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Old March 14th, 2014, 10:53 PM   #1541
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@dimlys1994 : the weather was really incredible. Never have seen such a sunny week in Paris in march. It' was even really hot in the afternoon...
In my city too, it's very nice to walk down the streets. Very amazing photos, VincentB_
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Old March 15th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #1542
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And now, the end...

Bercy, view from the Pont National :




The location of the former Bercy passenger station, of which nothing remains now :


Boulevard Poniatowski, we are above the tracks that leads to the Gare de Lyon :


The workshop for the TGVs sud-est :


We are now approaching the Porte de Charenton ; before us : the bridge of the Rue de Charenton :


A quick look behind us :


View from the bridge of the Rue de Charenton (look to the bridge of the rue des Meuniers) ; suddenly, i saw something on the left....


...a MappyCar ! Mappy is a french website which provides a service similar to Goggle map that offers a good alternative to streetview :


From the bridge of the rue des Meuniers, Gare de la rue Claude-Decaen :


After a seven hours trip, I decided it was time to rest...




And now, back to the hotel !




The petite ceinture is a subject of debates in Paris for decades. In fact nobody really knows what to do with it... It was closed to passenger service in 1934. It was never popular. The metro was much more used.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 01:51 AM   #1543
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New RER A entrance will be built at Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy

This is the current situation at Disneyland Paris. Disneyland acquired land between Disney Village, Disneyland Park and Walt Studios Park and installed fences and gates since there have been security checks for a while now and so the guests only have to go through security once and not twice, when hopping from park to park for example. (And also they want to get rid of the Africans selling shit on little cloths).


So to avoid having to go trough Disney security RER travellers will soon have an additional exit. Entrance will be across the Gaumont cinema on the green patch of grass.


Source: InsideDLParis twitter
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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #1544
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Porte Maillot
Map, layout and rendering
The station will be built in under the big traffic circle of Porte Maillot

Underground infrastructures, the new RER E station is in green.
It be built between a big underground car car and the metro station of the line 1
There are also the RER C and a road street on the extremities

The space is limited underground, so the station will be vertical





A large skylight
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Old March 17th, 2014, 08:11 PM   #1545
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Rosa Parks
Opening December 15, 2015

A complicated construction works, the station is built on the busy Gare de l'Est tracks, everythting need to be done without interrupting the railway traffic.
Especially the substructures are built under the big railway backfill.

In my opinion the big green space will not stay empty for long.





http://www.lemoniteur.fr/147-transpo...64863#23890710

A 3D Google Earth view of the station location.
The area is being redeveloped
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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #1546
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Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
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RER C (VMI section)

Porte de Clichy 3 weeks ago :


The walls are covered with corrugated steel :
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Old March 26th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #1548
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Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Modernization of the Champs-Elysées ticket hall





I have seen this only today, a week before this hall had its original 1970's cladding.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #1549
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Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
Modernization of the Champs-Elysées ticket hall

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I have seen this only today, a week before this hall had its original 1970's cladding.
Wow ! That's a good news ! I hope they won't stop, many parts of the RER A are in a very bad shape and most of all, extraordinary dirty...


Here are some other pics i did shoot some weeks ago in Versailles. Versailles is located west from Paris.

Of course it's most of all known for its castle built by Louis XIV. But the city itself is very beautiful, and is the home of many businesses.

There's no less than 3 main railway stations in Versailles (and two smaller ones, Montreuil and Porchefontaine) :
- Versailles Rive-Gauche, last station of one of the branches of the RER C ;
- Versailles Chantiers (RER C, Transilien U (La Défense) and N (Montparnasse), and Intercity trains from Chartres), a very important station formerly owned by the Chemins de Fer de l'Etat ; it was rebuilt in its current form in the thirties and re-opened in 1937 when the Line from Paris to Chartres was electrified, just before the creation of the SNCF ; this station will be totally refurbished soon... I hope that the main building, that is considered as a major architectural achievement of this period, will be preserved...
- Versailles Rive Droite (Transilien L (St Lazare)).

This third station is probably the less known from tourists, because the two others are supposed to be the most close to the castle...

... but in fact that's not totally true ! Remember that the castle and its park are absolutely huge. Chantiers and Rive Gauche are the most close to the castle main entry, indeed. But Rive droite is the most close to Trianon...

Some pictures of Versailles Rive Droite, after a trip in the Village of the Queen near Trianon.

