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Old July 30th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #601
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 09:25 PM   #602
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Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Montigny-le-Bretonneux
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:50 PM   #603
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #604
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Luxembourg
I really love Luxembourg station. Its renovation is really great, especially lights. The stone ceiling is just awesome. It's sad there are infiltrations but well.


I think Luxembourg is the oldest fully underground station in Paris. It dates back to 1895, 5 years before the metro.
Can anyone confirm this?
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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #605
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I don't know any older underground station in Paris, so I think it is right.

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Old August 26th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #606
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Old August 26th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #607
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Old August 27th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #608
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Port-Royal is my best RER station in Paris!
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #609
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Yeah i totally agree. This part of the RER B line has the best stations: Luxembourg, Port-Royal, Cité Universitaire...

By the way, does someone know why it is called Port-Royal?? There is no port in this area.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #610
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The name comes from the main abbey of "Port Royal des Champs" near Versailles, founded in a place called "Porrois", later transformed into "Port Royal".
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Why does the station have the name of an abbey located kilometers away from it??
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #612
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Because they built an abbey in this area in 1626 to decongest the older one.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #613
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Port-Royal is my best RER station in Paris!
We would have had a lot of stations just like this one if Paris first metropolitan railway ("Petite Ceinture", "Small Belt" in english) had not been closed in 1937.
More nice pictures here: http://www.loupiote.com/sets/72157600376597410.shtml
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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #615
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A little part of the Petite Ceinture is used by the RER C from Porte de Saint Ouen to Avenue Henri Martin.

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Old August 29th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #616
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A little part of the Petite Ceinture is used by the RER C from Porte de Saint Ouen to Avenue Henri Martin.
BTW, the most part of this section (opened as RER C in the late 80s) is a part of the former "Ligne d'Auteuil" (Gare d'Auteuil-Boulogne <-> Gare de Pont Cardinet).
The ligne d'Auteuil was the last part of the Petite Ceinture still open till the mid 80s... I took that line several times when I was a child and I remember it very well because it looked like the old small railways between small villages in the countryside, and that was quite fun (tiny trains, tiny stations etc) !



Ligne d'Auteuil (1854-1985)




Here are the two closed stations of the former Ligne d'Auteuil:

Auteuil-Boulogne (1854-1985)
Early 80s

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Nowadays


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Passy-La Muette (1854-1985)
Early 80s

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Nowadays


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Early 80s (between Passy-La Muette station and Avenue Henri Martin station)

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Nowadays

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Here are the four stations of the former Ligne d'Auteuil closed in 1985 and reopened as RER C stations in 1988:

Avenue Henri Martin (1854-1985, reopened in 1988)
Nowadays

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Avenue Foch (1854-1985, reopened in 1988)
Early 80s

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Neuilly-Porte Maillot (1854-1985, reopened in 1988)
Early 80s

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Pereire-Levallois (1854-1985, reopened in 1988)
Early 80s

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Nowadays

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The section between Pereire and Pont Cardinet was closed in 1996.
From 1988 till 1996 there were shuttles between these two stations in order to make the junction from the RER C at Pereire with the suburban trains of the St-Lazare lines at Pont Cardinet.
BTW, originally, the Ligne d'Auteuil ended at St-Lazare (from 1854 to 1922).

Pont Cardinet (1854-1996 for this part of the station, the other part of the station is still in use)
Early 80s

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Mid 90s (Pont Cardinet <-> Pereire shuttle at Pont Cardinet station)

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petiteceinture.org

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Part still in use

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Old August 31st, 2010, 03:32 AM   #617
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Subterrenean RER stations, although spacious, are hideous and bleak, like underground car parks. Although this his a certain atmosphere, I doubt most travellers want to feel like they've stumbled into a Massive Attack video.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:26 PM   #618
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Anyway these are the RER C stations, without any doubt the worst underground stations.
This line was cheaply build by only using old railway lines, excepted 1 km of new tunnel build between Invalides and Musée d'Orsay station.
Every summer much of the central part close to be renovated, these renovations work will end in 2017.

The central RER C is also know for its increadible speed in the central section (40 km/h) because the old tunnel near the Seine river are fragile and difficulty bear too heavy vibration.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 02:21 AM   #619
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Sorry Minato, but I'm kinda confused by what you just said.

The tunnel near the Seine river is fragile and cant withstand heavy vibration? I'm guessing the this results in the trains having to travel at a certain speed? Are there plans to build an alternative tunnel?

The central parts of RER C system are under renovation at this time?
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There is no plan to build an alternative tunnel and the heavy renovation work are during the summer (closure every summer between 1995 and 2017).
The central section of the RER C just reopened the last week.

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