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Old Posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:06 PM
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A major overhaul of Paris Gare du Nord.
Completion for 2023

New passengers halls and a shopping mall will be constructed
Departure and arrival flows will be separated.



http://www.leparisien.fr/info-paris-...16-6228948.php
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2016, 2:35 PM
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Gare du Nord
The current main hall will become the arrival hall for the mainline trains while a new departure hall will be build above the tracks behind it.

Terminal de départ
Departure hall


Terminal d'arrivée
Arrival hall


Terminal Transmanche)
The Eurostar terminal will be built on the west side the station.


Pôle Francilien
On the east side where is located the suburban terminal, a massive new building will be built.
This will be the heart of the station with shopping mall.
It will link the arrival, departure terminals and the urban and suburban transports.








This picture shows the acces to the departure terminal from the new eastern building Pôle Francilien.


It's not a small renovation, it's a massive overhaul of Gare du Nord.
All this must be done with minimal disruption to the operation of the station.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2016, 4:27 PM
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Whoa, looks like the work done on Saint-Lazare raised some better ideas.
Serious improvement over the current suburban terminal.


https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transilien_Paris-Nord

Nothing really obnoxious, but it only looks sloppy compared to the adjoining historic terminal.
More retail will be welcome too, so the station grows a little more entertaining.
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All this must be done with minimal disruption to the operation of the station.
Lol, ok. See you everyone in a couple of decades for completion, then.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2016, 9:17 PM
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The objective is to complete the renovation before 2024.
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:35 PM
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Connection between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est.

Two things are planned.
Improving the connection at street level between the two stations and the construction of a tunnel

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1 - Improving pedestrian travel

This first aspect is based on rue d'Alsace and rue de Dunkirk, with work on pedestrian traffic and improvement of signage.
Work on the surrounding of the Magenta station will also be realized. Its square could be redeveloped, there are studies on a building SNCF located nearby on 50 rue d'Alsace. This sector of convergence between stations could make possible to open Gare de l'Est with Gare du Nord.



2 - Creating an underground link

The second major point of the project is to connect two tunnels: the Château-Landon tunnel, which crosses all the platforms of Gare de l'Est, and the tunnel under the Magenta station to the platforms of Gare du Nord.
Château-Landon tunnel now allows access via stairs to the platforms of the Gare de l'Est. It would be renovated, and elevators would be built, as far as possible, to access certain platforms of the Gare de l'Est from the tunnel for people with reduced mobility.
By digging an additional 60 meters of tunnel under Rue La Fayette, a large subterranean link to Gare du Nord would be built.



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http://www.nouvelle-liaison-gare-nor...pes-du-projet/
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2017, 12:18 PM
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Renovation of Auber.

That's it, Auber will be renovated.
Work should be done by 2022. The station will keep most of its original style.

There will be a change of floors on the platforms and in the main concourse, with a tiled floor covering. The lighting will be redesigned.
To optimize the space, the project aims to remove dark nooks and crannies.
Paris transit autorities wishes to highlight Auber's heritage by using Briare enamels (original material) to best match the exceptional volumes of the station and to retain the original colors (red and blue).









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Old Posted Mar 26, 2017, 12:36 PM
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Val de Fontenay
Presentation of redevelopment projects for Val de Fontenay.
By 2030, the traffic of the station (today served by the RER A and E) will greatly increase with the arrival of two metro lines (lines 1 and 15), tram T1 and the development of surrounding neighborhood.

The station must be redesigned

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Old Posted Jul 1, 2017, 9:03 AM
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They're starting to operate HSR connecting Bordeaux and Rennes to Paris as of today.

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New high speed LGV trains rolling full steam ahead
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Two new LGV (Lignes à grande vitesse) trains will roll into their respective stations in Rennes and Bordeaux today, with some important people aboard.
[...]
Construction of the new LGV lines began in 2012 and the development will put Rennes an hour and a half from Paris, while the 370 mile distance from Paris to Bordeaux will be covered in just two hours.
[...]
The Paris-Rennes line is an extension of a track which already runs to Le Mans. It is believed the extension of the line as far as Rennes will benefit smaller towns on the Brittany coast.

