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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #2361
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About the station, it's much more 90s than 70s style !
Actually it is mid 2000's Opera was heavily renovated about four year ago.
I believe they used the same color as its original state when it opened in 1904.

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If I remember well, here's how the Opéra Station on Ligne looked like in the 70s (the example below being La Muette Station, ..):
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Wasn't it blue like the other platform on line 7 and 8 ?


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I was not a regular user of the line 3 before the renovation, so I don't remember of how were the platforms.
Even if it was in bad state, I liked the blue Opera, now with white title the station is boring.

On the oposite, I prefer Gare de l'Est in white with grey rather than the yellow orange that we had in the past.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 06:04 AM   #2362
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Wasn't it blue like the other platform on line 7 and 8 ?
Well, I don't remember about the colors, but I'm pretty sure that the Opéra station (Ligne 3) had a metal cladding just like the La Muette station had, for example.


Anyway...speaking of the good old days......what about the video below, extracted from the excelent movie "Subway" (1985; by Luc Besson)... !!
(Mostly filmed in the Havre-Caumartin--Auber--Opéra Station....known today as the St-Augustin--Haussmann-St-Lazare--Havre-Caumartin--Auber--Opéra station) :

[dailymotion]xahtq_arthur-simms-it-s-only-mystery_music[/dailymotion]


Sweet 80s.....really...a-gain... (I mean when the Paris metro & RER networks/stations were almost 'trendy'...)
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #2363
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Good job finding that one! coz I couldn't find it when scoring those vintage videos last week.





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the brilliantly cooled metro we have here in France )
I believe it! coz ours is dingy on top of being hot
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Old July 29th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #2364
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 02:48 PM   #2365
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Line 13 videos

46arthurdu began uploading the videos for on Monday 8/1.

First part (Montrouge to Montparnasse – Bienvenüe) - Uploaded 8/1



Second part (Montparnasse – Bienvenüe to Saint Lazare) - Uploaded 8/2



Third part [Saint Lazare to La Fourche (junction of the two northern branches)] - Uploaded 8/3


At 3:37 in this video, a chime rings, reminiscent of the former chime on Line 14 @ Gare de Lyon

From here, we go to the two northern branches...

Genevillers branch - Uploaded 8/6.



St Denis branch (coming soon)

I will try to update this post as the other parts are uploaded.

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Old August 7th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #2366
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Listing of the Paris Metro complete-line videos

Originally, I had the listing of all of the lines that have been filmed by 46arthurdu on this post, including links to all of the videos. Due to the upload of Line 8, I have reposted the entire list. Please refer to Post #2493 for revisions.

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Old August 7th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #2367
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Hey, thanks for the list! His videos give you a really interesting glimpse into the infrastructure of the Paris Metro system. Though I wonder whether it will still be that interesting if you see it every day as a train operator.

Are Parisian train operators assigned to different lines each time, or do they only operate on one or a few lines?
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Old August 8th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #2368
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Hey, thanks for the list! His videos give you a really interesting glimpse into the infrastructure of the Paris Metro system.
No problem. But I must place my thanks to trainrover, who suggested that I make the list more detailed. Kudos to trainrover!
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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #2369
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Are Parisian train operators assigned to different lines each time, or do they only operate on one or a few lines?
They only operate on one or a few lines.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 02:45 AM   #2370
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I wonder how many times per year they rotate the operators (reassign operators to another line/route after a few months). I know some transit agencies rotate bus & train operators on a quarterly or semi-annual basis.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #2371
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Far less, an operator stay in a sole line for several years.
He can be transfered but any transfer to a new line needs training.
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Oh wow, that is much more tight knit than other transit agencies. I guess RATP has their reasons for this.

Imagine if I were an operator on Line 4....could I really handle 4 years on Line 4? Maybe.......lol.
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This is unrelated to this thread, but I thought I'd post it here. It's a monorail train that I drew up for one of my "fantasy" transit systems. The design of this train is strikingly similar to the MF 77 on the Paris Metro.
Not to get things off track again, but I am wanting to post this sketch of one of the rolling stock that is used for my fantasy subway system. It is called the MP 76 and is based off the MP 73 (though they look more like their Chilean counterparts, the NS 74)



Also to note, all my stations include Siel panels, like the Paris Metro. The architectural style of the stations are mixed; with some stations based off Paris, New York, Washington, DC, and Santiago. There is also an automated line that is based off Line 14 and utilizes rolling stock based on the MP 05.

To minimize clutter on this thread, I will be posting these and other sketches to the two misc threads; MISC | Fantasy Network Maps & MISC | Fantasy Metro vehicles
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Hey Minato, would have any updates for Line 4's stock transition? I noticed on the French Wiki that one MP 59 was taken out of service on August 13. It used to list 45 trains, now it lists 44.

Also, how many MF 01 operate passenger service on Line 5 now?
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:11 AM   #2375
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Second MP89 will be delivered in September.
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Cool. Can't wait to see videos in Sept/Oct.

Tunnel connecting Line 10 to Line 4 @ Odeon.



More MF01

Gare d'Austerlitz


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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM   #2377
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Are door leafs to the MF01 stock no longer equipped with open handles/buttons
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 08:30 AM   #2378
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Yes, like the MP89.
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Is this due to safety reasons?

Invalides

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Old August 29th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #2380
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I do hope that anyone who has complained about breakdowns at Paris Metro Line 14 (METEOR) should've considered how difficult and complex the operation of the service is.

Especially if they are using something like this:



OpenVMS as the operating system and using Ada programming language (which IMHO is a more difficult and higher-level object-oriented programming language compared to Java).

As someone who's taken computer science in their first year, I know what it feels like to be a computer programmer. It's extremely difficult, highly-stressful and will make anyone go insane.

So all I'm saying here is, for people who complain every time Paris Metro Line 14 (METEOR) breaks down, I suggest those complainants take a look at that image I posted.

It's easy to complain but it's difficult to operate something that is highly technical and complex.

The same goes for any driverless train system elsewhere in the world (or any rail transport system that uses a very high degree of software interaction)
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