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Old July 2nd, 2011, 01:45 AM   #2281
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Clearly I'm not the only one who's asked themselves this! Hahaha!
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Does anyone know who makes them? Are they made by Alsthom, I guess? The manufacturers of the trains?
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 02:01 AM   #2282
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Does anyone know where I can get information on the construction of the trains? I'm curious to know about the step ladders that are locked down inside several of the trains on the Metro? Can't figure out what they're for?? Maybe if someone is riding around, they can look at it to see if it has a website or company name on it?

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They would be for emergency evacuation of the train if it stop outside of a station.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM   #2283
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After Austerlitz viaduc

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Old July 4th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #2284
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Awesome vantage point by the by person filming.

Place d'Italie



Gare de l'Est


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Old July 6th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #2285
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Still about the line 5, I discovered a entrance inside a building at Eglise de Pantin
Eglise de Pantin
I agree. This reminds me of London a lot--an entrance inside a building, like this. These seem to be very common in London. This one you show and one in Montreuil I used once are the only one I've seen. Note that both the Pantin and Montreuil one I saw are outside the City of Paris, so it's possible that there are none inside Paris itself.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #2286
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No there are some like
Pernety


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and several other like Les Halles, Buzenval, Sentier...etc
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Old July 6th, 2011, 01:24 AM   #2287
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Some of the metro entrance are inside a building too in the City of Paris: Sentier, Buzenval, Vaneau, Riquet, Miromesnil, Pernety.

If you want to know more about the Paris metro entrance, look at here (only in french).

EDIT : Minato, you have been quicker than me.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #2288
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The renovation of Franklin D Roosevelt is done.


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Old July 7th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #2289
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Cool beans Minato! Looks just like the renderings.

Various scenes along Line 4.





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Old July 8th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #2290
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Wow the renovations at Roosevelt do look pretty snazzy. It was still under construction when I was in Paris not too long ago. Still, I wonder how long it can stay in that condition...
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Old July 8th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #2291
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The renovation of Franklin D Roosevelt is done.


Oooh, multilingual signage.

Are there a lot of tourists, foreigners and internationals in that area?
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Old July 8th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #2292
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Franklin D Roosevelt is under the Champ Elysées.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:29 AM   #2293
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I love that the doors open on the rolling stock of the Line 4 before the train actually stops. I am sad they are automating things and taking the control out of the riders hands... Ugh safety.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #2294
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On line 1 the doors opened before the train stopped when I was there. It's down to the driver.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 05:17 AM   #2295
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I love that the doors open on the rolling stock of the Line 4 before the train actually stops. I am sad they are automating things and taking the control out of the riders hands... Ugh safety.
I actually heard somewhere on SSC that the Santiago Metro is kinda going in reverse. When they complete construction of their Line 6 in a few years, the stock they plan to use will be fully automated, but passengers will have the ability to open the doors themselves. This is partly due to controlling the comfort level of the train (A/C specifically).

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Also the doors will be different: instead of open or close simultaneously, only be activated in case of passengers press a button to open them. Thus, energy is optimized air-conditioning involving trucks.
Not sure how this system will work with the platform screen doors along the Line 6, but I wreckon that the PSDs will open regardless of whether the train doors open or not. Perhaps Paris will realize this and outfit whatever stock they put on Line 4 (when it becomes automated) with the ability for the passengers to open the doors.

By the way, any updates on what's happening with the MP 05?

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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #2296
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #2297
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I love that the doors open on the rolling stock of the Line 4 before the train actually stops. I am sad they are automating things and taking the control out of the riders hands... Ugh safety.
It's more of an efficiency issue; having manually-opened doors increases dwell time in case someone messes up trying to open a door (and that's happened to me several times).
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #2298
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It's more of an efficiency issue; having manually-opened doors increases dwell time in case someone messes up trying to open a door (and that's happened to me several times).
That's true too.

On another note. One thing that happened when I was in Paris, Line 4, was someone pulled the emergency brake as the train pulled out of Chatalet. We were stuck in the tunnel for almost ten minutes.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #2299
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Old July 11th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #2300
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Minato,
In your opinion, where does the future of Paris's (in this sense including Paris itself and the Petite Couronne) public transportation network lie; in the expansion of Métro into the Paris suburbs (made difficult by the close spacing of stations in inner Paris itself), or in significant expansion of RER, or in both? Or in another option, like tram?

Do the inner suburbs of Paris have sufficient population and employment center density to support a large-scale expansion of rail transit corridors to link them to the Paris city center (either via Métro or RER)?

Do you think that expansion of Métro would help re-intergrate Paris with its inner suburbs? On a related note, what would you say to creating a regional government (Grand Paris) similar to Greater London?
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