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Old June 17th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #161
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No American. I know the nationality with the accent.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #162
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No American. I know the nationality with the accent.
That puts my essay to shame.

But I can always tell without even listening to them, if you're on the vic it's too loud to hear their accents anyway...

I'm going to Paris sometime at the end of the year, apart from how it looks, what is the Paris Metro like?
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Old June 17th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #163
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I took pictures of five trains types.

MF 67 : pics 14, 15 and 23 (1967 - 1976)
MP 73 : pics 7 and 9 (1974)
MF 77 : pics 2,3,4,25 and 26 (1978 - 198?)
MF 88 : pic 19 (1993)
MP 89 : pics 12 and 13 (1995 - 1999)
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Old June 17th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #164
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I took pictures of five trains types.

MF 67 : pics 14, 15 and 23 (1967 - 1976)
MP 73 : pics 7 and 9 (1974)
MF 77 : pics 2,3,4,25 and 26 (1978 - 198?)
MF 88 : pic 19 (1993)
MP 89 : pics 12 and 13 (1995 - 1999)
What annoys Parisians?
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Old June 17th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #165
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Is that bloke in pic 26 singing to himself?
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Old June 17th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #166
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Paris is a big city, not really the city of love here. It is like London.
So Paris is big, pollued, crowed, dirty and the weather was bad this afternoon.

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Is that bloke in pic 26 singing to himself?
He is not the worst, some people listen music with mobile phone, but without ear-phone.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #167
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You missed me , I rode on a few métro's yesterday

- Gare de l'Est > Montparnasse
- Montparnasse > Bir Hakeim
- Saint Michel > Gare du Nord

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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #168
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Paris is a big city, not really the city of love here. It is like London.
So Paris is big, pollued, crowed, dirty and the weather was bad this afternoon.
It's like London, though people are different in different cities, Americans tend to be brash yet welcoming, Japanese are really polite and courteous but Parisians seem to have a reputation for being rude! I'm not going to judge until I see it, but I don't want the Parisians to hate me!


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He is not the worst, some people listen music with mobile phone, but without ear-phone.
It's mostly youths, though there was American woman on the tube who was doing it, playing bloody Justin Timberlake...
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Old June 18th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #169
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That's who I was on about!

Tourists always do this: they either push on if they're European, or they stand near the door and get in everyones way without realising it, if they're American/Australian, the American/Australians then look around trying to find a seat, and then they spend the rest of the time staring at people, a lot of the time they don't sit down and just stand around. Latinos tend to be similar to the Europeans, yet they seem to always sing about something or laugh loudly, the Europeans are too 'cool' for that. they usually don't do it in a rude way but just seem interested/freaked out. The Europeans just talk loudly and not really care. Latinos tend to be similar to the Europeans, yet they seem to always sing about something or laugh loudly, the Europeans are too 'cool' for that. The Londoners are always the ones that stare at the ground and not make eye contact, or read a newspaper or a book. And the Londoners ones never talk loudly either...

This is of course all stereotyping, but it's mostly my experience...
Sounds like me... or I stare out the window
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #170
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Searching for the Frsts MS 61 RER

Please , Someone Has some pics about the first years of RER with the Firsts MS 61 (Materiel Suburban) on the RER Line A and B ? Thank You very much.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #171
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I have the 2006 journey of Paris metro line with the growth between 2005 and 2006


-- + 4% --165,921,408 -- 16.6 km
-- + 1.5% -- 95,945,503 -- 12.3 km
-- + 2% -- 91,655,659 -- 11.7 km + 1.3 km
-- + 2% -- 155,348,608 -- 10.6 km
-- + 2% -- 92,778,870 -- 14.6 km
-- + 1% -- 104,102,370 -- 13.6 km
-- + 2% -- 121,341,833 -- 22.4 km + 3.1 km
-- + 1.5% -- 92,041,135 -- 22.1 km
-- + 1% -- 119,885,878 -- 19.6 km
-- - 1% -- 40,411,341 -- 11.7 km
-- + 4% -- 46,854,797 -- 6.3 km
-- + 5% -- 81,409,421 -- 13.9 km
-- + 4% -- 114,821,166 -- 22.5 km
-- + 10% -- 62,469,502 -- 7.9 km


Busiest line in Paris metro

14,655,529 pax/km
9,995,265 pax/km
7,907,532 pax/km
7,800,447 pax/km
7,654,586 pax/km
7,437,269 pax/km
7,050,435 pax/km *
6,354,717 pax/km
6,116,626 pax/km
5,856,793 pax/km
5,103,163 pax/km
4,739,915 pax/km *
4,164,757 pax/km
3,453,960 pax/km

* Line 3 and 7 bis are the least busy in Paris, so the number of passengers per kilometer of the line 3 and 7 is higher.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #172
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Sounds like me... or I stare out the window
Most natives of the city are.

