STIF-branded MP 05 rolls onto Line 14

The first of what will be many STIF-purchased railcars for the 14 Line of the Paris subway began revenue service in late November. The above is that of railcar #585, and just like the MF 01 of the 9 Line and the MI 09 of the RER Commuter Rail A Line, these railcars are fittedContinue reading “STIF-branded MP 05 rolls onto Line 14”

Transit Roundup for the week of April 1, 2013

There’s been quite a lot going on this week in respects to public transit. Rather than creating 6 or 7 different posts, I’ve decided to list everything in one single post. Each tidbit of transit news is grouped by geographical region (or Focus Area) that I cover.

A co-branded livery hits the Paris Metro – Part 1

With the rolling stock transition soon coming to a close on Line 5, the RATP has already begun preparing for the next phase of rolling stock replenishment for Line 9. Line 9 currently possesses the aging MF 67 series D rolling stock, which are gradually reaching the ends of their useful lives. In 2011, the STIFContinue reading “A co-branded livery hits the Paris Metro – Part 1”

Presenting Station Mairie de Montrouge!

Happy Saturday everyone! Today, we celebrate another milestone on the Paris Metro system, the grand opening of station Mairie de Montrouge on Line 4! Although I would have liked to get my post on Line 4 (as a whole) uploaded today, I just was not able to due to some technical issues. I will beContinue reading “Presenting Station Mairie de Montrouge!”

First video glimpses of station Mairie de Montrouge

Happy Saturday everyone! We are roughly a week away from the scheduled grand opening of station Mairie de Montrouge along the Paris Metro Line 4, and I’ve come across a couple YouTube videos which show the final testing phase in action! Please know that neither video was taken by me, so I have to thankContinue reading “First video glimpses of station Mairie de Montrouge”

Reopening a closed subway station: South Ferry and Cluny – La Sorbonne

Greetings everyone! I know I’ve been talking quite a lot about the Paris Metro as of late. However, I don’t want to leave the New York City Subway out of my discussions, as there’s much to talk about on that system. Particularly, I will be speaking of news that the New York City MTA willContinue reading “Reopening a closed subway station: South Ferry and Cluny – La Sorbonne”

If Line 4 was fully automated…

Greetings everyone, As I mentioned in my Sunday posting regarding Line 4 of the Paris subway, I want to go through some possible scenarios that could play out if full automation were to take place. Right now, automation is in the planning books for Line 4, as it is the second busiest line in theContinue reading “If Line 4 was fully automated…”

Revised Grand Paris Express plan unveils a possible Phase 2 extension for Metro Line 11

Greetings everyone! I have some late-breaking news regarding Line 11 of the Paris Metro! A couple weeks ago, I mentioned about the upcoming project to extend Line 11 from its current terminus at station Mairie des Lillias to Rosny Bois-Perrier. Now, there is word of a 2nd phase extension that would run from Rosny Bois-Perrier toContinue reading “Revised Grand Paris Express plan unveils a possible Phase 2 extension for Metro Line 11”

Photo Galleries of Montrouge!

Greetings everyone! I would like to share some links with you. These are links to a few photo albums from the Paris Metro Line 4 blog by Dominique Josse that depict the construction of station Mairie de Montrouge. There are three albums to view, all of which are accessible from the left side navigation bar onContinue reading “Photo Galleries of Montrouge!”

The sun begins to set on the MF 67-F on Line 5 of the Paris Metro

Greetings everyone, As the sun begins to set on this wonderful Sunday evening, I would like to take a moment to mention that the rolling stock transition on the Paris Metro Line 5 is nearly complete. Line 5 has had a couple changes in its rolling stock ever since it opened in 1906, with theContinue reading “The sun begins to set on the MF 67-F on Line 5 of the Paris Metro”