|Type||Rapid transit/commuter rail|
|System||Réseau Express Régional|
Chelles–Gournay (E2), Tournan (E4)
|Ridership||60,000,000 journeys per year|
|Opened||14 July 1999|
(last extension in 2003)
|Rolling stock||Z 22500, Z 50000|
|Line length||52.3 km (32.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
RER E is one of the five lines in the Réseau Express Régional (English: Regional Express Network), a hybrid suburban commuter/rapid transit system serving Paris, France and its suburbs. The 52.3 km (32.5 mi) RER E line travels between Paris and eastern suburbs, with all trains serving the stations in central Paris, before branching out towards the ends of the line.
Originally referred to as the Est Ouest Liaison Express or EOLE (English: East West Express Link), RER E is the newest line in the system opening in 1999, with the extension in 2003, and further extensions to the west currently under construction.
RER E opened on 14 July 1999 between Haussmann - Saint-Lazare and Chelles - Gournay. The construction included a 2 km (1.2 mi) tunnel between Haussmann – St-Lazare and Magenta (which serves Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord).
RER E is to be extended from Haussmann - Saint-Lazare to La Défense, from where it will take over the branch of RER A to Nanterre, Sartrouville and Poissy. It would then take over a section of SNCF tracks (currently carrying Transilien J) to reach Mantes-la-Jolie. Partial revenue service is expected to begin in 2022, full service in 2024.
An eight kilometre tunnel will be dug between Haussmann – St-Lazare and La Défense. An intermediate station at Porte Maillot will offer a transfer to RER C. The extension is expected to reduce the load on central sections of RER B (between Gare du Nord and Châtelet) and RER A (between La Défense and Auber) by 10-15%. Additionally, transfers will be shifted away from current transfer hub Châtelet.
List of RER E stations
Names of services
Like all the other RER lines, each train is named after the route it takes. The first letter designates the destination, the second indicates whether the train will call at every station or not.
- T corresponds to Tournan; V corresponds to Villiers-sur-Marne,
- C corresponds to Chelles - Gournay,
- H corresponds to Haussmann - Saint-Lazare.
Regular names of services of trains departing from Paris are, among others, TAVA (stops at Magenta, Rosa Parks, Pantin, Noisy-le-Sec, Val de Fontenay, and all stations from Villiers-sur-Marne to Tournan), VOHE (stops at every station, all the way to Villiers-sur-Marne), COHI (stops at every station all the way to Chelles - Gournay).
- "RER E: Ouverture de la gare Rosa Parks sur la ligne E du RER". STIF. December 2015. Archived from the original on 14 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
- "PROLONGEMENT DU RER E À L'OUEST : APPROBATION DE L'AVANT-PROJET" (PDF). STIF. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "RER E: Prolongement d'Haussmann-Saint-Lazare à Mantes-la-Jolie" (PDF). STIF. February 2013. Archived from the original (pdf) on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- RATP's English-language website
- RATP's interactive map of the RER
- RATP's interactive map of the Paris métro