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Old February 8th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #861
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Thanks Metropolitan.

I find a video of the MF01 in Porte Dauphine.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #862
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I love his sound!!!


@Minato Ku, have you ridden into line 5 with the new loop service at Place de Italie?
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Old February 9th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #863
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I don't remember if the trains with passengers use this loop like Charles de Gaulle Etoile (line 6) or Nation (line 2).
I don't took often the line 5.











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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:34 AM   #864
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When I was in Paris a few years back it was amazing how easy it was to get around the city on the subway, despite such a complex system and me not knowing any French!!
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Old February 10th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #865
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@Minato : They were not using the Place d'Italie loop before but they are since a month or so.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:21 AM   #866
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Hey guys,

This is my first post on scc forum. I've been reading this thread for a few weeks and it's very nice! Beautiful pictures, good informations and discussions.

I'm very interested in the paris metro. I have visited paris one time, and i'm going to visit it again next week!

Now this is my question:
i really like overoveroverovercrowded metros during peakhours. What's the best time to ride the metro and which line should I take to get in the most overcrowded metro?
My feeling says, after reading this thread, around 8:30 in the morning, M1, direction: la defense.

Feel free to suggest me!

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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #867
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I guess that line 13 north of Saint-Lazare southbound in the morning or northbound in the evening is good too. Try to avoid line 3bis.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #868
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This is a mess even in off peak hours the northern line 13 is overcrowded.
The line 1 offer a quite high capacity with long trains and high frequencies.
The northern line 13 has branchs and these branch serve working class districts, so these are very well used but with the branchs there capacity are decreased by two comparared at the other line.
The most crowded part is Mairie de Saint Ouen/Mairie de Clichy - Saint Lazare.

I would also take the line 4 in Gare du Nord to Chatelet, Gare du Nord is the busiest terminal railways station in Europe, serving the very working class norrthern suburbs and districts.
Chatelet is the busiest station in Paris

The overcrowding is even worse in some RER, for la Defense I would take the RER A, it is much more crowded than the metro line 1 already very crowded.

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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM   #869
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Minato was quicker!

I was about to say:
- RER A from Nation westbound towards La Défense ;
- M 13 from St Ouen to St Lazare ;
- or M 4 between Gare du Nord and Montparnasse

definitly the 3 worst trips to make during morning peak hours!
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Old February 13th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #870
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I took the MF01 with LCD screen.

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Old February 13th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #871
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I thought that, after all, they were not going to put any LCD screen in the train. Not enough money. It's just the one who have them or is there more ?
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #872
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I thought that, after all, they were not going to put any LCD screen in the train. Not enough money. It's just the one who have them or is there more ?
There is only one with LCD.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:15 AM   #873
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Every time I take the line 2, i see a MF01.

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Old February 21st, 2009, 02:26 AM   #874
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Why does it take so long to upgrade and expand the system?

MORE METRO FOR PARIS!!
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Old February 21st, 2009, 10:46 AM   #875
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Madrid and China excluded.... can anyone build/expand a metro quickly? It's expensive and difficult work by in large.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #876
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Cabine view MF67


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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #877
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The trains sound similar to the British Rail Class 313s...

I noticed there is space for a 6th car at the stations, is this for every station on the line, and are there any plans for it to be utilised?
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Old February 27th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #878
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All platforms on line 3 are 90 metres long but contrary to the other lines equiped such (e.g. line 1) the traffic on the 3 doesn't justify 6-car trains.

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Old February 27th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #879
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The line 3 is pretty crowded in rush hours.
I admit that for a traffic where most cities would use 8 cars trains, Paris only use 5 cars train.
I didn't heard of any 6 cars MF01 for the line 9.

As I know the line 8 is designed for 7 cars train. (105m)
During the colonial exposition of 1931, 7 cars train ran in this line.
The line 14 can handle 8 cars train (120m)

Unfortunely the line that need the most more cars train (1, 4 and 13) cannot have it without heavy work.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #880
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Traffic on line 3 is on the decline, so my guess is that ordering new cars for that line isn't really on top of RATP's priorities.

You're right about line 9, which runs 5-car trains as well.

Due to a complex heritage line 8 has a short section where platforms are 75 metres long only, which prevents the use of long trains. The 7-car trains used during the 1931 Expo had their 2 last cars condemned in the shorter stations.

I think line 9 is in the same situation, with 105m stations in its eastern half (need checking) and line 7 as well (need checking too).
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