|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)|
The RER E (originally referred to as the EOLE, or Est Ouest Liaison Express) is one of the five lines in the RER system serving Paris, France. The line runs from the western terminus Haussmann - Saint-Lazare (E1) to the eastern termini Chelles - Gournay (E2) and Tournan (E4). It is operated by SNCF. RER E is the newest line in the system: the line opened in 1999 and the last expansion was in 2003.
The line's construction leaves Gare Montparnasse as the only mainline terminus in Paris not directly connected to the RER system, with the Montparnasse main line being connected to the RER at Versailles-Chantiers and the LGV Atlantique at Massy Palaiseau .
RER E opened on 14 July 1999 between Haussmann - Saint-Lazare and Chelles - Gournay. The construction included a 2 km 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 2018, full service in 2020.
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. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
- "PROLONGEMENT DU RER E À L'OUEST : APPROBATION DE L'AVANT-PROJET" (PDF). STIF. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
- "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
- RATP official website
- Mobidf website, dedicated to the RER (unofficial)[dead link]
- Metro-Pole website, dedicated to Paris public transports (unofficial)