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M_17.gifM08_17.gifPointe du Lac

This station is the 301st of the network, it opened in October 2011.

Pointe du Lac is located in Creteil in the southeast of Paris, it is the eastern end of the line 8.

The station is located at 7.9 mile of the heart of Paris and is the farther station of the network (Paris metro don't go far in the periphery).

 

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A new busway was built with the station, it is served by several bus line.

The most notable is the line 393 of the RATP, a line entirely on segregated lane route.

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M_17.gifM05_17.gifM07_17.gifGare de l'Est

This platform hall opened in 1907 with the line 5 and the line 7 opened in 1910.

Gare de l'Est is also served by the line 4 on a lower level.

 

Note that the line 7 is on the left and the line 5 on the right

Sorry the sound isn't great, my small camera don't capture it well.

In this video trains of the line 5 are MF67, now most train on this line line are MF01 (see the first post).

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IdF2_17.gifIdF2-P_17.gif Gare de l'Est

Gare de l'Est is a major terminal train station with train serving the East of France and Europe and commuter train serving the east of Paris metropolitan area.

With the opening of the RER E in 1999, Gare de l'Est lost most of its suburban traffic but there is still outer suburban commuter trains serving the station, the Transilien P network.

 

252 km

28 stations

83,000 passengers per day.

 

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Z2N (double decker) and B 82500B

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B 82500 are hybrid, it use diesel and overhead electificatication.

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Note that we can also see in the picture, RIB/RIO suburban inox cars tracked by an electric locomotive (BB 17000).

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RER_17.gifRER-e_17.gif Gare de l'Est

Sometimes the central Paris tunnel of the RER E is closed for work, the trains of the RER E are terminating in the suburban platform of Gare de l'Est.

 

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Z 22500 or MI2N EOLE.

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We can see that the low platforms of Gare de l'Est are not really adapted for the train of the RER E.

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Gare de l'Est

The train station opened in 1849 (doubled in size in 1931), trains departing from this station serve the East of France and Europe.

The trains station had 34 million passengers in 2002, it is the 5th busiest terminal station in Paris.

In 1999, Gare de l'Est with the opening of the RER E, the station lost a signifiant part of its suburban trafic.

The traffic increased since then with the opening of the LGV Est (East high speed line) in 2007.

 

I don't have stats about the traffic of Gare de l'Est train station but we can guess how the traffic has evolved by looking the number of entry at the metro station of Gare de l'Est.

1998: 21.48 million

Loss of many suburban services

2004: 15.66 million 

Opening of the East high speed line

2011: 19.61 million

 

Gare de l'Est has 29 platforms

Platforms 2 to 12: ICE (German high speed train), TGV (French high speed train) and intercity trains (including the Orient Express and Moscow Espress).

Platforms 13 to 22: Suburban trains (only accessible by turnstile)

Platforms 23 to 30: TGV and regional trains (TER)

 

Gare de l'Est has been heavily renovated in 2007.

 

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Two ICE trains

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Thank you.

 

M_17.gifM06_17.gif Saint Jacques

The station opened in 1906.

One of the few station with a building for the entrance hall.

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Glass has been put in the 1990's to protect walls against graffiti, the result give a very successful modern and historic look to the platforms.

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Saint Jacques had 1,937,457 entries in 2011, it is the 249th station of the network.

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M_17.gifM02_17.gifM13_17.gif Place de Clichy

Place de Clichy is located on the north of Central Paris, it is a busy intersection between Boulevard de Clichy, Avenue de Clichy, Rue de Clichy (confused  :D ?)   and other main streets.

The station is also a busy transfer station between lines 2 and 13

 

The line 2 platforms opened in 1902

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The line 13 platforms opened in 1911 as the line B of the former Nord Sud network. Since 2012, they have platform doors

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Place de Clichy had 9,255,747 entries in 2011.

This number doesn't include transfer between metro lines.

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They are changing the buses on my line, the line 128.

The Renault Agora of the line 128 were from 1999

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..with a full RATP lively.

