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     RER D
RER.svg Paris rer D jms.svg
Stations 59
Ridership 145,000,000 journeys per year
Opening 1987
(last extension in 1996)
Rolling stock Z 5300, Z 5600
Z 20500
Line length 190 km (120 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map
RER D.svg

Geographically accurate path of the RER D

The RER D is one of the five lines in the RER rapid transit system serving Paris, France.

The line officially runs from the northern terminus Orry-la-Ville – Coye (D1) to the southern terminuses Melun (D2) and Malesherbes (D4). In reality, some trains continue north to Creil except during rush hours, and the link between Juvisy-sur-Orge and Melun via Corbeil-Essonnes is operated by RER D.

Due to its high rate of incidents and social disturbances, RER D line is colloquially known as "RER poubelle" (Trash).[1]

  • First inauguration : 27 September 1987
  • Length : 190 km (120 mi)
  • Number of stops : 59 (including Corbeil-Essonnes Melun branch, Chantilly and Creil)

Line D links the Gare du Nord with the Gare de Lyon via Châtelet – Les-Halles. The section north of the Gare du Nord opened in the late 1980s; a dedicated tunnel opened in 1995 to connect it to the SNCF network south of the Gare de Lyon, part of which was transferred to the RER.

The RER D at Châtelet


List of RER D stations[edit]

Geographically accurate diagram of the RER D

See also[edit]


  1. ^ From French version: "Des incident fréquents: un RER 'poubelle'?" ("Frequent incidents: 'RER Trash'?").

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