The building seen from the street :


The platforms :


A Z6400 arrives in the station :


The line from Versailles to St Lazare is the home of the Z6400. Despite their age (they were introduced in 1976), they are very comfortable. They were the last french suburban trains made of stainless steel and the most well designed. One of their main characteristic is the sound of the warning signal just before the closing of the doors, very different from those of the other trains (this vid is not from me !) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLANvcDubP4
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Old April 4th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #1550
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The Z6400 are also among my favorite Transilien train, my favorite are obviously the Z50000.
Note that the Z50000 have began their service on the Transilien J, Saint-Lazare - Ermont-Eaubonne line.

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Wow ! That's a good news ! I hope they won't stop, many parts of the RER A are in a very bad shape and most of all, extraordinary dirty...
It won't, Chatelet-les-Halles is under heavy renovation works.

Charles de Gaulle – Étoile
In my previous post, the screen in the middle was not yet active




They removed the old screens of the platform
Before

Now
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Wow, that's a big difference! Those old monitors were from the age of MiniTel, I suppose?
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Old April 6th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #1552
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Those old monitors began to be installed in 1992.
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Auber, why are you so dirty?
2014/04/02 Fabrice Pouliquen



What disease has the Auber station? In the 9th arrondissement, the RER A station displays a bad face to the 250,000 passengers who use it every day to get to Opera, the Grands Boulevards stores or one of the many connections it provides.

Infiltration problem

Brown streaks flowing along the walls and form an unsavory foam in some places. Sometimes it's even on the ceiling that foam appears, forming "stalactites" above travelers.
A seal is placed on the ground to collect water dripping from the ceiling in the central hall of the station. "The technique is frequently" say the sellers of the station. This is not the only example of tinkering at Auber. Cables also hang from the ceiling and Karima, a saleswoman in a perfumery face access to the RER A, shows a piece of cardboard covering a hole in the wall in front of his shop.

This decay is partly due to water infiltration, a disease that affects 20% of metro and RER. "Auber station, very close to the water reservoir beneath the Opera, is particularly affected, said Jean-Christophe Archambaud responsible for policy cleaning RATP. The water then flows along the walls causing a lot of limestone crystallizes and dry. "So this brown stuff!

An elevator that smells like urine

But in Auber, dirt is not limited to these infiltrations. Cleaning is also weak. Gobitz Bernard, vice-president of the Association of transport users (AUT) Île-de-France, even took pictures to alert the STIF (Syndicat des transports d'Île-de-France). "The advertising support along the escalators between line 8 and RER station hall were covered with cups, cans and several inches of dust."

Rubbish have since disappeared. However, what does not disappear is the strong smell of urine in the elevator making the connection between the concourse and line 3. "It's a shame, say Florence, a passenger. I take the elevator for five years and this odor is still present. You have to pinch the nose during the ride. It is very painful. "

"Efforts are being made"

RATP says "is aware" of these problems. At Auber as elsewhere. "Major efforts are being made since 2006 to fight against these infiltrations, says Jean-Christophe Archambaud. Forty million will still be invested between 2014 and 2015 to seal 50 stations. "Auber station benefits. New siding, more waterproof, is being installed on the ceiling, along the corridors leading line 9 docks RER.

Driven by STIF, which strengthened its criteria for assessing the state of the network, the RATP has also deployed a new market for cleaning the subway early October. On paper, this translates to more operators in charge of cleanliness in stations, bins emptied more often or the general cleaning every month of the busiest stations. "Whose Auber", says Jean-Christophe Archambaud. "These deep cleanings are an opportunity to strip surfaces with which travelers are in contact and waxing floors docks."

But Auber obviously need more. However, the RATP has been conducting operations since late 2012 "Coups de propre" in some of the busiest stations on the network. "In that context, we are updating the painting, we repair the tiles, we install LED lighting ..." explains Jean-Christophe Archambaud. Madeleine station was right there in late December and the Charles de Gaulle station right now. "And Auber? Not on schedule yet. However, the station hosts many tourists come to do their shopping in nearby stores.
As a first image of Paris, you can find much better.
http://www.20minutes.fr/paris/134089...-es-tu-si-sale
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Saint-Lazare
Z 50000 on J network.

Train bound to Ermont-Eaubonnes





Train bound to Pontoise
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Transilien P Paris Est-Esbly-Meaux-La Ferté Milon and the branch Esbly-Crécy la Chapelle are the only RER and Transilien lines that I´ve used when I´ve been on holiday.
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MS 61 again!

RER MS 61 M.15153 Interior by me, on Flickr
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We have those a lot on the Stockholm tunnelbana. They're so darn slow here, though. Much prefer normal, vertical elevators myself.
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I came across graphs about 4 letter codes and stopping pattern of RER-A/B. Great effort!

http://studniufka.piwko.pl/rera.pdf
http://studniufka.piwko.pl/rerb.pdf
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