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  • 24 New Tram Stations in Paris

    Can you imagine an American city completing capital improvements to three different mass transit lines in one month? That's what's just happened in Paris, after a breakneck month of opening extensions on the T1, T2 and T3 tramway lines.

    The latest is the new segment of Paris' orbital T3 tram line, which opened on Saturday, adding 24 stations along 14.5 kilometers of track to the existing line that runs on the city's southern edge. The latest addition has direct connections with the city's Metro system in four locations.

    The new stretch, which encircles the eastern half of the city and ends at Porte de la Chapelle, will be able to handle 165,000 passengers a day. Rapid transport between outlying Parisian districts will no longer require a trip into the center.

    The T3 extension was completed right on time, opening six years to the day after the first section of the line.
    http://www.theatlanticcities.com/com...ns-paris/4169/
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

  • #2
    Can you maybe make one all-encompassing thread for LRT developments in far-away cities?

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    • #3
      That's a good idea
      "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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      • #4
        I wish we had this level of commitment to public transit however.
        "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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        • #5
          So I'm trying to wrap my head around this project...and from the article it almost seems like they built a much smaller, LRT version of one of the legs of the Henday. (probably considerably cheaper too)

          Does that sound right? They talked about people in outlying areas being able to take this route around the city instead of going to through the core.

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          • #6
            When all 7 or 8 tram lines are built it will look like this...



            the henday wouldn't be an apt comparison.. more like the whitemud, 75st, yellowhead
            Last edited by edmonton daily photo; 20-12-2012, 02:55 PM.
            "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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            • #7
              This is ontop of Paris's new state of the are super metro... that is currently under construction...

              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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              • #8
                the current metro system is pretty much confined to old paris which is that small little area in the middle. and the perferie or the ring road follows the walls that used to fortify the city.
                "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                • #9


                  here is a map of the existing...
                  "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                  • #10
                    ^ all of that is in a space only a few km wide.
                    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Alex.L View Post
                      So I'm trying to wrap my head around this project...and from the article it almost seems like they built a much smaller, LRT version of one of the legs of the Henday. (probably considerably cheaper too)

                      Does that sound right? They talked about people in outlying areas being able to take this route around the city instead of going to through the core.
                      ooo and to futher add to that before the trams and the new subway people had to take commuter rail into paris to access the metro. ( if we make a high level generalization)
                      "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                      • #12
                        here is a map of only the commuter rail systems...



                        http://parisbytrain.com/files/2008/05/rer.pdf

                        "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                        • #13
                          I hope that all makes sense...

                          Paris has the Metro, The super Metro (under construction) Commuter Rail and the Trams. servicing a population of about 11 million. 55-60% of Paris lives car free. I am trying to find the numbers for Paris proper but it's something like 95% live car free....

                          The suburbs are 45% car free..
                          Last edited by edmonton daily photo; 20-12-2012, 03:34 PM.
                          "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                          • #14
                            Maybe one could add in the population density of Paris, and of France, and compare that to Edmonton and Alberta.
                            A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                            • #15
                              I can't find up to date info on car ownership in Paris so we can just run with 55-60% live car free

                              so in short that is what it take to get 50-60% of your population out of thier car... so thinking that one line being grade separated at a couple of intersections is going to achieve a mass migration out of the car is just silly.. thinking that shaving 10 min of the travel time of one line is going to make people flee to mass transit is just as silly...

                              Paris is the face of real public transport and they are selling their know how across the world.. part of it landed in Edmonton. The P3 contract for ottawa went to one of the international transit and rail leaders who are based out of... you guessed it France/Paris.

                              http://www.veoliatransportation.com/index

                              they will likely end up running out line too.
                              Last edited by edmonton daily photo; 20-12-2012, 04:55 PM.
                              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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