A future LGV line is planned to extend to the far south of France, connecting Paris with Montpellier is just over three hours.
https://www.connexionfrance.com/Fren...ll-steam-ahead

If I recall correctly, this stands for a €12-billion investment in all, while SNCF is facing harsh criticism for neglecting the much smaller regional lines all over the country.
They've been spending too much of their money in HSR national infrastructures, so they can't afford keeping second-rate regional lines up-to-date.

That's the wrong side of such a thing. Otherwise, it's all fine.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:43 PM
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A short visit of the new T11 Express.
The line is fully segregrated.

























Interior














RER B seen from the platforms of the T11 at Le Bourget
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2017, 6:39 PM
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The line is fully segregrated.
Except for the fact that these trains are only trams, by far smaller, it looks much the same as a RER or Transilien line in your pictures.

I hear the Tangentielle Ouest (T13) will partly be the same, but it will cross urban streets in their dedicated lanes like regular local trams do, as a so called tram-train, which explains the need for these much smaller vehicles.

Maybe this one up north does the same, though?

Edit: stuff has to make sense, so I looked for an answer.
The tram-train above will indeed cross some urban fabric as a tram when the line is extended, if it doesn't yet.
The line is designed to eventually go from Noisy-le-Sec up to Sartrouville, which is big. Roughly 20 miles.
However, it will take time before this long route is complete. At least 10 years, they say.
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How is this line working? Ottawa is doing something similar with trams except it will be the spine of their network. :/
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2017, 12:43 PM
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Well, if you're curious, Greater Paris's line T4 partly implements such a 'tram-train' already.
I think Wiki's article is good enough to begin with.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8E...tramway_Line_4

Was the 1st line in France to implement that technology to solve the problem of railroad crossings along.
Only partly, however, cause it doesn't cross any real urban environment or street.
It is nonetheless an available option for some prospective extension of it, but for now, it's just an old line that needed lighter vehicles to deal with railroad crossings.

This hybrid tram-train tech is only in an early stage here, so it doesn't seem fully satisfying or efficient yet. Further experience will bring about improvement.
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Château Rouge

After a closure of one year, Château Rouge on line 4 reopened at the beginning of August.
They enlarged the ticket hall and created a new access to cope with the crowd.

New access

Larger ticket hall





Platforms are still under renovation work.
As the line 4 will become driverless, they will install platform doors. They wait this installation before completing the renovation.
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2017, 11:05 AM
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Cours Emilion, new entrance


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Old Posted Dec 10, 2017, 3:36 PM
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The stations of line 14 are some of our best IMO, and undeniably.
It's all modern and comfortable in there. The dirty homeless won't piss those...
There's even some sort indoor garden on the platforms of Gare de Lyon.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_M%C3%A9tro_Line_14

Nice change from the traditional ceramics or whatever the materials are to older lines.

The new lines currently under construction should feature the same comfort.
It's going to feel good. Héhé.
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Cours Emilion looks terrific. RATP sure does it right.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 8:31 PM
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Platform doors at Mouton-Duvernet.
The line 4 will become driverless, the first platform doors are being installed at Mouton Duvernet.


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The first door is working (there is only one )

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Fine. I wish they did the same on all lines, especially to the endless 7, 8 and 9, by downright suppressing several stops along the routes.

Do you sometimes ride these? I have line 8 next door and take RER D as much as possible instead.
It takes like half an hour to get to Strasbourg-Saint-Denis or Opéra from Maisons-Alfort's École Vétérinaire, that's simply not acceptable on a daily basis.

The inner subway network has far too many stops. Still stuck in the belief that Central Paris is the center of the world, while the suburbs all around will very soon be much busier, if not already.
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Those platform doors on Line 4 really spoil the wide-open feel of the arched Metro station. The platforms feel much more cramped after doors are installed.

I remember shorter doors on Line 1, they didn't have the same architectural problem and seemed much better IMO. I wonder why Line 4 is getting tall ugly doors?
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2018, 4:22 PM
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^ Hm, I hadn't thought of that aspect.
It's true that when platforms are crowded, it might feel a bit oppressive like a narrow corridor.

The priority is only to improve traffic fluidity and frequency. They picked this line to be automated precisely because it must be a busiest of the network.
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