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Old June 15th, 2005, 07:52 AM   #41
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I think not opening the doors at every stop unless needed also reduces wear and tear on the doors. Mechanical upkeep is a huge expense for trains so if you even cut the amount of repairs on the doors in half, that's a lot of money saved.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #42
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what's the theme of this station? It has the cogwheel-like sculpture on its ceiling but submarine windows and walls.
the real and official theme of the Arts-&-Metiers station is the theme of "20.000 leagues under the sea" by the great Ingeneer Jules Vernes.

The station was decorated to look like a submarine (remember the famous Nautilus ???)...and it works pretty well.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 07:01 AM   #43
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different "faces" of Metro World in Paris...










http://www.railfaneurope.net

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Old June 25th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #44
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great addition to the thread, kony!
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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:10 AM   #45
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In Chile also asi are trains

Paris Metro



Santiago Metro





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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #46
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I think not opening the doors at every stop unless needed also reduces wear and tear on the doors. Mechanical upkeep is a huge expense for trains so if you even cut the amount of repairs on the doors in half, that's a lot of money saved.
I don't know for the maintenance aspect but I am pretty sure the energy saving isn't even worth mentionning compared to the energy needed to operate the train
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Old June 26th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #47
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I don't know for the maintenance aspect but I am pretty sure the energy saving isn't even worth mentionning compared to the energy needed to operate the train
Opening all doors at the station can put a massive strain on airconditioning and heating systems within the train.

Thats why our trains in Brisbane have buttons to open doors, because of the summertime heat.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 11:47 AM   #48
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Here are some Paris Metro photos I took last month:

http://mic-ro.com/metro/paris.html

And another one:


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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #49
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Opening all doors at the station can put a massive strain on airconditioning and heating systems within the train.
There is no AC in Paris
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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:43 PM   #50
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This is the newest steel-wheel-trainset, the MF2000, on a test track in Valenciennes. It will replace the oldest MF67 trains on lines 2, 5 and 9 between 2006 and 2014:





I love its design!
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Old June 26th, 2005, 01:15 PM   #51
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Yeah cool design
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Old June 26th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #52
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It's fine, but has nothing special
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Old June 26th, 2005, 03:27 PM   #53
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There is no AC in Paris
Really?

heating?
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #54
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THe Paris Metro System is just one of the best in the whole world imo.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #55
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Great pics btw.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:07 PM   #56
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It's time to revive this great thread, so here are some pix that I've taken myself

Typical Parisian entrance to Métro/RER(as you can see this station has four lines: RER A, RER E, 3 and 9)


























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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:09 PM   #57
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And here are some more stations
































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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:13 PM   #58
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The last three pix are from my home station that I use at least twice a day (well, usually)
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Old July 26th, 2005, 04:55 AM   #59
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The last three pix are from my home station that I use at least twice a day (well, usually)
So u live at Pont de neuilly station !!! wow great to go to la défense , only 1 stop !!

thanx for those great shots, i always love to see pix of big transit stations like the Grande Arche station, Auber station (or gare du Nord station that you have not posted but i posted it earlier)
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Old July 26th, 2005, 05:11 AM   #60
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GOD! Those awful rubber wheels is ganna make me kill someone. Montreal, Paris, and Mexico City, get the STEEL WHEEL.
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