Paris has 16 metro lines. Most of the trains are named by the year they were built and start with MP if they have rubber wheels and start with MF if they have steel wheels.
These are the original Paris Metro trains. These started running in 1900. These trains are not running on the paris metro anymore but some can be found at the museum of urban transport, which is currently closed, as it is being relocated
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These trains used to run on paris metro. One has been preserved and sometimes runs heritage trips on the Paris metro. This train can also be found at the Museum of Urban Transport which is currently closed, as it is being relocated
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MF 1988 trains
These trains are the second prototypes of train where you can walk though the whole train, because there are bendy sections between carriages. These trains don't work properly and have been limited to 40kmph / 25mph. These trains are currently running on line 7B.
Here is my movie of MF 1988
MP 1989 trains
These trains have rubber wheels and are currently running on line 1.
I forgot to take a picture of the interior, but it's identical to the 1989 AUTOMATIC trains.
Here is my movie of MP 1989
MP 1989 AUTOMATIC trains
These trains have rubber wheels. These trains are the same as the 1989 trains, but there is one big difference... there is no drivers cab - the trains are completly automatic. There is no driver or any member of staff on the trains. These trains are currently running on line 14.
When the train gets to the last station, there is an announcement for all passengers to leave the train. Then the train carrys on beyond the last station, and reverses back onto the other platform for the return journey. I decided to get on the train to go beyond the last stop. When I did this it was in the evening, when the service is being reduced. When I got on the train, it went up past the station, but instead of stopping and reversing back the train carried on to the end of the tunnel, where the trains are parked. I was trapped at the end of the tunnel. After using the emergency intercom the people at the control room realised there was still someone on the train so they reversed it back into the platform and put it back into sevice.
Here is my movie of MP 1989 AUTO
MF 2000 trains
These trains are replaceing the 1967 trains on line 2 and some have started running. These trains don't make much noise when going round a bend, because each of the two wheels on an axle turn seperatly.
Here is my movie of MF 2000
Paris has 2 airports that both have a transit system
Orly val is an automatic transit that goes from Antony RER station to Orly Airport. Orly Val is narrow gauge.
Here is my movie of ORLYVAL
Charles De Gaulle VAL
Charles De Gaulle Val is an automatic transit that goes around Charles De Gaulle Airport.
Here is my movie of CDGVAL
Paris has 4 Tram lines
Tram 1 is an old tramway in north Paris
I was very sad that I didn't get to this tramway when I was in paris - so here is a picture from wikimedia commons.
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Tram 3 is a tramway that has grass in between the rails.
Tram 4 is a tramway on the outskirts of Paris.
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