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Old April 25th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #101
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RER or S-Bahn is a bit exagerated, it is still a regional train (TER) with improved service.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #102
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Frequencies are better than Bruxelles' RER, and interstation is very short. So, what's the difference with a S-Bahn ?
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Old April 25th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #103
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For me a RER or a S-Bahn is a system with at least a trains every 10 minutes (6tph) in the central section in rush hours.

When you speak of RER or S-Bahn people imagine a thing like Paris RER, underground central section with high frequencies.
Lyon or Brussel (RER) are far to this, these cities propose an improved regional train system (called TER in France).
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Old April 25th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #104
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For me a RER or a S-Bahn is a system with at least a trains every 10 minutes (6tph) in the central section in rush hours.
For you, but many RER or S-Bahn are not like that. Paris is not THE prototype !

I don't think people imagine a central tunel when speaking about RER. A tunel is only necessary when stations are not linked, that is not the case in Lyon.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #105
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Paris is the only RER system existing, so Paris can be see as the prototype of the RER.

Lille Val was opened in 1983, it is the fourth oldest metro system France and the first driverless
The network has 45.2 km and 60 stations, it is the second largest metro system in France.



























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Old May 18th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #106
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Paris is the only RER system existing, so Paris can be see as the prototype of the RER.
RER only means "Regional Express Network" and not "The most powerful rapid transit system in the world that only exists in Paris" and moreover I'm not sure that this name is trademarked.
On the other hand, thib8500 used quotes when he spoke about the "RER à la lyonnaise" so it's clear that he wanted to speak about a "RER-like" and not the RER of Paris. Ok he should have use the term "REAL" but who knows what it means ?
You are the first guy to claim that the RER in Paris is not a consistent system (cf your posts on the RER C and D) so how can you say (to summarize): "In my point of view, the RER is like this" ?
To conclude, as you know the name of the TER in Ile de France is "Transilien" and for your information SNCF part of the RER is included under the term "Transilien" so the RER is only a TER (oh what a shame like "in province") !


More info about the regional netwok of Lyon:
http://www.urbalyon.org/sip6Internet...&numFiche=2660
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #107
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I'm hoping to ride the Nice tram next month while on holiday. I'd planned to ride the central section between Gare and Acropolis taking in the beautiful Place Massena, but is it worth riding the whole line from start to finish? How long would it take and is there anything worth seeing at Comte de Falicon, Square Boyer, Saint Roch and Pont Michel etc?
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #108
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I'd like to know which is in yours opinion the city with the best metro or light rail system in France (except Paris of course).
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #109
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I'd like to know which is in yours opinion the city with the best metro or light rail system in France (except Paris of course).
I visited Montpelier a few years ago and was very impressed with Line 1, especially the look and livery of the trams. I'm looking forward to one day returning to experiencing Lines 2 and 3.

I'd love to see Lyon's streamlined trams, Marseille's wood-effect trams and visit Rouen, as their first generation of trams remain attractive despite their age.

I also wish London's own tram system in Croydon shared the aesthetics of many of the French trams stops. It's brilliant that French cities put design at the heart of the system - they care what a tram stop, tram or overhead wire pole looks like.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #110
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DEFINATELY FOR ME mARSEILLE TRAM IS THE BEST BECAUSE OF BEAUTY NOTHING MORE
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #111
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I'd like to know which is in yours opinion the city with the best metro or light rail system in France (except Paris of course).
If you consider frequenting, metro in Lyon is by far the best, with more than 700 000 p/d with only 31 km of infrastructures.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #112
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REAL

REAL means Réseaux Express de l'Aire urbaine Lyonnaise.

there is a page wikipedia in english but without lots of details. The french page is richer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9...aine_Lyonnaise

there are also here the projects of Sytral http://www.sytral.fr/152.0.html and here the transports in The region of Lyon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transpo...%C3%B4ne-Alpes

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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:14 AM   #113
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Lille also have a tramway system of two lines
Unlike most other french cities, this is not a new system (even if heavily modernized in early 1990's)
These lines (before a part of a much larger system) were build in 1909

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Old August 22nd, 2009, 10:16 AM   #114
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Here is the new website for Jean Macé Station in Lyon. http://www.garelyonjeanmace.fr/projet.htm?id=237

It's now a real station, not a simple stop anymore.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #115
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The new Lyon Jean-Macé station will be in service in december the 13th with about 6 trains an hour to Perrache station.
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Orleans tram.

Orleans is a 375,000 inhabitants city located in Central France.
The tram system has one line in service and a second under in construction.

The first line (line A) opened in 2000.









Construction of the second line.

De Gaulle station, where the line B will meet the line A




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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #117
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Rouen tram

Rouen is a city of 523,236 inhabitants in Normandy.
The tram system opened in 1994, it is composed of two line with a common central section in the center.
The network has 5 underground stations.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #118
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After the Silver one, what do you think of the Gold one?
( to celebrate the 1000th Alstom Citadis)


www.lyon-en-lignes.org
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Hey Guys, My Name is Christopher,
Im chilean living in Spain actually.One of the 'communes' (Las Condes) of the City of Santiago is getting a 30km long Tram Network divided in Phases and financing by Alstom&Comsa and 'Las Condes' commune.The first one is based on 10km line and
the point is... Can U tell me more about those trams? I really luv them, theres news models?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...746790&page=13

Thank u.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #119
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[IM SO SORRY FOR THE OFF-TOPIC]

Hey Guys, My Name is Christopher,
Im chilean living in Spain actually.One of the 'communes' (Las Condes) of the City of Santiago is getting a 30km long Tram Network divided in Phases and financing by Alstom&Comsa and 'Las Condes' commune.The first one is based on 10km line and
the point is... Can U tell me more about those trams? I really luv them, theres news models?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...746790&page=13

Thank u.
Almost all french cities have Citadis trams made by Alstom. Lyon is no exception whatsoever. The funny thing about Citadis trams is that the "head"/"nose" of each tram can be fabricated differently according to each town's/city's particular request.
Just compare Lyon's Citadis to Marseille's and the others.
At the core the Alstom trams are all the very same model (Citadis) with only some small functional and aesthetic differences based upon the aforementioned demands.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 11:05 AM   #120
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Just compare Lyon's Citadis to Marseille's and the others.
Yes, they are very different, since tram in Marseille is not an Alstom Citadis but a Bombardier Flexity
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