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They are replaced by Irisbus Citelis

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..with the grey STIF (Paris region transport autority) lively that every transportation fan from Paris hate.

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Why everybody hate the STIF...

The STIF is the transportation autority of Paris region, it controls the transit network and coordinates the different transport companies operating in Paris region (Ile de France).

The STIF tends to be a bit inactive about investment but very active about publicity and putting its name everywhere in transports.  :rolleyes:

It is criticized for being too political, a political tool of the regional government.

 

Add to those facts that the grey STIF lively is ugly combined with the green RATP.  :D

 

Paris region or Ile de France is more or less Paris metropolitan area, infact Paris metropolitan defined by the INSEE (French National Institute for Statistics) with a 40% commuter rate is a bit bigger than Ile de France. (12.2 million vs 11.8 million inhabitants).

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Love these double-decker trains!!!

 

And ICE too.

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If you like double decker trains, Paris is the place to be.

Most of our suburban rolling stock is make of double decker train.

 

The newest double decker stock is the MI09 in the RER A. It is in service since December 2011.

It is nicknamed Darth Vader.

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This double decker train has three doors by cars to allow a higher loading/unloading speed.

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M_17.gifM07_17.gif Cadet

Cadet is located in central Paris at the intersection of Rue Lafayette and Rue Cadet

The station opened in 1910.

 

A Guimard style entrance, it is one of the symbol of Paris metro.

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The platforms are decorated in the colors of the flag of the United States.

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Two MF77.

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Cadet had 3,650,405 entries in 2011, it was at the 139th station of the network.

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A sea of Irisbus Citelis !  :)

There are three type of Irisbus Citelis in Paris, Line, 12 and 18, the Citelis 18 are articulated.

The number is lenght of model in meters.

Citelis line and 12: 12m

Citelis 18: 18m.

 

No difference, if we look the front design.

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The difference is behind.

In the left and right Citelis line, in the center Citelis 18.

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Citelis 12 have the same rear design that Citelis 18. See post 34.

The RATP liked the Citelis line but this version is no longer produced since the end of 2010.

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M_17.gifM14_17.gif Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

 The station opened in 1998 with the new driverless line 14.

Since 2000 the station is connected with the RER C and until June 2007, it was the southern terminal station of the line 14.

 

Bibliothèque François Mitterrand metro platform hall  has a high celling, something very rare in Paris metro network.

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The station had 15,826,727 entries in 2011, thanks to the development of the area around the station and the connection with the RER C.

I can't exactly give its ranking in the network because the entries data for some other stations don't included transfer the the RER.

Why ? As I explicated the RER C is operated SNCF while the RER A and southern RER B are operated by the RATP.

Metro is RATP and the data given by the RATP don't included transfer between the RATP RER and RATP metro. 

This is over 120 million entries missing for 11 stations.  :wacko: 

 

The line 14 is a very successful line, the line is more reliable than other lines.

It is clearly on the top of the favorite line of Paris commuters. 

At ts opening the line carried 100,000 passengers der day, now it is 500,000 that use the small line of 9km and 9 stations everyday.

While the line is a big success, one of its objectives is missed. The line 14 was built to ease the crowd on line 1 and the RER A.

Today the RER A and line 1 are more crowded than in the 1990's and the line 14 is also crowded.  :D

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If you like double decker trains, Paris is the place to be.

Most of our suburban rolling stock is make of double decker train.

 

The newest double decker stock is the MI09 in the RER A. It is in service since December 2011.

It is nicknamed Darth Vader.

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This double decker train has three doors by cars to allow a higher loading/unloading speed.

Ohhh i love it, looks very modern (actually as everything in Europe), and yeah, the first thing i thought looking at this photo - robot, terminator!! :lol:

 

Yes, in one year ill get israel passport (darkon), which means visa-free travel many countries, and all the Europe too.

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Ohhh i love it, looks very modern (actually as everything in Europe), and yeah, the first thing i thought looking at this photo - robot, terminator!! :lol:

 

 

Not everything, there are still some very old train running.

