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Old August 1st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #281
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Old August 4th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #282
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isn't Chatelet les Halles is the largest metro station in the world man i will probably get lost if i am there and all.

but i still say Arbur is huge which i don't get shouldn't Arbur be called the largest metro station in the world as well?
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #283
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Largest underground station in the world..... not sure if that means largest metro station.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #284
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isn't Chatelet les Halles is the largest metro station in the world man i will probably get lost if i am there and all.

but i still say Arbur is huge which i don't get shouldn't Arbur be called the largest metro station in the world as well?
It's difficult to say: in fact Chatelet les Halles itself is not that big. But Chatelet is 3 different stations linked together: Chatelet les Halles (lines A, B, D and 14), les Halles (line 4), Chatelet (lines 1 and 4) and Chatelet-Pont au Change (lines 7 and 11)
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:55 AM   #285
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I'm curious what ways, if any, are being considered to increase capacity, particularly on Line A... If it already runs at 90s/2m frequencies, have they thought about changing interior configuration (longitudinal seating) or increasing train lengths (it seems they are all 8 cars?)? Is there express/limited service, or are all trains local?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 02:56 AM   #286
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There are 3 different rolling stocks: ms61 (9 carriages), mi84 (8 carriages) and mi2n (double decker 10 carriages). unfortunately the mi84 dominates.
The way they will increase capacity is to quickly buy additional mi2n. I think they should have considered 4 doors single decked trains with longitudinal seating instead of 3 doors double decked trains. They could try the longitudinal seating on one of the old ms61 as half of them will be scrapped soon.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #287
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have they also thought of extending platforms or adding more trains to the line A of RER since the RER can be shared with the transilinen as well.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #288
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I don't think they can add more trains to RER A. The line runs at capacity with frequencies that are almost unbelievable. Perhaps some 'metro-like' trains with longitudinal seating would make it easier to fit more people on the existing trains, but I think the long-term solution is to extend more metro lines to La Defense so that pressure can be taken off RER A. I've heard it's busiest east-west in the mornings and west-east in the evenings.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #289
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I've heard it's busiest east-west in the mornings and west-east in the evenings.
That's right indeed. There are much fewer jobs in the Eastern half of the city.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #290
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but I think the long-term solution is to extend more metro lines to La Defense so that pressure can be taken off RER A.
Of course, and everybody agree that the line E will go there. But the problem is that we are in Paris, not in Shanghai or even in Madrid: we will need 10 years to do that. And the point is: what will we do the next 10 years while la Defense business district is still booming?
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To increase capacity they could construct double decker platforms. That way there were no or less need for staircases between the two levels in the train . Which would increase the capacity of the trains itself by a third and double the boarding capacity.
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Of course, and everybody agree that the line E will go there. But the problem is that we are in Paris, not in Shanghai or even in Madrid: we will need 10 years to do that. And the point is: what will we do the next 10 years while la Defense business district is still booming?
You would be amazed at how fast things can get done when the political will exists. If the people band together and demand better connectivity to La Defense, then the government will respond.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 08:52 PM   #293
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #294
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Are RER lines run by SNCF?
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Do RER trains drive on the right or left?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #296
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exactly also i think the BART Metro in SF is also like the RER.

also London is joining too with the Crossrail project as well and they have the FCC as well (First Capital Connect)

also if anyone is out there can anybody put more pictures of it i mean stations like La Defense and also the world's largest underground station or something like that?
Probably Istanbul's Marmaray project will be like an "intercontinental RER"
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #297
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RER train run at the left.

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Are RER lines run by SNCF?
The Cergy and Poissy western branchs of the RER A are run by the SNCF
The northern branch of the RER B is run by the SNCF.
RER C, D and E are entirely run by the SNCF.

If most of the RER system is operated by the SNCF, the RATP RER carry more passengers.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 02:29 PM   #298
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Do RER trains share tracks with SNCF trains or they have their separate tracks, much like Berlin S-Bahn?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 02:38 PM   #299
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No, they don't. Each RER line has its tracks, so not only they don't share the track with other passenger/freight train traffic, they don't share the track with any other RER line either.

There's an exception to this however, and that's the portion between Gare du Nord and Châtelet used jointly by lines B and D.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:45 PM   #300
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unfortunately there is more than one exception where RER lines share tracks with other systems (Transilien suburban trains, and intercity trains as well), and I'm not talking about sharing the same ROW but really mean the same tracks.
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