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Old June 13th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #1261
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I really liked the Paris Metro during my short stay in Paris. It's convenient, frequent and easy to use. Although it doesn't have as many escalators as the London Underground, it's not as deep, so there really is no need. The trains I used were clean and modern and I was very impressed. On another note, I liked the RER too, although I only used RER-C.
I agree. And I only used RER C as well. Metro Lines I rode on include: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and maybe 10, 12, and 13.

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I was wondering if line 14 used a wider version of the MP89 than line 1.
I'm very certain that both variants of the MP89 are exactly the same. The only difference is the driver's cabin in the MP89CC.

My understanding is that the MP05 is nearly exactly the same as the MP89 (with some mechanical differences, plus they will have A/C)
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Old June 13th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #1262
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The Mp89 used on line 14 is the same as the MP89 used on line 1 with the exception of the Driver Cab. But still there is a control panel hidden from the passengers in the front and rear cars.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #1263
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I really liked the Paris Metro during my short stay in Paris. It's convenient, frequent and easy to use. Although it doesn't have as many escalators as the London Underground, it's not as deep, so there really is no need. The trains I used were clean and modern and I was very impressed. On another note, I liked the RER too, although I only used RER-C.
Well I think that it's not a bad system but stations are not very clean and interchange was not planned correctly before building specially at Câtelet, where you have to walk long distances in order to change line.

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Old June 18th, 2010, 08:59 PM   #1264
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Chatelet is several stations that merged in a single one.
Wikipedia has a good article about the history of Chatelet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A..._M%C3%A9tro%29
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Old June 20th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #1265
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Neat pics
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Old June 20th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #1266
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So I looked at Wikipedia and noticed the expansion plans for Lines 4 and 14. I think it would be pretty cool for the two lines to one day meet up at around Saint Quen.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 04:49 AM   #1267
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Okay, I don't know if anyone here can answer this, but the more I see videos of the MF88, the more I wonder. Did RATP originally intend to use the MF88 on other lines before the whole snafu with them occured? It seems very ridiculous to me to have confined the trains to such a small line, taking away the fact that problems occured with the trains later on.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:23 AM   #1268
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No they were more of a prototype to be tested on a higher scale in service, to experiment with the integral incirculation, to let people move between cars safely and at the same time increase the standing space.

And since the 7bis line is short and the headways are longer, it is a perfect line to test the rolling stock.

A previous train was also tested before the Mf88 in order to introduce integral intercirculation on trains, it was called the BOA, a single test train runned on line 5 but has since been retired from service.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:50 AM   #1269
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I see. Thanks
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Old June 24th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #1270
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So I looked at Wikipedia and noticed the expansion plans for Lines 4 and 14. I think it would be pretty cool for the two lines to one day meet up at around Saint Quen.
In fact it is three.
The line 13 also serve Saint Ouen.
"Mairie de Saint Ouen" is the most likely to become the interchange station between these lines.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #1271
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That's pretty awesome!

Found this old music video on YouTube (French). I have no clue when it was made, but it has scenes inside parts of Line 11 & 7b. Perhaps a couple others. Trains include the MP55, MP59, and I think one clip of an MF77.

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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #1272
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"C'est Comme Vous Voulez", by Alain Souchon (1985) !

Great song and good memories btw
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This clip brang me a question: when were the blue-turquoise-colored tranis repainted and why?
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Old June 25th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #1274
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mid-90s, with the removal of the 1st class cars and in order to harmonize trains' colors with new RATP' colors !
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Old June 25th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1275
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:49 PM   #1276
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Neat video. I so can't wait til next year when they start running the MP 89CCs on Line 4.

A lot of stations have such narrow stairways. :P

Not much can be done about them I guess, they were built long ago...
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Metro : Percentage of trains actually running during peak times compared to the number of trains planned
RER and Transilien : Percentage of commuters arriving on time or with a delay of less than five minutes at their destination throughout the day.
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That's great! Less delay, always good

I stumbled upon this next video. And I ask, how often does this happen? An MP 73 on Line 11?

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That's great! Less delay, always good
No in fact, delays increase but you couldn't see it as we only see the 2009 year.

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I stumbled upon this next video. And I ask, how often does this happen? An MP 73 on Line 11?
There is at least one MP73 running on the line 11
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Why would that be though? Perhaps one MP 59 got too old for service?

What about Line 4? Has there ever been any "oddball" situations there?
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