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Old August 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #1361
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Cergy-Saint-Christophe

I didn't have the time to wait for a RER A train, so you will only see Z 6400 of the L.


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Old August 14th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #1363
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Pierrefitte - Stains

North branch of the RER D along the main track of Gare du Nord.





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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #1364
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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #1365
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Some very very interesting pictures Minato!
As usual you don't disappoint.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #1366
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Avenue Foch

A station of the former Auteuil line now part of the VMI branch of the RER C.
Formerly in trench, it has been covered during the construction work for VMI (Vallée de Montmorency - Invalides) branch in the 1980's.






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Old August 19th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #1368
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I'm always impressed with RER, it's a really interesting rapid transit system. Very nice photos, indeed.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:34 PM   #1369
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Pont Cardinet

A very frustrating station, you see a LOT of trains but only a small minority stop here.








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Old August 25th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #1370
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Are the RER C tracks so far from this for not to be included in the same station?
Well in fact it's a matter of history - and it's a bit complicated.

The RER B station was part of the former "ligne de sceaux" (now the southern branch of the RER B) and built by the Paris-Orléans Railway : it used a broad gauge sytem until the end of the 19th century.

The RER C station was part of the "Grande ceinture" line (a circular line) and was built with the standard gauge.

Then there was two operators. Each has his own tracks and installations... and this situation has not really changed since.

There was a project to replace those installations and to built a large single station in the beginning of the 20th century, it was never done because of WW I.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #1371
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Just curious to know if there are any photos out there of RER lines/stations under construction, particularly some of the A and B lines being built... Would be fascinating to check out the original Chatelet Les Halles project!
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Old August 26th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #1372
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Just curious to know if there are any photos out there of RER lines/stations under construction, particularly some of the A and B lines being built... Would be fascinating to check out the original Chatelet Les Halles project!
For the construction of the RER B, only a (relatively !) short central section was needed ; only one new station was built : Saint Michel, located under the station of the line C that bears the same name, and this station is relatively small and narrow.

But the RER A... it was really impressive ; many totally new stations were built and they were (are !) huge. I remember very well, when i was a kid, the size of the hole near Châtelet !

I have a lot of pictures in my books, taken during the works, but my scanner is down... However, I found this with Google :

http://www.paristribune.info/Dernier...les_a2589.html

The church on the the left is Saint Eustache. Not very well known by the foreigners but it's one of the most beautiful monuments in Paris. It was very hard to see the church from this angle before the construction of the station because of the height of the buildings that stood here before.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #1374
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For the construction of the RER B, only a (relatively !) short central section was needed ; only one new station was built : Saint Michel, located under the station of the line C that bears the same name, and this station is relatively small and narrow.
I add that Saint-Michel Notre-Dame station of the RER B opened ten years (1988) after the extension of the Sceaux line to Chatelet-les-Halles, extension that was the birth of the RER B in november 1977.
Back then the old Z 23000 of the Sceaux line (used for the RER B until 1987) could not climb the slope to Chatelet if they stopped at Saint-Michel Notre-Dame. It was decided to open the station latter after the withdrawal of this stock.

For the RER B there is also Gare du Nord which opened in 1981 and 1982.


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For the RER B there is also Gare du Nord which opened in 1981 and 1982.
You're right, i forgot this one

Another major (and costly) task was the complete rebuilding of the former terminus of the ligne de Sceaux (Luxembourg) ; it was decided in the first stage of the project to close this station because it was considered too close from the river Seine : by boring a tunnel from the existing station, the inclination of the tunnel would have been excessive. Due to protests from people living in the area, the idea was dropped, however.
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I have a lot of pictures in my books, taken during the works, but my scanner is down... However, I found this with Google :

http://www.paristribune.info/Dernier...les_a2589.html

The church on the the left is Saint Eustache. Not very well known by the foreigners but it's one of the most beautiful monuments in Paris. It was very hard to see the church from this angle before the construction of the station because of the height of the buildings that stood here before.
Oh. My. God....

I knew Chatelet was a massive project, but F**K! That is insane!

Thank you for finding that pic for us! That's the kind of photo I'm looking for.

I'd also be intrigued for any photos showing RER construction around La Defense.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #1377
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The construction of la Défense RER station in 1966.


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Here's another picture from Châtelet (my scanner is working again - found a power supply at the local dump ) :
http://imageshack.com/a/img191/8229/ny7s.jpg
(source : RATP)
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Old August 28th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #1379
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Houilles - Carrières-sur-Seine

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The construction of la Défense RER station in 1966.


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That is impressive. Thanks Minato! Question - is that the view looking north?
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