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Transilien L Line (paris-versailles)

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Testersierra, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Testersierra

    Testersierra Member

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    Another beautiful and interesting line to add is the line L of the Transilien (Paris regional rapid transit system) - https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligne_L_du_Transilien. It goes from Saint-Lazare Station in Paris and has 3 branches: to Versailles (Versailles Rive-Droite station - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_de_Versailles–Rive_Droite ), to Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, where it connects to the tangential section - which is currently closed in order to create a Express Tram line instead- of the line L (Noisy-le-Roi - Saint-Germain-en-Laye), using the tracks of the Grande Ceinture (Greater Loopline), and to Cergy-le-Haut.
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    Geographical map of the L line

    The line L has a total length of 86 km, and shares big parts of her route with other lines, and, at a moment, even goes side-by-side with the T2 tram line (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France_tramway_Line_2)
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    Line scheme with connections to other lines

    Two types of EMU are used on this line.
    The good old Z6400 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_Class_Z_6400
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    And the Z50000 "Francilien" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNCF_Class_Z_50000
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    It is a really beautiful route, with interesting rolling stock, so I think I would not be the only one to be happy if it was added to TSW :)

    PS: some videos to see, how the line looks like from the driver's seat

    Paris-Versailles in Z50000 (YouTube channel Mika67407)

    Paris-Saint-Nom in Z6400 (YouTube channel France Cab Ride)

    A ride on the Cergy branch in Z6400 (YouTube channel Mika67407)

    Paris-Cergy in Z6400 (YouTube channel France Cab Ride)

    A night ride on the Cergy branch to Paris in Z50000 (YouTube channel MomoFerro)

    Another proposal, a line that I would very much like to see in TSW, the RER B:
    https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/rer-b-ligne-de-sceaux-paris-rapid-transit-system.16213/
     
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  2. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    France would be tres bon!
     
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  3. LimitedEdiition

    LimitedEdiition Well-Known Member

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    This looks like a very nice commuter route, and is something I would consider buying even if I've never been to France. Just curious is there any freight activity in this line or only passenger services?
     
  4. Testersierra

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    It depends on the branch, but you can see some freight trains at some places, but the line uses mostly passenger-only routes.
    If you want a route around Paris with both passenger and freight, it would one of these: RER B Nord (northern part), RER D, Transilien H, K, P, R.
     

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