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Old January 1st, 2017, 10:18 PM   #5761
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Neat!

I'm on the Paris Metro Simulator and it has been updated to include the MF 77 railcars and the 7b/3b combination line (a.k.a. the future 19).
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Old January 1st, 2017, 10:39 PM   #5762
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What exactly needs to be done to start operations just on the existing 7b/3b route? How long would it take?
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 03:34 AM   #5763
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I'm sure it's just like any major transit project. While some studies may have already been done, there are probably more that have to be conducted, plus analyzing the costs associated with the connection.

Plus, factor in new railcars, track/signal upgrades, station renovations, plus overhauling Haxo so that it can be opened to public use.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 01:34 AM   #5764
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Line 4's platforms at Montparnasse-Bienvenue will close for work from February 27 to May 27 !!!
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Old January 17th, 2017, 12:07 AM   #5765
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Châtelet

A part of the new Marguerite de Navarre entrance is open
(not yet the access to the street, its links with the Forum des Halles shopping mall).


One of the moving walkway between lines 7/11 and lines 1/4/14 is completed
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Old January 17th, 2017, 01:00 AM   #5766
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Ahh. So this is where I have to come to see your photos Minato?

At least now I can get more regular updates on my other favorite system. I miss it so.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 01:46 AM   #5767
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Even here I'm not very active these days. I have been very busy professionally lately.

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 02:11 PM   #5768
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in metro system what next is scheduled to open?
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 03:04 PM   #5769
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Grand Paris Express civil works awarded
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FRANCE: Project promoter Société du Grand Paris announced on February 1 that it had awarded a joint venture led by Bouygues Travaux Publics a €968m contract to undertake civil works on Section T2A of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express network, running from Villejuif Louis-Aragon to Créteil l’Echat.

The contract includes the construction of a 6∙6 km double-track tunnel with an internal diameter of 8∙7 m, as well as an access shaft for the two TBMs to be deployed on the project. The joint venture will also undertake civil works for the stations at Créteil l’Echat, Vert-de-Maisons, Les Ardoines and Vitry Centre

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 10:38 PM   #5770
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in metro system what next is scheduled to open?
I would say the extention of line 12 to Mairie d'Aubervilliers followed by the line 14 to Mairie de Saint Ouen
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Some signs indicating the closure of the line 4 platforms at Montparnasse



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Petition for the improvement of line 13: https://www.change.org/p/comit%C3%A9...s-de-transport
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Old February 4th, 2017, 09:04 PM   #5772
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Bouygues? Wow! What a surprise! The main contractor on the ongoing metro extension in my native Copenhagen is the Italian company Salini. This is according to EU rules that all contracts must be offered in Europe-wide competitive bidding. Do the French authorities ever accord major railway contracts to non-French companies?
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Old February 4th, 2017, 10:24 PM   #5773
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Bouygues? Wow! What a surprise! The main contractor on the ongoing metro extension in my native Copenhagen is the Italian company Salini. This is according to EU rules that all contracts must be offered in Europe-wide competitive bidding. Do the French authorities ever accord major railway contracts to non-French companies?
Why according major construction contracts to stranger companies when you have tons of big construction companies in your country ? (Vinci, Bouygues, Eiffage...)

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They are already extending line 14 to Saint-Ouen...
BTW I take line 13 every days from Guy Moquet to St-denis Université and it's not that bad...
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Bouygues? Wow! What a surprise! The main contractor on the ongoing metro extension in my native Copenhagen is the Italian company Salini. This is according to EU rules that all contracts must be offered in Europe-wide competitive bidding. Do the French authorities ever accord major railway contracts to non-French companies?
Assuming these tenders are following the rules, the subsequent answer can only be that it is really hard to beat the French giants, in their home ground at least. I suspect that the fact that they still have a fair bit of the productive facilities still in France helps a lot to giv better prices.

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They are already extending line 14 to Saint-Ouen...
BTW I take line 13 every days from Guy Moquet to St-denis Université and it's not that bad...
I sometimes use the other branch. From about Clichy to Saint-Lazare it can be really, really bad. Luckily I have line J closer to me than line 13.
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From Metro Report

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ACC to refurbish Paris metro cars
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FRANCE: The board of Paris metro operator RATP has named ACC Ingénierie et Maintenance as preferred bidder for a contract to refurbish up to 130 steel-wheeled MF77 trainsets operating on lines 7 and 8. Potentially costing up to €82m, the refurbishment programme is being equally funded by RATP and Ile-de-France transport authority STIF.

Worth €50m over five years, the initial phase of the programme will see 15 trainsets operating on Line 8 receive new floors and a technical upgrade. From summer 2018 the same work will be carried out on 71 trainsets operating on Line 7, which are to also receive a new interiors featuring improved lighting and a more modern colour scheme

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Old February 8th, 2017, 11:40 PM   #5776
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Signs about the closure of line 4's platforms at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe

Inside line 12

Inside line 4


Transfers between line 4 and line 12 will be done at street level
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Old February 9th, 2017, 01:45 AM   #5777
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Signs about the closure of line 4's platforms at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe

Inside line 12

Inside line 4


Transfers between line 4 and line 12 will be done at street level
Will there be an extra fee levied for travelers switching between those two lines? I know that transferring at street level may require an extra fee (unless you have a commuter card, similar to the setup found with Lexington Avenue/63rd in NYC).
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Construction is a highly localized activity. Without leaving the French government (all levels) out of blame, here is what happens in several (not all) EU countries:

- bureaucracy surrounding construction is very idiosyncratic
- labor laws are very complex
- domestic construction companies have the expertise to deal with all that bureaucracy
- any foreign competitor is usually in a consortium with a local partner

In countries where there is more transparency and predictability, more foreign competitors can actually compete in an efficient way.

There is also tons of sub-contracting in a project like subway lines, even if the lead contractor is domestic. This is why Swiss, Italian and German companies are often supplying tunneling services all over the continent, for instance.

Much more suspicious is the way rolling stock or signaling projects are awarded...
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Yesterday I took the Saint-Denis branch of line 13 for the first time in a while (twice, in both directions). It was out of rush hour but it was really bad. Thank **** I don't have to rely on that line.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 09:35 PM   #5780
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Source: http://www.leparisien.fr/paris-75013...17-6666699.php

If an MP 73 was involved, it may be crying out for retirement since they are over 40 years old, and I do not know if the RATP wants to replace them with MP 14 or MP 89.
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