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M_17.gifM14_17.gif Saint-Lazare

Saint-Lazare platforms of line 14 is the last station built in Central Paris, it opened in December 2003.

This station is curently the northwest terminal stop of the line 14. An extension farther in the north should open in 2017.

Saint Lazare is one of busiest station of Paris metro. It is inside the CBD in one of the major commercial/shopping district in Europe.

Saint-Lazare is also a big railway terminal, the second busiest in Paris and in Europe serving the western suburbs of Paris and Normandy region where live many commuters.

 

Saint-Lazare has 4 metro lines but it is connected to wide network of station.

You can go from Opera to Saint-Augustin by walking in the corridors.

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With the extension of one station from Madeleine to Saint-Lazare in the end of 2003, the traffic of the line 14 more than doubled and the line 14 became a major line.

Today, this small line with 9km and 9 stations carries 500,000 passengers per weekday.

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Saint Lazare had 46,790,941 entries in 2011, it is the second station of Paris metro by entry.

Note that the data don't include people transfering from the RATP RER, so in reality Saint-Lazare could be third after Châtelet. 

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M_17.gifM14_17.gif Saint-Lazare

Saint-Lazare platforms of line 14 is the last station built in Central Paris, it opened in December 2003.

This station is curently the northwest terminal stop of the line 14. An extension farther in the north should open in 2017.

Saint Lazare is one of busiest station of Paris metro. It is inside the CBD in one of the major commercial/shopping district in Europe.

Saint-Lazare is also a big railway terminal, the second busiest in Paris and in Europe serving the western suburbs of Paris and Normandy region where live many commuters.

 

Saint-Lazare has 4 metro lines but it is connected to wide network of station.

You can go from Opera to Saint-Augustin by walking in the corridors.

AuberHauss.jpg

 

With the extension of one station from Madeleine to Saint-Lazare in the end of 2003, the traffic of the line 14 more than doubled and the line 14 became a major line.

Today, this small line with 9km and 9 stations carries 500,000 passengers per weekday.

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Saint Lazare had 46,790,941 entries in 2011, it is the second station of Paris metro by entry.

Note that the data don't include people transfering from the RATP RER, so in reality Saint-Lazare could be third after Châtelet. 

 

Are the Line 14 trains articulated? 

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Yes, trains of the line 14 are articulated.

Paris metro has 4 articulated stocks running in 6 lines.

MF88: line 7bis

MP89 CC (driver operated): line 4, MP89 CA (driverless): line 14

MF01: lines 2 and 5

MP05: line 1

Basically, it is all the trains put in service since 1994. 

 

Articulation of a MP89 CA of the line 14.

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Gare Saint-Lazare

The train station first opened in 1837, it is the first station in Paris. Saint-lazare was rebuilt several time, the actual is from 1889 for its actual facade.

Unlike the other main train terminal, there are few intercity trains (serving Normandie region) departing from this station, Saint-Lazare has almost exclusively a suburban train traffic. The station is the main hub for almost all the west suburbs.

Thanks to its high suburban traffic Gare Saint-Lazare is the second busiest station in Paris.

 

Gare Saint-Lazare is well located in Central Paris inside the CBD with its several hundred thousands of jobs, it is also in one of the mecca of the shopping with two big famous departement stores near the station, many other shops and little malls.

The main passenger hall renovated in 2012 and now also hosts a mall. 

 

The station has 27 platforms.

I will say more about the inside of the station in a second post.

 

Aerial view of the station. Bing.

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West part: Cour de Rome with its iconic metro entrance built in 2003 with the line 14 extension

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East part: Place du Havre with the clocks sculpture 

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Middle: Rue interieur with the skyway connecting to the hotel Concorde Opera not anymore in use

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Rue Saint-Lazare with the hotel Concorde Opera built just in front of the station.

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Behind: In rush hours, there are a train departing or arriving on average every 28 seconds.

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More to come about Gare Saint-Lazare in a second post.

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Wow, these are good artics. Are the Line 14 platform screen doors "light up"? 

Yes, trains of the line 14 are articulated.

Paris metro has 4 articulated stocks running in 6 lines.

MF88: line 7bis

MP89 CC (driver operated): line 4, MP89 CA (driverless): line 14

MF01: lines 2 and 5

MP05: line 1

Basically, it is all the trains put in service since 1994. 

 

Articulation of a MP89 CA of the line 14.

DSC06128a.jpg

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Wow, these are good artics. Are the Line 14 platform screen doors "light up"? 

