Val de Fontenay (Paris RER)

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Val de Fontenay (RER)
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Z22500 entering station en route to Villiers-sur-Marne
Station statistics
Address

10, Avenue du Val de Fontenay

94120 Fontenay-sous-Bois
Coordinates 48°51′15″N 2°29′20″E / 48.85417°N 2.48889°E / 48.85417; 2.48889
Line(s)
  (RER)(A)
  (RER)(E)
Platforms (A) 2 outside / (E) 2 island
Tracks (A) 2 / (E) 4
Other information
Opened (RER)(A) 9 December 1977
(RER)(E) 30 August 1999
Owned by (A) RATP
(E) RFF/SNCF
Fare zone 3
Services
Preceding station   RER   Following station
(RER)(A)
(RER)(E)
toward Tournan

The RER station Val de Fontenay is a station in the Paris suburb Fontenay-sous-Bois. It is situated on the Paris–Mulhouse railway and provides an interchange between the RER lines A and E.

The station[edit]

The station is named for a neighborhood of Fontenay-sous-Bois. It is served by both line A (branch A4) and line E (branch E4).

RER A[edit]

On the A line, Val de Fontenay is the first station on the branch A4, leading to Marne-la-Vallée and is also the busiest in terms of trains. Val de Fontenay is served by every train running on the line, unlike others which are skipped at certain times of day (Bry-sur-Marne). The station is served by:

  • Off-peak hours

- 12 trains per hour in both directions

  • Peak travel times
    • Morning

- 24 trains per hour to Torcy and Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy - 1 to 6 trains per hour to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy and Cergy-le-Haut

    • Evening

- 12 to 18 trains per hour to Noisy-le-Grand, Torcy and Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy - 12 trains per hour to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy and Cergy-le-Haut

Additional trains in off-peak times[edit]

Starting 4 February 2008 RATP changed the number of trains running on the RER A. In off-peak hours, there are now 12 trains per hour instead of 6. Of those 12 trains going to Marne-la-Vallée, 6 are direct between Val de Fontenay and Noisy-le-Grand (the stations of Neuilly-Plaisance and Bry-sur-Marne are skipped). This allows a passenger to save 2 minutes between Val de Fontenay and Noisy-le-Grand, as the trip drops from 7 minutes to 5 minutes without the two stops.

RER E[edit]

Since 30 August 1999 Val de Fontenay is also served by the RER E. This is the branch E4, going between Haussmann - Saint-Lazare and Tournan. Train service on the E line consists of 6 trains per hour during the week in both directions. Towards Tournan, there are 4 trains per hour to Villiers-sur-Marne and 2 trains per hour to Tournan. Towards Haussmann - Saint-Lazare, trains coming from Villiers-sur-Marne stop at all stations, while trains coming from Tournan stop only at Noisy-le-Sec and Magenta. In the evening, there are 4 trains per hour, alternating between Villiers-sur-Marne and Tournan and stopping at all stations.

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 48°51′14″N 2°29′20″E / 48.854°N 2.489°E / 48.854; 2.489