Why not transform this ghost station in a transport museum, like Court Street station in New York or Chamberí station in Madrid?Haxo, the Paris metro station which never opened.
A bit creepy...
Technically, it is not the only station which has been built yet never opened. We can mention as well Porte Molitor, Orly-Sud, Elysées La Défenseand La Défense Michelet
Why not transform this ghost station in a transport museum, like Court Street station in New York or Chamberí station in Madrid?
You're right.The Paris metro is in today's SSC banner: :banana:
Is it me or isn't that picture rather old? I think Odéon station has been refurbished since then.
Driverless trains are definitely the future for new lines, but converting existing lines will be slower. Lines 1 and 14 are driverless, with Line 13 having semi-automatic reversing during peak hours. The current goal is to make trains driverless on at least Lines 4, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Not sure about Line 13 yet.2. Notice some trains were driverless (the line that runs by the Lourve stop), is that the future?
Paris is the city where modern rubber-tyred metro trains really took off. You can find them on Lines 1, 4, 6, 11 and 14, but it is too expensive to convert other lines, plus the Grand Paris Express lines will use steel wheels.3.Noticed some of the trains are on tires too, such as the line that runs by Eiffel Tower (Hirim Bikim?).
I think that 5 cars from the MP 59 series have been around since 1963 (56 years ago): that is more than the life of the MS 61 series on the RER (1967-2016), the A60/A62 stock on the London Underground (1961-2012), and the R32/A series of the New York Subway (1964-present). The following cars from the first order (MP 59 A) are still in service:4. Any plans to replace the cars? Many looked like they had some high miles and use on them.
Recovered from the water. :lol:What the heck happened to those bikes?!
Back in the 1890's, after several decades of political struggle with national rail companies and the national government, the Paris City Council eventually succeeded to enforce its vision for the construction of an urban rail system exclusively dedicated to serve the city. Among the Paris City Council requirements, it was specified that no point in the city should be at more than 500 meters from a metro station. However the territory of the city wasn't entirely built up at the time. The point was indeed precisely to stimulate real estate construction.1. Why does Line 10 split at Mirabeau?
Orlyval was built in 1991. Serving Orly airport became critical in the 1980's. The first idea was to build the current2.When was the Anthony-Orly shuttle built?
The tire technology was designed in the 1950's. It allows faster accelerations and brakings, which is pretty useful in a network such as the Paris metro where stations are very close to one another and, as such, where stops are very frequent. Furthermore, tires are less noisy and more comfortable.3. What is the advantage of tire vs rail?
Average speed and top speed are different things.4. What is the average top speed on the Metro?
And Paris does a better job in signage and making sure you go down the right side of the tracks.
The driverless #1 line was interesting when sitting up front, and what the cab driver sees.