The different lines of RER
You are in Paris and you desire to move in the city, this part of the article proposes to help you to move easily by presenting you the various lines of the RER (Regional Express Network).
The RER is a network jointly exploited by RATP and SNCF.
There are 5 main RER lines
– Line A of the RER is The busiest line of the Network, it forms an east-west axis and consists of 5 branches:
• A1 Saint Germain, Laye (RATP)
• A2 Boissy Saint Léger (RATP)
• A3 Cergy le Haut (SNCF)
• A4 Marne la Vallée – Chessy (RATP)
• A5 Poissy (SNCF)
– Line B of the RER forms one of the North-South axis which serves 7 corresponding stations in Paris.
This line corresponds with all the other lines of the RER. It is composed of 47 stations and 4 branches:
• B2 Robinson (RATP)
• B3 Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV (SNCF)
• B4 Saint Rémy lès Chevreuse (RATP)
• B5 Mitry-Claye (SNCF)
– Line C of the RER is fully exploited by the SNCF. It has 7 branches, 86 stations including 16 in Paris intramuros:
• C1 Pontoise,
• C2 Massy Palaiseau
• C4 Dourdan-la-Foret
• C5 Versailles Rive Gauche
• C6 Saint Martin d’Étampes
• C7 Saint Quentin en Yvelines
• C8 Versailles Chantiers
– Line D of the RER also fully exploited by the SNCF.
It is the only line that gives direct access to the North train station and the Lyon train station.
It has 3 branches, 49 stations including 3 in Paris:
• D1 Orry-la-Ville Coye
• D2 Melun
• D4 Malesherbes
– Line E of the RER called East West Express Delivery fully operated by the SNCF.
It has three branches, including 3 in Paris Intramuros:
• E1 Haussmann Saint Lazare
• E2 Chelles-Gournay
• E4 Tournan
Presentation of RATP Group
The RATP group, located in 14 countries on four continents, is the world’s fifth largest urban public transport group.
It operates a part of public transport in Paris: the sixteen Paris metro lines, eight of the ten lines of the Ile-de-France tramway (T1, T2, T3a, T3b, T5, T6, T7 and T8), part of the Île-de-France bus lines, and part of the A and B lines of the Île-de-France regional express network (RER).
In the Paris region, it carries more than 3.3 billion passengers a year (2016)
Differents way to get to the Orly or Roissy Charles de Gaulles airport
> There are several ways to get to Orly airport : the RER B and OrlyVal, the bus from Paris, the RER C and shuttle CoC, the T7 Tram from Paris and finally the Orlybus, you can also take a taxi.
> To get to Roissy Charles-de-Gaulles airport, you can take a taxi, the RER B, Roissybus, the Charles-de-Gaulles Express, the cars air express, the RATP buses 351 and 350.
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