I think it's because they don't want to annoy any nutters or invade anyone's personal space...
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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #173
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I have the 2006 journey of Paris metro line with the growth between 2005 and 2006


-- + 4% --165,921,408 -- 16.6 km
-- + 1.5% -- 95,945,503 -- 12.3 km
-- + 2% -- 91,655,659 -- 11.7 km + 1.3 km
-- + 2% -- 155,348,608 -- 10.6 km
-- + 2% -- 92,778,870 -- 14.6 km
-- + 1% -- 104,102,370 -- 13.6 km
-- + 2% -- 121,341,833 -- 22.4 km + 3.1 km
-- + 1.5% -- 92,041,135 -- 22.1 km
-- + 1% -- 119,885,878 -- 19.6 km
-- - 1% -- 40,411,341 -- 11.7 km
-- + 4% -- 46,854,797 -- 6.3 km
-- + 5% -- 81,409,421 -- 13.9 km
-- + 4% -- 114,821,166 -- 22.5 km
-- + 10% -- 62,469,502 -- 7.9 km
Thanks for these new figures Minato. Could you tell me your source ?

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Busiest lines in Paris metro

14,655,529 pax/km
9,995,265 pax/km
7,907,532 pax/km
7,800,447 pax/km
7,654,586 pax/km
7,437,269 pax/km
7,050,435 pax/km *
6,354,717 pax/km
6,116,626 pax/km
5,856,793 pax/km
5,103,163 pax/km
4,739,915 pax/km *
4,164,757 pax/km
3,453,960 pax/km
I'm not that sure that dividing the annual ridership of each line by its length is really the best way to determine how busy a line is.

This necessarily gives a higher figure for the shortest lines which serve only the center rather than to the lines which go deeper into the suburbs. The best evidence of this are lines 8 and 13... which are both definitly busier than line 11 in their central section.

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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #174
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This necessarily gives a higher figure for the shortest lines which serves only the center rather than to the lines which goes deeper in the suburbs. The best evidence of this are lines 8 and 13... which are both definitly busier than line 11 in their central section.
I second this.
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I'm going to Paris sometime at the end of the year, apart from how it looks, what is the Paris Metro like?

The Paris metro is one of my favourite in the world, along with the London Underground.

Like the Tube, it has a lot of history, and like the Tube, this means some stations can look a bit old and dated. But this history is what I love so much about the network.

It differs from the Tube in many ways. The stations are much closer together, and tend to be the type which are wider because they have platforms at either side of the tunnels with both tracks in the middle. There are also some great elevated sections with intricate wrought iron. When I was last there, the ticketing system seemed a lot more dated than London's, but maybe it has an Oyster equivalent by now.

One thing I did notice was far fewer escalators. Not a problem - unless you are lugging your baggage around after arriving, but then many of the stations don't seem as deep as London's.

It is a great network, possibly the densest in the world, and very frequent services. I think you will approve.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #177
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I like the Paris System (Subway and RER) very good. I think it has the best atmosphere, looks and rolling stock in Europe by far. I've visited Paris three times so far. I realy like the long connections between the stations with the long escolators.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #178
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Line 10 in Boulogne Billancourt Southwestern inner suburbs of Paris

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The Paris metro is one of my favourite in the world, along with the London Underground.

Like the Tube, it has a lot of history, and like the Tube, this means some stations can look a bit old and dated. But this history is what I love so much about the network.

It differs from the Tube in many ways. The stations are much closer together, and tend to be the type which are wider because they have platforms at either side of the tunnels with both tracks in the middle. There are also some great elevated sections with intricate wrought iron. When I was last there, the ticketing system seemed a lot more dated than London's, but maybe it has an Oyster equivalent by now.

One thing I did notice was far fewer escalators. Not a problem - unless you are lugging your baggage around after arriving, but then many of the stations don't seem as deep as London's.

It is a great network, possibly the densest in the world, and very frequent services. I think you will approve.
I'm sure I will! Thank you for that.
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I don't really get the map of route M10. Is it a one way loop? Or both ways with the end section served by trains going in one direction?
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