By example, what we call the "Petit Gris" (little grey), the Z 5300, Z 6100 and Z 6300.

Inox EMU built between 1965 and 1975 that were the most common suburban rolling stock.

Z 6300 have been withdraw of Saint Lazare suburban network in 2008.

 

The Z6100 (Gare du Nord network) have been withdraw, the last week.

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There is still many Z5300 in Montparnasse suburban network

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Apart seats, little has changed since the 1960s.

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...and some outer suburban service in the RER D.

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This rolling stock will run until the end of 2016.

Note that the most recent Z5300 have already been withdrawn, it means that it is the oldest trains built in the 1960's that still run in the network.  :rolleyes: 

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Cool trains, looks reliable (even the're old). Will they be destroyed or will be sold to other poorer countries like mine (Ukraine)? :lol:

 

What about new train projects?

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Some have been sold to Romania but most will be destoyed.

 

About new trains project there are plenty.

-2013

Extension Metro line 4 to Mairie de Montrouge (1 new station)

Tram T5

Tram T7

-2014

Tram T6

-2015 

Tram T8

Extension Tram T6

-2016

Tangentielle Nord suburban line 

-2017

Extension metro line 12 to Marie d'Aubervilliers (2 new stations)

Extension metro line 14 to Mairie de Saint Ouen (5 new stations)

-2018

Extension Tangentielle Nord line

First part of Grand Paris Express ring metro line

-2019

Extension metro line 4 to Bagneux (2 new stations)

Extension metro line 11 to Rosny sous Bois Perrier RER (6 new stations)

-2020

Extension of the RER E to the west.

 

Obviously some dates could change and I may have forgotten some project I am unaware.

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This is rolling stock currently in delivery.

I put all the lines where the type of trains are currently running and planned.

 

MF01 (lines 2, 5 and 9)

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MP05 (line 1 and 14)

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MI09, (RER A)

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Z50000 (Transilien H, P, J and L) 

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There are other new trains planned but I don't have any info about the name or design

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Love last one, but..... what double-decker train doing in the subway??? :blink:

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RER are underground in Central Paris and have some other underground sections in suburbs.

76.5 km (47.5 mi) of the network is undergound (13%).

 

 

RER_17.gifRER-e_17.gif Magenta

Magenta is one of the two Central Paris station of the RER E.

It is huge underground station connected to the Gare du Nord railway terminal.

The station opened in 1999

 

There are big one way corridors.

Here it is connection with the Gare du Nord RER station, the corridor for the other way is above.

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The station has 4 platforms

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About 150,000 passengers use Magenta everyday.

 

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The RER E carries 316,000 daily passengers.
The line is 56km long and serves 21 stations.
The line is operated by the SNCF.

 

Map of the RER E by wikipedia

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The RER E unlike other RER line is limited to Central Paris.

A big western extension is planned, it will include two new underground stations (Porte Maillot and la Défense), one new station (Nanterre La Folie) and will take renovated existing suburban tracks to Mantes la Jolie.

Opening planned in 2020

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Thanks, it's remings me S-Bahn in German cities.

 

Do you everyday traveling in RER?

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The RER is about the same thing that the S-Bahn.

I often travel with the RER but not everyday. On daily basic I take the bus to the subway.

 

M_17.gifM09_17.gif Robespierre

There are few subway station in Paris where the entrance is inside a building, many of these where built during the 1930's.

Robespierre is one of these, the station opened in 1937.

 

This sign is typical of the metro sign used between the two world wars. Red color, lighted and the typography.
These signs are horizontal, here this vertical version is quite unique.

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Robespierre had 4,317,097 entries in 2011. 110th station of the network.

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OMG, old station, reminds me of entrance to WC :lol:

 

This sign is original from 2nd war? Or just copy of it?



Robespierre had 4,317,097 entries in 2011. 110th station of the network.

 

By passengers? Who is nambavan?



BTW i see the different between typical station in your and our subway (Ukraine, Russia).

 

And you will? :)

 

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