not serve the whole route.

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The bus changed of destination going to its southern terminal, Porte de Gentilly. The driver will have to do a U turn on the busy Saint Michel square

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BONUS picture: the Magnifient Saint Michel square.

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Note that the bus took 15 minutes for the 450 yards between the first and last pictures.  :rolleyes: 

In the City of Paris, buses average speed are similar with Manhattan.

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This is right, it is a two track station with offset platform.

Commerce has two platform halls with one platform.

We do have one station with trains running in two directions but where trains stop in only one way.

 

16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_10_jms.svg.png Mirabeau

This station opened in 1913, Mirabeau opened with the line 8 and latter became part of line 10 (post #165).

In the west side of the line 10, there is a section where the westbound and eastbound are split and don't serve the same stations.

Mirabeau is located at the junction of both directions but this station couldn't be built with two platforms.

Only the eastbound has a platform, the westbound track is a steep ramp liking to Église d'Auteuil station (post #199).

This kind of situation could pose an issue but in Paris, some stations are very close to each other.

There is less than 300 yards between the eastbound Mirabeau and the westbound Église d'Auteuil.

 

As so Mirabeau has a very unusual configuration, you see the trains of both direction but only the southbound trains stop.

There is also a difference in level between the tracks.

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Mirabeau had 1,406,320 entries in 2012.

This is the 281st busiest station!  :lol:

 

That is a bugged out station in terms of design. That is so cool.

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Time lapse video of Gare du Nord train traffic

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TER are regional trains that come from the regions surrounding Paris metropolitan area 

TGV are the French high speed trains (mostly grey and blue but the new livery is white and red)

Eurostar are the high speed train to London (yellow and white)

Thalys are the high speed train to Belgium/Netherlands/Northern Germany (red)

 

This video was taken half a mile north of Gare du Nord.

These tracks have more than 2,000 trains per day.

The majority of trains are Z50000 of the Transilien H suburban group and the MI79/84 of the RER B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFbuc3ds3B4

Video made by iiikerrr

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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_2_jms.svg.png  Porte Dauphine

This station is the western terminus of the line 2, it opened on December 1900. At this time the line 2 had only three stations.

Porte Dauphine is made of two different platform halls (one for arrival and the second for departure) with a reverse loop with tight radius (track map of the station).

 

The station has tiles in cream colors, this gives a very different look than the usual white. A more vintage feel.

Those cream tiles are the original decoration of Porte Dauphine which was an experimentation of 1900 for the ornamentation of next Paris metro stations. 

It is quite dark and as at this time, the lighting was much less powerful than today, this "failure" lead to the widespread use of beveled white tiles.

 

Porte Dauphine is located on at the end of the very posh Avenue Foch, there is a street level interchange with the RER C. The RER C Avenue Foch station is located at few hundred yard.

 

Porte Dauphine has one of the only two remaining aedicules originally designed by Hector Guimard for entrance.

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Arrival platform.

The train is going in the the reversal loop. 

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You can notice an eastbound train which has left the other part of the station.

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Departure platform, there is an island platform with two tracks but the reversal loop only serves the track on the right.

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You can see a westbound train terminating arriving.

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Here, the other track is used for some arrival trains that will not use the loop. It also explains the sign "Sortie" Exit in French.

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Porte Dauphine had 2,857,213 entries in 2012 (this number includes transfer with the RER C).

It was the 189th station by the number of passengers.

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50 years ago on January 15, 1964, the first bus lane of Paris opened.

The bus lane was 990m (approx 1,100 yards) long on the right bank of the Seine river, Quai du Louvre and Quai de la Mégisserie.

 

This axis is served by 14 bus lines, one of the busiest in Paris.

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Today the number of bus lanes considerabely increased, there are bus lanes on almost every big streets.

 

The bus lanes were created to inverse the decline of the usage of the bus in Paris since the 1950's.

Because of the growing traffic, the average speed of bus was not anymore competive.

Note that it took more than a decade before seeing an increase of the bus ridership, mostly thanks to the reorganization and the improve of services in suburbs during 1970's.

