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Old February 20th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #4541
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By the way, about Madeleine station cleaning:

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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:38 AM   #4542
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Créteil - L'Échat



The bus map of inner Paris is pretty useless here, they should have put the bus map in the southeastern inner suburbs.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:10 PM   #4543
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Porte d’Orléans
The new entrances are almost done, opening in March



View form the soutrhbound platforms



The dark Porte d'Orleans of the past months is now just a bad memory. -(post#3862)
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 11:40 AM   #4544
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As far I understood from this movie, maden by RATP, it explanes the dreinage problems inside metro stations. AS it said, RATP is planned to spend 40 million euros in next 2 years for upgraging stations facilities from flooding at the following stations: Palais-Royal, Gare de Lyon, Bastille, Stalingrad, Sentier, Réaumur Sébastopol, Etoile, Concorde, Champs Elysées, Gare de l'Est, Luxembourg.

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Massive floods in Paris occurred in 1910 - you can see, everywhere in the city, numerous marks on the walls, showing the maximum height reached by the water.

It was the biggest natural disaster ever in an european capital city until 2002 (flood of the Vltava in Prague).

Since then, the risk of flood is a major preoccupation for the authorities in Paris.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1910_Great_Flood_of_Paris

Some pictures including one of the Odeon metro station :

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=pari...%201910&m=tags

The page about the flood on the French Wikipedia with a picture of Saint Michel railway station (now part of the RER C) :

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crue_de..._photographies

Remember that the soil in Paris is saturated with water. Everyday, pumps extract hundreds of litres of water from the metro.

Here are other pics of the metro in 1910 (the flow caused the collapse of the roof of the station Bercy ; miraculously, no one was drowned) :
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 07:19 PM   #4545
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Old March 4th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #4546
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There is a discussion in Amsterdam about the new wayfinding signs. The metro of Paris is considered as an example for the multilingual signs use by a number of people.

What part of the Paris metro is multilingual? I have seen signs like this:


What are the guidelines at the Paris metro, when only in French, when multilingual? And how much is multilingual? It seems that 'Sortie' is never been translated for example, with the exception of the train stations.

Thanks in advance!
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Old March 4th, 2014, 12:18 PM   #4547
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Paris metro has very few words in its wayfinding signs, its is as simple as possible.
The word "Sortie" is the only French word you need to know when using the metro, we could maybe translate it but I think it is a common sens for any visitor to know some basic words and it is not hard to guess its meaning.

As you said, direction to trains station are multilingual.
Emergency exits are multilingual same for basic rules.

I am not in Paris during this week, so I can't take picture to make a clear guidelines.
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Though it's no surprise to me that there is money made from filming scenes in the Metro. I gotta wonder where that money goes.

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Old March 8th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #4549
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After some test, the first one being Censier-Daubenton, Ratp is replacing the old fluorescent lighting by new LED (light emitting diode) tubes.
Because they have the same size than the old tubes they can be put in the old lamps (without starters and ballast off course, that have to be removed).
On this picture you can see the new LED tubes in Nation.
I'have seen them in Gare de Lyon also, above line 1 staircases. image hosted on flickr

20140307_155744.jpg par augusto135, sur Flickr
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #4550
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Minato ku, you are an awesome contributor (and moderator as well), and I totally appreciate all your effort, but I also had hard time understanding you last post With some share of educated guesses, it maybe should be understood as below:

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Impossible, just because stations are closed, it doesn't mean that there is no train running inside.
Arsenal is between Quai de la Rapée and Bastille on line 5, the station is closed, but the trains of line 5 still use the tracks.
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But you are still awesome
An entire response to correct THAT? Grammar Nazi Alert. Get a grip, if you couldn't discern what he meant, then you need more comprehension help than he does with grammar.
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The new exits at the Porte d'Orleans station have been opened this afternoon. The elevator is not ready yet. Will be great for my pregnant missus.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:46 PM   #4552
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Porte d’Orléans, new north entrances/exits.

Northbound







Southbound

The picture is darker than the reality.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #4553
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Quite discreet. There is not any high Metro sign around the new entrance?
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #4554
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Not for the moment, maybe something will be added later.
They could put a M sign on the lifts.

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After some test, the first one being Censier-Daubenton, Ratp is replacing the old fluorescent lighting by new LED (light emitting diode) tubes.
The RATP has even made an exhibition at line 9 platforms of Franklin Roosevelt about it, last year.
Post #3810 for the exhibition and post #3710 about this change.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 10:21 PM   #4555
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Olympiades
First MP05 in service on the line

As always a great video by ErebosSan
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An entire response to correct THAT? Grammar Nazi Alert. Get a grip, if you couldn't discern what he meant, then you need more comprehension help than he does with grammar.
My pen is my *****: Did you author all that with your very own joystick?
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First MP05 in service on the line

As always a great video by ErebosSan
Awesome! ErebosSan always makes great videos with unique vantage points!
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Old March 11th, 2014, 02:48 PM   #4559
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I was in Paris for a few days last week ; I get out of the TGV, first thing to do in Montparnasse : to reload my navigo pass ...

Here's the result : the machine "ate" my card ; I had to call an agent from the SNCF for help to recover it. He switched off the machine. Six Hours later it was still out of order... (warning : i chose not to resize the pic !)



As you can see, it uses Windows XP
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Hey, don't slag off XP. I still use it and still believe it was the best (alternative read: "least shit") OS Windows ever made.
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