Thursday, February 13, 2014

A new Paris metro line

There are 14 metro lines in Paris (16 if you count the "sublines" 3 bis and 7 bis) for a total of 220 kilometers (137 miles), but it's not enough! On top of that, the city limits are probably going to change: what's now in the suburbs will progressively be merged into a "greater Paris area". That's why the next "Paris" metro line - line 15 - will run exclusively in the suburbs, going from Pont de Sèvres to Noisy-Champs (see here, if you're interested). It will be totally underground and fully automated (therefore never be "on strike"!). Its construction should start next year and it should be completed in 2020 (yeah, right!) 

14 comments:

  1. That is wonderful news for "banlieusards".

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  2. Paris. Toujours le même. Jamais le même.

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  3. Hmmm, we're undergoing construction for mass transit expansions here as well. As to when it'll be finished... well, not by the estimated times, I'd expect.

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  4. Thanks for the showing the plan. I was not aware of it. And that's a very nice shot !

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  5. Well Eric, tu es mieux que Le Monde pour moi..... Short and concise infos, always great pix with them - you're my ETOILE.... :)
    When will we get automated RER-B trains so that no longer THREE ownerships are striking at their leisure and - of course - never together?! THAT will be the day LOL
    Merci - and good luck with the construction, I also doubt very, very much a 'finishing line' in 2020! Affaire à suivre

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  7. An excellent project.

    Never on strike? The poor deluded souls. Bless them!

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  8. This is such a fascinating photo! Color is everything, but sometimes black and white can speak volumes.

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    1. Black and white makes it easier to take photos ;-)

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  9. Not entirely sure how useful this will be for getting from the outer area into the center and I won't hold my breath for a 2020 opening—but I do love your photo!

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    1. Like Nadege said, it will help les Banlieusards a great deal.

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