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Old November 21st, 2009, 03:01 PM   #1021
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Place d'Italie on M5 : there is an eight-gap (is it the right expression ?), because the station is on the loop so is in curve. This is a test for the future automatised M1.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 03:17 PM   #1022
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I do not agree: Metro line 1 and RER A are a real nightmare for Parisians and commuters. And the nightmare clearlly takes shape in Nation (when the direction is Paris' west morning and eastern suburbs at night). In fact it depends on when you take it: during the day it is ess more busy than during rush hour.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 10:03 PM   #1023
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I wasn't speaking about the station or the line that serve nation but about the district around Nation.

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Old November 24th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1024
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I'm back now and I have to say that Nation is indeed a nice area, the station could be a bit busy but nothing extreme. The only strange thing that I noticed about the station were the funky red plastic seats on the RER-platforms, who ever came up with that design?
And about the overcrowding issue: I always find the RER B much more cramped in the evening rush than the RER A (I have no experience with the morning rush as I only leave my hotel around 10 when I'm on a holiday).
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Old November 29th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #1025
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WIN A FREE COPY OF NEW PARIS METRO BOOK!

Here's a fun Christmas quiz: study the familiar Paris pocket Metro map below.

Station names have been altered to reflect the subjects covered in the book "Paris Underground - the maps, stations and design of the Metro" http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Undergro.../dp/0143116398. 


They are all either a play-on-words, of geographic relevance or have (albeit in some cases rather remote!) connections to the real station name.

The question is to decipher the thinking behind each stations re-naming! Use a copy of the current metro diagram to help!http://www.ratp.info/orienter/f_plan...df=metro&lang=

The entries with the most correct list of reasons why they believe the re-naming was chosen will be placed in a hat and the winner picked at random will WIN A FREE COPY of the book! 


(Competition will appear elsewhere. It closes Friday 18 December. Prize will be posted so that it hopefully arrives in time for Xmas! Send your guesses to: [email protected])

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Old November 30th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #1026
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Old November 30th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #1027
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Nice picture : you can see a MF77 on line M7, who goes to Ivry (you can see the little yellow lights). And the tracks just on the first plan are for line M5.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #1028
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Here's a fun Christmas quiz: study the familiar Paris pocket Metro map below.

Station names have been altered to reflect the subjects covered in the book "Paris Underground - the maps, stations and design of the Metro" http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Undergro.../dp/0143116398. 


They are all either a play-on-words, of geographic relevance or have (albeit in some cases rather remote!) connections to the real station name.

The question is to decipher the thinking behind each stations re-naming! Use a copy of the current metro diagram to help!http://www.ratp.info/orienter/f_plan...df=metro&lang=

The entries with the most correct list of reasons why they believe the re-naming was chosen will be placed in a hat and the winner picked at random will WIN A FREE COPY of the book! 


(Competition will appear elsewhere. It closes Friday 18 December. Prize will be posted so that it hopefully arrives in time for Xmas! Send your guesses to: [email protected])

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OK here's a clue:
The actual station "Maison Blanche" has been renamed "Washington" etc!
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Old November 30th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #1029
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Does anyone have information on the capacity of single lines per hour? Do they have different capacities or all the same?
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1030
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The station Laumière was renamed Mexico City, after the general Laumière who was killed in Mexico City.

Bercy renamed into Tax, since Bercy is the nickname of the Ministry of Finance

Luxembourg RER B station renamed Ligne de Sceaux since RER B is build on the ancient 'Sceaux line' railway
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 11:13 AM   #1031
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Invalides is renamed Napoleon because he was interned there?

Revolution is the Bastille, for obvious reasons.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 01:50 PM   #1032
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line 7bis
Danube renamed as Viena after the river in the austrian capital

line 11
Pyrenees --> Spain, coz these mountains creat the natural border between France and Spain

Line 4
Simplon-->switzerland: Sipmlon is the mountain pass with the importan european route in Switzerland, also railway tunnel
Chateau Rouge --> Colour after the original name meaning RED castle

Line 1/2/6
Charles de Gaulle --> Turning loop: huge rondabout but also the turning loop for line 6 and the ancient turning loop for line 1 - today not used because of the extension the line 1 to Defence

Line 1
George V --> Britain: Georges V was the british king
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 03:22 PM   #1033
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The station Laumière was renamed Mexico City, after the general Laumière who was killed in Mexico City.

Bercy renamed into Tax, since Bercy is the nickname of the Ministry of Finance

Luxembourg RER B station renamed Ligne de Sceaux since RER B is build on the ancient 'Sceaux line' railway
Nice one SeyMan and three out of three! BRAVO!

And Falubaz: EXCELLENT! All correct!

Have a go at some of the others when you get time? :-)

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 03:25 PM   #1034
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RER C "New York" : you can see the small statue of Liberty not too far.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 04:44 PM   #1035
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As a tourist, i liked the old trains with rubber wheels, although i've missed quite a few stations because i was waiting for the doors to open automatically!!! But i guess for those who live there it must be really annoying!!! They should do a lot of things to improve the subway system.....change trains, make the stations a little more accesible, prettier, and some of them had an awful smell!!!

But i would change Athen's subway with the metropolitain in a second.....paris has a huge system, and some lines that goes above the river, looking like postcards!!!
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 08:59 PM   #1036
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Line 11 (or line 3 i dont remeber on which platform it was)
Arts et metiers --> Art Deco because of the nice decoration (unusual) of the station, here the picture:

[IMG]http://i47.************/121bq79.jpg[/IMG]

Line1/11
Hotel de Ville --> Mairie de Paris: that's where the parisian city hall/mairie really is

line14
Bibliotheque--> President (the bibliotheque named after Francois Mitterand, the former french president)

line4/10
Odeon-->Media (odeon in ancient Greece was a place/building for singing, poetry and other musical shows, so the name Media is pretty logical
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 09:34 PM   #1037
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Line 4
Les Halles --> marketing (there is the shopping/culture centre near this station, which was a marketplace in the past)

line 1/14 RER A

Gare de Lyon --> Mainline (first line of the TGV, Paris-Lyon which is still the main TGV-network line)

Line 14
Olympiades --> Games (for obvious reason)

line 6/9
Trocadero --> Madrid (after a Battle in southern spain in Trocadero)

Line 7
Port d'Italy-->Italy (obvious)

RER C
Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel -->Eiffel (obvious)

I suggest to put a cross on stations that have been already 'solved', so that we avoid confusion about which are stil not 'taken'

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Travelator = Montparnasse — Bienvenüe clearly because of the long travelator that connects the two parts of the station.

Transilien = Saint-Lazare, biggest Transilien station in Paris.

Quai de la RATP = Not sure of real station name but this is the closest station to the headquarters of the RATP.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #1039
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are there any new lines / stations coming?
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Line 4
Les Halles --> marketing (there is the shopping/culture centre near this station, which was a marketplace in the past)

line 1/14 RER A

Gare de Lyon --> Mainline (first line of the TGV, Paris-Lyon which is still the main TGV-network line)

Line 14
Olympiades --> Games (for obvious reason)

line 6/9
Trocadero --> Madrid (after a Battle in southern spain in Trocadero)

Line 7
Port d'Italy-->Italy (obvious)

RER C
Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel -->Eiffel (obvious)

I suggest to put a cross on stations that have been already 'solved', so that we avoid confusion about which are stil not 'taken'
Falubaz you're well and truly in the lead here! Bravo!! (Yes some of them are a bit obvious and corny but I had a list of 400 or 500 subjects covered in the book and I just had to make as many as possible fit!) :-)
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