-1961: 1,541km of lines for 852 million passengers

-1965: 1,692 km of lines for 751 million passengers

-1970: 1,709 km  of lines for 528 million passengers

The bus ridership decreased by 40% during the 1960's.

 

The design of this bus lane was different than nowadays, it was narrower with simple yellow lines separating the traffics.

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Same place at the end of November 2013
Notice how wider the lane is and how more segregated it is today.
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You can see that the bus numbers haven't changed.
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Does Paris have an issue with cars violating the bus lane, or are they permitted in some cases? I notice two cars crossing the barrier in the first photo.

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Does Paris have an issue with cars violating the bus lane, or are they permitted in some cases? I notice two cars crossing the barrier in the first photo.

 
We do have some issues with cars violating the bus lane (especially delivery trucks) but in this case, this is taxi cabs.
Taxi are allowed to use bus lanes.
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I want to say two things.

 

(1), Why, oh, why did I just now discover this beautiful thread. 

 

(2), Thank you for providing a very interesting glimpse into the RATP. A look at things that history books, websites, and documentaries may ignore. 

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Grand Paris Express
Some maps of the lines and planned opening dates
Projects that are not part of Grand Paris express scheme are not included in theses maps.
 
Line 11 (extension)

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  • Note that this map doesn't highlight the current extension Mairie des Lilas / Rosny Bois-Perrier which should open in 2019
  • Rosny Bois-Perrier / Noisy-Champs : 2025

Line 14 (extension)

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  • St-Lazare / Mairie de Saint-Ouen (STIF/RATP) : 2017
  • Mairie de Saint-Ouen / Saint-Denis Pleyel : 2023
  • Olympiades / Villejuif IGR : 2023
  • Villejuif IGR / Aéroport d’Orly : 2027

 

Line 15

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  • Pont-de-Sèvres / Noisy-Champs : 2020
  • Pont-de-Sèvres / Nanterre : 2025
  • Saint-Denis Pleyel / Rosny-Bois Perrier : 2025
  • Nanterre / Saint-Denis Pleyel : 2027
  • Rosny-Bois Perrier / Champigny Centre : 2030
 
 
Line 16

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  • Saint-Denis Pleyel / Noisy-Champs : 2023
The line 16 and 17 have a shared part between Saint-Denis Pleyel and Le Bourget RER
 
Line 17
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  • Le Bourget RER / Triangle de Gonesse : 2025
  • Triangle de Gonesse / Aéroport Charles de Gaulle (T4) : 2027
  • Aéroport Charles de Gaulle (T4) / Le Mesnil-Amelot : 2030

 

Line 18

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  • CEA Saint-Aubin / Massy : 2023
  • Massy / Aéroport d’Orly : 2027
  • CEA Saint-Aubin / Versailles Chantiers : 2030
The part between Versailles Chantiers and La Defense is planned for a more distant future.
 
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A little rewiev of all the metro extension planned to open by 2030 and before.
  • Line 1 to Val-de-Fontenay
  • Line 4 to Bagneux
  • Line 7 to Bourget RER
  • Line 9 to Murs-à-Pêches (Montreuil)
  • Line 10 to Ivry - Gambetta
  • Line 11 to Noisy-Champs
  • Line 12 to Aubervilliers
  • Line 12 to Issy RER
  • Line 14 to Saint-Denis Pleyel
  • Line 14 to Aéroport d’Orly
  • Line 15 Noisy-Champs / Champigny Centre
  • Line 16 Saint-Denis Pleyel / Noisy-Champs
  • Line 17 Saint-Denis Pleyel / Le Mesnil-Amelot
  • Line 18 Aéroport d’Orly / Versailles Chantiers

One of the largest extension plan outside Asia, the size of Paris metro should more than double in the 16 next years.

By comparison in the previous 16 years, Paris metro only added about 15km of track.

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16px-RER.svg.png16px-Paris_rer_E_jms.svg.png  La Défense

One if the big construction work outside the metro network is the western extension of the RER E.

The line currently stops at Haussmann Saint-Lazare in Central Paris, with the extension the line will reach the northwestern edge of Paris urban area (Mantes la Jolie).

The project includes a 8km (5 miles) tunnel with two stations between Central Paris and the inner suburb of Nanterre where the line will use existing upgrated suburban tracks to Mantes la Jolie. 