You mean "light up" when the doors are open. No they don't.

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Gare Saint Lazare 

The station had a big criminal fire in 2002 and until the renovation in 2012, big part of the passengers hall was closed.

At the time in 2002, the renovation was already planned and the SNCF (France national rail company) decided to not do heavy work just before the big renovation.

The renovation cost €250 million, €160 million paid by Klépierre (a commercial real estate company specialised in mall) and €90 million by the SNCF.

So as the passengers hall of Saint-Lazare is today a mall.

 

Like Gare de l'Est, before Saint-Lazare had one of the worst interior, now it is one of the most beautiful.

 

There are three levels, Upper level for the platforms, surface level with the exits to the streets and the underground level for the metro and RER connection.

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Underground metro level

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The screens showing the next train departure are one of the only thing that remind you that you are in a train station.

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The train platforms hall has not been renovated like the passengers hall.

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Wow, these are good artics. Are the Line 14 platform screen doors "light up"? 

 

You mean "light up" when the doors are open. No they don't.

Correction: I was wrong but this is not very visible.

There is a small yellow light above each door, they light up when the doors are open.

 

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Do these blink once the doors are closing? Just like in Singapore. 

 

Correction: I was wrong but this is not very visible.

There is a small yellow light above each door, they light up when the doors are open.

 

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Correction: I was wrong but this is not very visible.

There is a small yellow light above each door, they light up when the doors are open.

 

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Do these blink once the doors are closing? Just like in Singapore. 

Not those of the platform doors but there is a small red light above each door of the trains.

They light up when the doors are about to be closed.

 

We can say that the train doors and platform doors lights act complementary.  (Open: yellow light above the platform doors. Closure: red light above the train doors).  ^_^

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M_17.gifM09_17.gifSaint-Augustin

Saint-Augustin is very close to Saint-Lazare (about 150m) and was connected to it with the opening of line 14 extension in the end of 2003.

The connection was built to provide an interchange between the line 9 and line 14. 

Saint-Augustin opened in 1923. It formerly had three tracks, this explains why one of the platform is unusually wide.

The station was planned to be the junction of a western branch, this branch was never built.

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Connection between Saint-Augustin and Saint-Lazare. It opened in December 2003.

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Saint-Augustin had 2,923,768 entries in 2011.

This number does not include people transferring from Saint-Lazare.

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That station looks really cool. This is a great tour of the system, Minato Ku. Thank you, sir. :)

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Thanks for the info. Wow, I love vaulted stations. We have Roosevelt Island station in New York City. The structure of the ceiling of Roosevelt Island station are like in Paris. 

Not those of the platform doors but there is a small red light above each door of the trains.

They light up when the doors are about to be closed.

 

We can say that the train doors and platform doors lights act complementary.  (Open: yellow light above the platform doors. Closure: red light above the train doors).  ^_^

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M_17.gifM09_17.gifSaint-Augustin

Saint-Augustin is very close to Saint-Lazare (about 150m) and was connected to it with the opening of line 14 extension in the end of 2003.

The connection was built to provide an interchange between the line 9 and line 14. 

Saint-Augustin opened in 1923. It formerly had three tracks, this explains why one of the platform is unusually wide.

The station was planned to be the junction of a western branch, this branch was never built.

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Connection between Saint-Augustin and Saint-Lazare. It opened in December 2003.

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Saint-Augustin had 2,923,768 entries in 2011.

This number does not include people transferring from Saint-Lazare.

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Thanks for the info. Wow, I love vaulted stations. We have Roosevelt Island station in New York City. The structure of the ceiling of Roosevelt Island station are like in Paris. 

 

I know, I have noticed it in an other forum, few years ago.

It is true that it looks like a Paris metro station, even the lighting scheme is similiar with some stations.

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Picture by Daniel Schwen, wikipedia

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For the most similar Paris metro stration to New York subway in Paris. I don't know.

Maybe Gare de Lyon in line 1.

In the past the station had fours tracks, this is why the platform on the left is very wide.

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...or maybe Porte de Saint-Cloud in line 9.

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As usual, this platform is wide because there was another track in the past. 
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Are the middle platforms of Porte de Saint-Cloud disused? 

 

 

I know, I have noticed it in an other forum, few years ago.

It is true that it looks like a Paris metro station, even the lighting scheme is similiar with some stations.

800px-NYC_Roosevelt_Island_station.jpg

Picture by Daniel Schwen, wikipedia

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For the most similar Paris metro stration to New York subway in Paris. I don't know.

