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Old December 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #501
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Ouch, how much damage is there? I rode the RER C from Juvisy to Musee d'Orsay and it had four tracks I recall.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #502
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Well for the moment, the service is not fully restaured, it is a partial service, during rush hour mostly.

The accident occured because a drunk driver who happened to have also consumed cocain, was driving on the bridge road just passing over the tracks.
But the thing is, that it is a curved road so he wasn't able to turn and just went straight into the wall, and a piece of the concrete wall just fell down on the tracks, and then...the picture speaks for itself.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #503
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The most seriously injured passenger is a 14 years old boy who has lost an ear.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 10:59 PM   #504
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RER D, onboard tour
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:03 AM   #505
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Nice video.

arriving in Gare Austerlitz.


It was one year ago, now the tracks are covered.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:30 PM   #506
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western extention.

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http://www.stif.info/IMG/pdf/RERe7dec_.pdf
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Old February 4th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #507
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Is it taking over an existing section of the RER A?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #508
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Yes.
In the future the RER A will have two branchs (Saint Germain and Cergy) instead of three. (Saint Germain, Cergy and Poissy)
The RER E will use the Poissy branch and continue to Mantes la Jolie.

This means an increase of the frequencies for every services. (Especially Cergy and Poissy)
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That's a very nice thread on RER and wonderful work done by Minato to update the thread .

RER is a unique concept and should be implemented in cities of developing countries which are looking for various alternatives to connect far off suburban areas with the city. It's way better than suburban rail.

I have a few questions after going through this thread:

Most of the trains which I have seen here are coupled pairs. Is it to provide more power to the trains or to have the ability to decouple the train into smaller units during off peak hours when there is not much demand for 8/10 car trains ?

Most of the trains (especially double decker trains) do not have level boarding with platform (floor of train is slightly higher than platform level). Is it because platforms were initially designed for differed kind of trains but are now served by other kind of trains ?

I have seen a lot of graffiti in RER stations and trains, much more than other parts of the world. Is it only with RER, or this common in that region ?

There are some stations like these below in RER. Are these kind of stations underground or at surface ?

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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #510
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RER is a unique concept and should be implemented in cities of developing countries which are looking for various alternatives to connect far off suburban areas with the city. It's way better than suburban rail.
How can it be unique when it is a replica themself?
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I have seen a lot of graffiti in RER stations and trains, much more than other parts of the world. Is it only with RER, or this common in that region ?
Well, Graffiti is not really common on rolling stock, I admit that I saw an increase of graffiti on the RER E train.
Anyway nothing beat the metro line 3, in some hours almost every train have graffiti.

Usually graffiti are quickly cleaned.
I suspect a little decrease of maintenance invest in our transportation system.

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There are some stations like these below in RER. Are these kind of stations underground or at surface ?
Both Denfert Rochereau is below and above the surface.
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How can it be unique when it is a replica themself?
Which replica ? Are you talking about Transilien or other systems like S-bahn of Germany. I think RER is different from all of them.
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Which replica ? Are you talking about Transilien or other systems like S-bahn of Germany. I think RER is different from all of them.
The RER is a blueprint of the S-Bahn. The concept of cross-city routes to connect radial suburban lines to diameter lines as well as the creation of a single brand for the whole network has been developed in Berlin. It was just carried over to Paris.
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The RER is a blueprint of the S-Bahn. The concept of cross-city routes to connect radial suburban lines to diameter lines as well as the creation of a single brand for the whole network has been developed in Berlin. It was just carried over to Paris.
Does S-bahn have underground lines in city connecting with the metro/subway like RER ?
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RER is a unique concept and should be implemented in cities of developing countries which are looking for various alternatives to connect far off suburban areas with the city. It's way better than suburban rail.
I don't really understand your comment here. RER is suburban rail.
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I don't really understand your comment here. RER is suburban rail.
Nopes. RER is a hybrid between metro and suburban rail. Transilien of Paris is suburban rail
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Nopes. RER is a hybrid between metro and suburban rail. Transilien of Paris is suburban rail
Suburban rail is rail service that connects suburbs with downtown. RER is just one example of a well implemented suburban rail service. It uses mainline railway rolling stock and operating practices, so you can't really call it a "hybrid". The translilien services uses simalar trains as the RER.

For a real metro-railway hybrid look no further than the Berlin S-Bahn :-)

The Paris RER is anyway not the first example of connecting suburban railways so that trains can run across the city centre to the other side. The Circle Line on the London underground predates the RER by more than a century...
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Suburban rail is rail service that connects suburbs with downtown. RER is just one example of a well implemented suburban rail service. It uses mainline railway rolling stock and operating practices, so you can't really call it a "hybrid". The translilien services uses simalar trains as the RER.
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RER crosses Paris diametrically and provides express services within the city itself, that is people have a faster alternative to metro within the city itself. Transilien and other suburban networks usually provide connectivity from suburbs to city centre and are generally not used for intra-city commute. RER is a dual purpose system - it is useful for both inter-city (like suburban railways) and intra-city commutes (like metro systems), hence it is a unique system IMO.
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RER is a dual purpose system - it is useful for both inter-city (like suburban railways) and intra-city commutes (like metro systems), hence it is a unique system IMO.
In that it is far from Unique. In Germany all S-Bahn systems perform both these funtions. Berlin is a very good example here. In Switzerland the Zürich S-Bahn also serves as a mass transit system within the city. Other examples are Thameslink in London, or even the North-South connection in Brussels.

Paris was actually quite late in offering convenient access from the suburbs to the city centre. In Paris the metro was build with the express purpose to discourage people to move out of the city. That is why very few lines go beyond the périphérique. in London part of the underground was built with the express purpose of linking mainline railways to give direct access from the suburbs to the city , that is why many lines were built to mainline standard, and the system was once even had locomotive hauled district line trains going as far as Southend.

Paris started building the RER at a time when many other European cities were allready running suburban trains across the inner city. The RER is a very good system, but it's not unique.
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Does S-bahn have underground lines in city connecting with the metro/subway like RER ?
Yes, they have. Elevated or tunnel section. Whatever was necessary and deemed feasible.
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