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Old October 23rd, 2008, 02:52 AM   #741
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Interresting graphic showing ridership growth in 10 years.


Workday traffic in thousand passengers.
  • October 15, 1998: The new line 14 was inaugurated between Madeleine and Bibliothèque François Mitterrand.
  • December 3, 2000: Opening of the RER C Bibliothèque François Mitterrand station.
  • December 16, 2003: Line 14 was extended north from Madeleine to Saint-Lazare.
  • June 26, 2007: Line 14 was extended south from Bibliothèque François Mitterrand to Olympiades.



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Old October 23rd, 2008, 10:37 PM   #742
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You might be suprised that a line 14 opened in 1937
I'm not. The neat thing about Paris extensions --as opposed to prolongements-- is the network being progressively built up in segments there, such that a route has seen itself re-routed, aligned along another right-of-way (mostly some new tunnel, right?), a few times in its history.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #743
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Question:

Does the Paris Metro have any stations similar to the "tube" style stations in the London Underground? The kind of station I'm referring to are the "divided" stations with one track per tube, if you catch my drift?

Or, to put it in picture form, these kind of stations:



Pics would be appreciated, just to satisfy my curiosity.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #744
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The outer platforms at the underground RER E stations are kinda like that.

I think there are some stations on the Metro, but they are not deep level like London's.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #745
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I LOVE elevated metro lines (everywhere I've seen them: NYC, London, Paris & Berlin). I've yet to see the queen of elevated metros...Chicago's L-Train. I love the use of old iron or steel as well as the graffiti often associated with elevated lines. Meanwhile, here are some of Paris:

Both Metro lines 2 and 6 are mostly elevated and go underground near their western and eastern ends, which they both have in common (Place Etoile/Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Nation). So in a way lines 2 and 6 both complete a loop around oval Paris-proper somewhere near the middle of the oval/ellipse. What I like about these lines is that they allow people to see a more live-and-work Paris. In fact, both elevated lines that together form a loop also form a boundary that roughly contain touristy Paris inside.

Line 2 in the Right Bank (North Paris)


Line 6 in the Left Bank (South Paris)
Are there any elevated subways in London?
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Old October 25th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #746
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The best prot of elevated metros is that they "fly" above the streets so you can see a panoramic view of the city instead of a black tunnel wall.
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The only tube-like station I can think of is the Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame station of the RER B:


*wikipedia*

But several stations of the metro have on track per tube, although they have a very different design from the London ones. Here is a pic of the funny Mirabeau station, where metros stop only in one direction:


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Old October 26th, 2008, 12:45 AM   #748
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The best prot of elevated metros is that they "fly" above the streets so you can see a panoramic view of the city instead of a black tunnel wall.
Yes, but most viaducts look awful from the outside!
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #749
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Are there any elevated subways in London?
There is an Ask The Tubeman thread...

There are small elevated sections, but none in Central London.

Of course there is the DLR, but this is mostly outside of Zone 1.

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Yes, but most viaducts look awful from the outside!
The ones in Paris are very attractive and complement their surroundings well.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #750
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In central Paris there three lines that have overground sections

These overground parts show an quite unusal Paris (touristic view because it is usual for Parisian ), with of course 19th century building, quite ugly 60's-70's buildings (high-rises in the line 6) and new office and resiencial building build after the 1990's

I love the New York gritty feel that do the line 2 overground section.











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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #751
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When I visited Paris, I rode lines 2 and 6, and the views were amazing for me, because I felt myself into "true Paris" (of course, it's a very touristic view). The elevated section of Line 2 is very charming, it has a sort of architecture, something that does not happen in most elevated sections of other systems.
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Yes, but most viaducts look awful from the outside!
Most do, but not the ones in Paris. As shown by the photos above they can be very elegant and there are better examples still than the ones shown. Paris is almost unique in the world for it's attractive elevated rail. Usually these can be quite grotty, especially like many of the ones in the US. I am also not a fan usually of the modern ones as well found in Vancouver or Asia, though I do like the modern one in the Hague.

Berlin also used to have a really elegant elevated rail before the last war. It was extremely intricate in detailed cast iron work. Sadly most was destroyed in the war and replaced with more "functional" framework. That said, it is still the 2nd most attractive elevated network I have seen and the stations are also interesting.
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There is an Ask The Tubeman thread...

There are small elevated sections, but none in Central London.

Of course there is the DLR, but this is mostly outside of Zone 1.



The ones in Paris are very attractive and complement their surroundings well.
As I recall, much of the District Line (in west London) is elevated.
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The only tube-like station I can think of is the Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame station of the RER B:


*wikipedia*

But several stations of the metro have on track per tube, although they have a very different design from the London ones. Here is a pic of the funny Mirabeau station, where metros stop only in one direction:


*flickr*
That first pic is very 'tube' like...thanks for posting!
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And that's one of the few station in the world, if not the only one, to be right under a river: from one exit you get out on the river Seine southern bank and from the other one you get out on the Cité island.
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As I recall, much of the District Line (in west London) is elevated.
Its "elevated", it doesnt have pillars undeneath just raised ground, parts of the central and picaddliy lines are like that too.
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Its "elevated", it doesnt have pillars undeneath just raised ground, parts of the central and picaddliy lines are like that too.
The District/Piccadilly lines are on brick viaducts between just west of Hammersmith and just east of Acton Town. It's not really that much...
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In the pictures made with my news camera, this is the only of the viaducs.



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This week (thursday) I will take picture of the viaduc section with the famous and beautiful Austerliz bridge.
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Way nicer than elevated trains in Brooklyn or Queens.
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Nice pics, MinatoKu. What kind of camera did you get?
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