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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:46 PM   #21
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What a impressive thread , great job

Alltough I have a question about the colors used on the various types of locomotives running on french tracks:
Why is there such a wide variaty in colors ?
Since years I have a subscription to "Rail Passion" and there is always another color combination I didn't know of.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:06 PM   #22
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Thanks De Snor, Paris suburbs system is really unkown.
If you see the pictures, you see that the suburbs is most little houses than big public housing bocks.


Some picture of the suburban light rail. T4
Opened in november 2006 this line run in northern inner suburbs, it was an old train line wich was tranformed in light rail compatible with normal train.
It is called Tram Train.

Aulnay-sous-Bois





Rougemont - Chanteloup




Lycée Henri Sellier




Gargan





Pavillons-sous-Bois




Allée De La Tour-Rendez-Vous





Les Coquetiers





Gare de Bondy

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Old June 3rd, 2007, 09:59 AM   #23
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Another great thing about this thread is seeing the suburbs in Paris, where it shows that most are not just the commie blocks the media portrays. Paris is such a great city, I really have to get back there again soon.
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 02:51 PM   #24
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It is not really a commuter train but this light rail was build in an old suburban line.
T2 links two of most important business district of Paris : Val de Seine at la Defense.
Link the other light rail but unlike the T4, the T2 is operated by the RATP.
Located in the western inner suburbs this line opened in 1997
Now this line is really overcrowed on weekday.

Stations served 13
Length 11.3 km
Journeys made 23,600,000

T2



La Defense




Puteaux




Belvédère



Suresnes-Longchamp



Les Coteaux



Parc de Saint-Cloud





Musée de Sèvres




Brimborion








Les Moulineaux




Issy - Val de Seine


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Old June 3rd, 2007, 07:14 PM   #25
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It is not really a commuter train but this light rail was build in an old suburban line.
T2 links two of most important business district of Paris : Val de Seine at la Defense.
Link the other light rail but unlike the T4, the T2 is operated by the RATP.
Located in the western inner suburbs this line opened in 1997
Now this line is really overcrowed on weekday.
One of the great pleasures of exploring Paris is the diversity of the transportation in the region. It is to long since I spent a week traveling the byroads of Paris.

Thank you minato ku for reminding me it is time to visit again.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #26
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Great thread.

And those trains for 2009 look awesome. Do you have any more pics/news on them? which lines would get them first?

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Old June 6th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #27
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Nice thread! Paris = Train capital of the world!
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #28
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I repost the map and the legend


RER
Suburban trains network.
Subway
Light rail

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Paris gare St Lazare 10 times faster


Paris St Lazare brigde 10 times faster


Paris Gare du Nord 20 times faster
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Old June 15th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #29
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A trip on a suburban train of the
From Sarcelles - Saint-Brice to Paris Nord


A trip on a suburban train or
At Puteaux
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Old June 15th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #30
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Very interesting. As you might have gathered from another thread, I have an interest in this.

Your first posting reveals a number of broken links ... are they to maps or just to a "legend" ?
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Old June 15th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #31
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Those are not broken links but a problem on the site server.

It is just legend that show the sign of subway, RER, Suburban networks, Light rail.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #32
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Gare de l'Est 10 times faster



Tracks and depot between Paris Est and Pantin


Suburban trains type z6400 + z2n at Pont Cardinet
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #33
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Yesterday I was in Paris for a photo shoot of the "Gare de l'Est" which I shall post later on her in this thread.

Above I see impressive numbers of users, is there a list of the busiest in Paris (kind of the 20 busiest railway/public transportation) ?
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Old June 20th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #34
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EDIT see the Paris RER Thread
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I remember a funny thing of the RER net. Every train on the RER network is distinguished not by a number, but it has a 4-letter name, useful to identify the right one especially in those stations where many lines share the same tracks.
Names are easier to identify and to memorize than numbers, maybe even because most of those names were pretty funny
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:46 PM   #36
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I remember a funny thing of the RER net. Every train on the RER network is distinguished not by a number, but it has a 4-letter name, useful to identify the right one especially in those stations where many lines share the same tracks.
Names are easier to identify and to memorize than numbers, maybe even because most of those names were pretty funny
This system has been extended to all the suburban "Transilien" network. Thoses names are not displayed on all trains though because not all of them have a front display. But I don't think many people use them. They prefer to check the destination before boarding, this is much more reliable, specialy on the northern part of line B and line C.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 03:29 PM   #37
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I remember a funny thing of the RER net. Every train on the RER network is distinguished not by a number, but it has a 4-letter name, useful to identify the right one especially in those stations where many lines share the same tracks.
Names are easier to identify and to memorize than numbers, maybe even because most of those names were pretty funny
something like this for those who don't know it:



Champ-de-Mars RER station:



one of the long "tapis roulants"

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 06:01 PM   #38
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Fixed solid metal overhead. Nice. How does contraction and expansion work though in these types of overheads?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #39
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I don't like the RER C, it has to many branchs,
Some branchs will be separted from the RER C.
-The branch : les Saules - Versailles Chantier
-The branch : Petit veaux - Massy Plaisanseau -Versailles Chantier

One of these branch will became the Grande Ceinture line "Oulter ring line"
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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #40
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Just got back from Paris a couple days ago and it was incredible. I love that city and the rail network is brilliant and very impressive. The RER is packed compared to the Metro, to me it was used far more. I was wondering what it meant when train's livery included RER/Transilien, does that mean that both SNCF and RATP jointly operate the train? It was really interesting the difference between during the week and weekend crowds, it seems the people that would commute during the week don't go anywhere near the trains on the weekend. Just an amazing system.
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