 

La Défense will be the largest new station of the RER E.

La Défense underground is crowded with parking, transports, highways and shoppings and many other things,  the new RER station will be built under the CNIT building (a mixed house building housing convention center, shoppings, restaurants, Hilton hotel and office space). 

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View of the La Defense transit hub.
RER A platforms, RER E platforms (Gare Eole), suburban rail and T2 platforms (Quais du Transilien et T2) and the metro line 1 platforms (under Coeur transport).
It is not visible in the pic but if you read my previous post, you have seen that a new metro 15 line will also serve this hub.
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Platform hall renderings

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http://www.agenceduthilleul.fr/portfolio/projets-agence-duthilleul/gare-rer-e-du-cnit-la-defense/

 

Opening of the western extension of the RER E is planned for 2020, works will soon begin.

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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_7_jms.svg.png  Pont Neuf La Monnaie  

The station opened on April 1926, it is located on the bank of Seine near the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris.

The station is decorated with large reproductions of coints, this is due nearby location (on other side of the Seine river) of La Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) the administration charged of coint.

The station traffic has decreased with the decline and the closure of the Samaritaine department store in 2005, the station had a direct entrance with the store.

 

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Pont Neuf had 1,615,673 entries in 2012. The 272nd station by traffic.

The station is very close of the big station of Châtelet-les-Halles, most people going in the neighborhood rather use Châtelet-les-Halles.

 

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16px-RER.svg.png16px-Paris_rer_A_jms.svg.png16px-Logo_train_transilien.svg.png16px-Logo_Paris_Transilien_ligneL.svg.pn Nanterre Université

Construction of a new main station building. (for more information, see post #164)

The structure of the new building begins to be apparent

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Nanterre Université had 5,534,260 entries in 2012.  6% increase compared with the data of 2011 posted in the post #164.

Traffic is definitely increasing here, justifying the need to rebuild the station.

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Free transit in all Paris metropolitain area, the last Friday and all this weekend due to high pollution.

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Fare gates are off service

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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_7bis_jms.svg.png Danube

The station opened on January 1911 on line 7, this part of the line was separated of line 7 in 1967 and became the line 7bis.

Danube is located on a loop and is served only by westbound trains.

 

Danube is built inside a former gypsum mine, because of this weak ground the station has big foundations in form of pillars, this is an underground viaduc.

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The station has two platforms, only one is on use for passengers service.

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Unused platform

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A closer look

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Danube had 689,530 entries in 2012, it is one of the least used station of Paris metro, the 295th out 301.

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16px-RER.svg.png16px-Paris_rer_A_jms.svg.png  Charles de Gaulle – Étoile

Modernization of the Champs-Elysées ticket hall.

This modification came fast, few days before this hall still had its original 1970 look. The station opened on January 1970.

This give a new modern touch to the station but for the moment, the rest of the station still has its original look.

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Note that it is less dark in the real life than in my pictures

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They began to replace the old screens with new one.

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The new screen are much easier to read, note the Michey Mouse figure to indicated the direction of Disneyland
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Boissy-Saint-Leger bound train is leaving the platform
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Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy bound train is arriving just few seconds later.
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16px-Metro-M.svg.png16px-Paris_m_14_jms.svg.pngMP 05

Several MP 05 have been ordered to increase the frequency on metro line 14 and in planning of the first year of service of the northern extension to Mairie de Clichy.

Unlike the MP 05 of the line 1, MP 05 of line 14 don't have LCD screen.  :(

 

The MP 05 will not stay long on line 14, with the long extensions ocurring in the early 2020's (the length of the line will more than double), a new rolling stock with 8 cars is being commissioned, the MP 14.
We don't know yet where the MP 89 CA and the MP 05 of the line 14 will be put after the arrival of the MP 14.
 
Except for LED lights, motors song and interior colors (and much cleaner trains  :lol: ), for the passengers, MP 05 aren't much different of the MP 89 CA already in circulation on this line.
 
MP 05 #581, the first of the line 14. The number 22 means that this is the 22nd train of the line 14.
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MP 05 #582, the second one
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