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Old March 26th, 2016, 12:51 AM   #1281
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Porte d’Orléans
It was a mess at 8:15 pm when I was going to home.




Several trams stuck behind each others.
Not only trams were stuck but pedestrians had difficulty to cross the intersection because of the trams.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 10:30 AM   #1282
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Old March 26th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #1283
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Because "Paris sera toujours Paris"
(Paris will be always Paris ... a big mess)
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Old March 26th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #1284
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Cars. Getting through the intersection can last la lot, at rush hours, so cars that have engaged in crossing while on green lights, can stay so much in the intersection for so much that they are caught in the middle of it, blocking cars and trams coming from right/left.

The presence of traffic officers has always been surprisingly rare, there, considering how difficult an intersection it is.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 04:35 PM   #1285
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This is surreal. I was having a drink at the Porte d'Orléans early last night - and shaking my head at exactly the same traffic mess.

I do agree with Alexandru: it is about an inflated sense of entitlement among the car drivers. (Combined yesterday with the beginning of the easter weekend - this is one of the busiest spots for cars leaving Paris.) The traffic laws in every European country I know say that EVEN IF you have a green light you may not proceed if it's clear that the street ahead is blocked. The Swiss drivers (Zurich) are exceptionally good at this: when they are about to cross a tram line they stop and crane their necks to make ab-so-lute-ly sure there's no tram approaching before they proceed. In Paris I wouldn't recommend driving like that. On a few occasions (in my car) I have refused to proceed against a green light because the road ahead was miserably clogged. This instantly led to furious honking behind me, raised index fingers and, on one occasion, violent threats.

Shall we say that... the Parisians are not very good at subjugating their own private interests for the common good?
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Old March 26th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #1286
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This is surreal. I was having a drink at the Porte d'Orléans early last night - and shaking my head at exactly the same traffic mess.

I do agree with Alexandru: it is about an inflated sense of entitlement among the car drivers. (Combined yesterday with the beginning of the easter weekend - this is one of the busiest spots for cars leaving Paris.) The traffic laws in every European country I know say that EVEN IF you have a green light you may not proceed if it's clear that the street ahead is blocked. The Swiss drivers (Zurich) are exceptionally good at this: when they are about to cross a tram line they stop and crane their necks to make ab-so-lute-ly sure there's no tram appraising before they proceed. In Paris I wouldn't recommend driving like that. On a few occasions (in my car) I have refused to proceed against a green light because the road ahead was miserably clogged. This instantly led to furious honking behind me, raised index fingers and, on one occasion, violent threats.

Shall we say that... the Parisians are not very good at subjugating their own private interests for the common good?
The same and even worst in Rome
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Old March 26th, 2016, 11:39 PM   #1287
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That's why the fact that the tram will cross Porte Maillot worries me.
They managed to avoid the problem at Porte de Vincennes when they divided T3 in two lines which stop on the sides the Avenue. So on regular service, trams don't cross Porte de Vincennes.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 03:23 AM   #1288
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What ever happened to the underground stations on "T6"? I haven't heard anything on them for a while, but what pictures I saw looked beautiful.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 11:58 AM   #1289
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What ever happened to the underground stations on "T6"? I haven't heard anything on them for a while, but what pictures I saw looked beautiful.
The tunnel is part of the prolongation of the line to Viroflay, and it is scheduled to open for passenger service in "spring 2016". According to a website dedicated to the project it should be any moment now: http://www.tramway-chatillon-viroflay.fr/.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 03:37 AM   #1290
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What's the word on the extension of T3B towards Porte Dauphine? Will it be done or not?

Shame that the extension currently under construction has been delayed.
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Old May 9th, 2016, 09:43 AM   #1291
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T6 extension will open on May 28th.
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Some Recent Paris Tram videos from Timosha21









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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:34 PM   #1293
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After 6 months in Paris I came back home in january.

I realised a few days ago that I forgot to show you those pics of one of the two remaining trams from the former network closed in the 30's.

This one is in fact the property of a belgian association (AMUTRAM). It's fully operationnal but the restoration is not totally accurate ; the chassis came from an old tramway from brussels.







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Paris Tramway - Line T6 - Extention to Viroflay

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This marks opening of world's longest Translohr tunnel, which is also second-ever Translohr tunnel to built
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This marks opening of world's longest Translohr tunnel, which is also second-ever Translohr tunnel to built
The second fact makes the first somewhat less significant.
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First Translohr tunnel was opened two years ago in Mestre, Italy
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Old May 29th, 2016, 01:12 AM   #1298
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The tunnel of T6 is longer. It is almost two kilometers of tunnels and two underground stations.
In Mestre it is just a section under the train station.

It was raining a lot, so I didn't take pictures of the station entrance.

T6 extension to Viroflay



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Tunnel between Viroflay - Rive Droite and Viroflay - Rive-Gauche
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Old May 29th, 2016, 01:35 AM   #1299
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Great pictures Minato ku...i wonder how the surface entrance of the tunnel looks

edit: never mind.. i saw the videos
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