Maybe Gare de Lyon in line 1.

In the past the station had fours tracks, this is why the platform on the left is very wide.

DSC44913a.jpg

...or maybe Porte de Saint-Cloud in line 9.

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As usual, this platform is wide because there was another track in the past. 
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RER_17.gifRER-e_17.gif  Haussmann Saint-Lazare

The station is curently the western terminal stop of the line before the opening of the western extension near 2020.

Haussmann Saint Lazare opened in 1999, it is connected to Saint-Lazare and Havre-Caumartin metro station and much more via those stations as you can see in the first post of this page.

 

The station is huge, it may seems empty because I have taken those pics in the weekends in off peak.

In weekday rush hour the reality of the station is different but because of the luminosity, it is hard to take pictures so I need fewer movement.

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In the picture you only get a partial view of the station because I can't post too much pictures.

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There are several levels of corridors to separate passenger flows

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Like Magenta, Haussmann Saint-Lazare station is made of four platforms.  In weekday trains are made of two EMU taking the whole lenght of the platform.

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About 140,000 passengers use Haussmann Saint-Lazare station every day.

 

In the Gare Saint-Lazare terminal, you can see the next departures of the RER E

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No need to rush anymore.

Rectification: more than 3 minutes are required to do the transfer between Gare Saint-Lazare and Haussmann Saint-Lazare platforms, so you need to rush.  :D
In this picture, you have 90% of chance to miss the train to Villiers sur Marne.
 
For the moment the line E is limited to 16tph but the the extension the number of train will grow to 24tph and even more if the traffic is high.
In my opinion the western extension of the RER E will be the last big RER project for a long time.
More infos post #88.
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RER_17.gifRER-a_17.gif Auber

The station opened in 1971 between the metro stations of Opéra and Havre-Caumartin.

Auber was the first step of the big connection of stations in the area between Opera and Saint-Augustin.

Like Haussmann Saint-Lazare the station is huge, a maze of underground tunnels in several levels to segregate passengers flows, a huge passengers vaulted hall.

 

Auber is located in an area with groundwaters and has major problems of water infiltration.

The station is quite in bad state, fortunately a big renovation is under way.

 

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One level under this picture, there are also speedwalks going in the oposite way.

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The big vaulted hall, the empty space is often used for exhibitions, markets etc..

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The platforms are just under the hall, both are part of the same big vaulted structure.

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Auber had 24.55 million entries in 2011, this number includes transfers from the metro.

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M_17.gifM03_17.gifM09_17.gifHavre-Caumartin

The station opened in 1903 with the line 3 and in 1923 for the line 9.

Most of the station was remodeled with the opening of the Auber station in 1971.

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Line 3 platforms

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Line 9 platforms with "Mouton Duvernet" style.

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The Mouton style was to put yellow or orange title instead of the white one during the end of 1960's and the 1970's. Mouton Duvernet was the first station with style that's why it has this name. 

The funny note, is that Mouton Duvernet lost the Mouton style during the 2000's with its renovation like many other stations.
Havre-Caumartin platforms of the line 9 is one of the few stations where it remains.

 

Havre-Caumartin had 8,343,415 entries in 2011. This number does not include the transfer from the RER A.

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Thank you.

 

M_17.gifM01_17.gif Automation of the line 1, official Siemens video.

 

 

 

Note that the video is almost one year old but Siemens only released the English version on youtube, this week.

At this time the line 1 was a mix of driverless train and driver operated trains.

Now, the line is fully automated with only driverless train in service.

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Are there other automation projects? What will be the next line to be automated? 

 

Thank you.

 

M_17.gifM01_17.gif Automation of the line 1, official Siemens video.

 

 

Note that the video is almost one year old but Siemens only released the English version on youtube, this week.

At this time the line 1 was a mix of driverless train and driver operated trains.

Now, the line is fully automated with only driverless train in service.

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Are there other automation projects? What will be the next line to be automated? 

About the automation of old line, there is no project officially planned for the moment appart of upgrating the ATO system of the other lines.

 

There are new driverless lines planned in suburbs as part of Grand Paris Express project but there are plenty of change in this project that I can't give precise informations for the moment.

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Phébus

Phébus is the main bus network in and around Versailles (southwestern outer suburbs of Paris).

The network has 54 lines and over 780 stops.

 

Mercedes Citaro and Renault Agora line

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Renault Agora line

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Mercedes Citaro

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Mercedes Citaro

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Irisbus Citelis 12

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Irisbus Citelis 12

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