The Logo Returns
… and Villiers sur Marne, later extended back to Tournai …
… running into Gare de l’Est “Main Line” station. The E line now plunges into tunnel on the approaches to Gare de l’Est …
… to serve a new underground station called Magenta alongside Gare du Nord.
… compared with E at Magenta.
Interchanges in central Paris are hugely complex as below, also at Magenta (etc.).
The thin lines are the Metro and the thicker lines are RER and SNCF suburban, which are also lettered in the same series as A,B,C,D and E RER.
… and another one which includes the Metro.
Everything uses the same font, the same layout, the correct line colours and simple text. Note that H and K are suburban S N C F lines.
… seen tucked in behind the blocks of flats.
Wikipedia tells the tale.
The former station on the Inner Circle (Petit Ceinture) is shown below …
… and the new line 3b tram stop is not too far from the northern Rosa Parks entrance.
Note the foot tunnel entrance beyond the front of the tram.
Of course, as this is Paris, tram 3b was diverted off the straight-on road and “round the back” to serve the new tram stop and station.
… and another huge station. Not only is the RER station huge, but the opportunities for interchange are equally huge.
For the record these lines are accessible via the network of tunnels – at SEVEN differently named stations.