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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:56 PM   #461
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When I compare with other cities, the oldest bus stock still running in the RATP network is not bad.

Heuliez GX 317 on line 84 are the oldest bus of the network, running since June 1995.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #462
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Not bad for a bus running since 1995.

In my transit district, the oldest buses are from 2001. Unfortunately, the transit agency is cash-strapped and has no funds at the moment to replace buses from 1998, 1999, and 2000 that were recently retired.

The next replenshment is 2013, which includes buses for Tampa, FL's new BRT line.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #463
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I like MF01, one of the nicest exterior design and a strong sign on the tracks of Paris metro.
I like the design of the MF 01 as well. But we wait to see what Line 9's livery will be, as it will be the first to sport the STIF grey. The MP 05 for Line 14 will also sport the STIF grey.

I have a feeling that both stock will sport something similar to that of the MI 09.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #464
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Wait and see, but maybe some deciders read this thread and realize good design is also contributing to good success, good feedback, pleasure from users and good service. So they will be aware of this in their choices of design.
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Never said less, the infrastructure is good and beautiful, from the old Art Nouveau entrance of metro until the up-to-date beautifully designed bus and tram stops! Even the old metro stations have some charm with their white tiles... but my concern is about the rolling stock. I think deciders are in a state of mind : Paris has one of the most effective public transportation network, so why care so much for the design of the public transportation cars? I think it is just a lack of vision and culture, a small shame to correct for such a cultural city...
I was talking about the vehicles too. Without doubt one of the classiest cities in the world for transport vehicles.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 12:42 AM   #466
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Parc de Saint Cloud
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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #467
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Extension work.

http://www.t2ladefensebezons.fr/pdf/photo_f01.jpg
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Old August 6th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #468
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Love that pic, make the skyscrapers of La Défense look better integrated in the surroundings than they actually are.

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Old August 9th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #469
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The Faubourg de l'Arche district is quite well integrated with La Défense.


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Some buses.
Man Lion's City

Scania OmniCity

Any similarity with the names of the buses above ?
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Old August 15th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #470
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A new bridge for the line
The former one opened in 1889 but the road above will be enlarged and a new bridge is needed.

http://www.leparisien.fr/issy-les-mo...12-2121662.php

Obviously this cannot be done without interrupting traffic.

Tram services are replaced by bus.
Curiously not all bus are RATP.


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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #471
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Curiously not all bus are RATP.
SNCF do the same, I've seen STIVO buses replacing Cergy RER A branch or Pontoise-Conflans J branch, but you'd expect RATP to have enough buses to do it itself.
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La Défense

While quite dark and not particulary beautiful, I like this station.
Especially having the tram platform next to the suburban train platforms.
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Which platforms/halls of La Defense accommodate which mode of transport?

For instance, I know M1 is its own hall....but are the RER platforms in their own hall also? Or do they share the same hall with the suburban and tram platforms?
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Which platforms/halls of La Defense accommodate which mode of transport?

For instance, I know M1 is its own hall....but are the RER platforms in their own hall also? Or do they share the same hall with the suburban and tram platforms?
Each line of RER and Metro has its own hall at "chatelet les Halles"

The only thing that is shared, is the tunnel between "Chatelet les Halles" and "Gare du nord" used commonly by RER A and RER B
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The RER has its own platform/hall and it is the biggest of La Défense.
4 tracks and 2 huge island platforms.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #476
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Renault Agora S GNV (natural gas vehicle).
Maisons-Alfort Ecole Vétérinaire is the best place to see those buses.








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The tops of the buses look somewhat bulky with the CNG tanks. On the flipside though, my city's transit district will be getting CNG powered buses during the next few years. CNG is good!
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Pont de Bezons.
Testing the tram route before the opening on October 27.



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Non-RATP buses in Argenteuil (first pîcture) and Sartrouville








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T3b in test at Porte des Lilas


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