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.

TerminiHaussmann–Saint-Lazare (E1)
Chelles–Gournay (E2), Tournan (E4)
TypeRapid transit/commuter rail
SystemRéseau Express Régional
Rolling stockZ 22500, Z 50000
Ridership60,000,000 journeys per year
Opened14 July 1999
(last extension in 2003)
Line length52.3 km (32.5 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Route map
RER E.svg

Geographically accurate path of the RER E
proposed extension
Épône – Mézières
Transilien to Nézel Aulnay
Les Mureaux
Les Clairières de Verneuil
Vernouillet – Verneuil
RERRER A TransilienTransilien
RERRER A TransilienTransilien
RERRER A TransilienTransilien
RERRER A TransilienTransilien
Nanterre-La Folie
future Paris MétroParis Métro Line 18
La Défense
 Paris MétroParis Métro Line 1 RERRER A TransilienTransilienTransilien Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 2
Neuilly – Porte Maillot
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 1 RERRER C Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 3b
RERRER A TransilienTransilienTransilien Paris MétroParis Métro Line 3Paris Métro Line 9Paris Métro Line 12Paris Métro Line 13Paris Métro Line 14
RERRER BRER D TransilienTransilienTransilien Paris MétroParis Métro Line 2Paris Métro Line 4Paris Métro Line 5
Rosa Parks
Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 3b
Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 1
Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 4
Le Raincy–Villemomble–Montfermeil
Le Chénay-Gagny
Val de Fontenay
Nogent–Le Perreux
Les Boullereaux-Champigny
Bry – Villiers – Champigny
Villiers-sur-Marne - Le Plessis-Trévise
Les Yvris–Noisy-le-Grand

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.

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 (in 2022 to Nanterre-La Folie, in 2024 to Mantes-la-Jolie).


Train arriving at Haussmann–Saint-Lazare on the RER E.
Station Magenta on the RER E

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).

The line was first extended with a new branch from Noisy-le-Sec to Villiers-sur-Marne – Le Plessis-Trévise on 30 August 1999. This branch was extended to Tournan on 14 December 2003.

On 13 December 2015, Rosa-Parks station opened in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.[1]


Map of the extension to Mantes-la-Jolie

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.[2]

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.[3]

List of RER E stationsEdit

Branch Station Zone Served municipalities Connections
E1 Haussmann – Saint-Lazare 1 Paris                  
  20 21 22 24 26 27 28 29 32 43 53 66 80 81 94 95
  N01 N02 N15 N16 N51 N52 N53 N150 N151 N152 N153 N154
Magenta 1 Paris                Eurostar Thalys    
  26 30 31 38 39 42 43 46 48 54 56 65 302 350 OpenTour   N01 N02 N14 N43 N44 N140
Rosa Parks 1 Paris      35 54 60 239   Traverse Ney-Flandre   N140
Pantin 2 Pantin   151 170 249 330   N13 N41 N140
Noisy-le-Sec 3 Noisy-le-Sec      105 143 545
E2 Bondy 3 Bondy      303 346 TUB   TRA 616
Le Raincy – Villemomble – Montfermeil 4 Le Raincy, Villemomble   114   TRA 601, 602, 603, 605
Gagny 4 Gagny   121 221 303   TRA 604, 623   N23
Le Chénay – Gagny 4 Gagny   214   TRA 642   Les Autobus du Fort 701   N23
Chelles–Gournay 4 Chelles, Gournay-sur-Marne      113 213   Apolo7 A, B, C, E, F, 13   TRA 613   Seine-et-Marne Express 19   N23 N141
E4 Rosny – Bois-Perrier 3 Rosny-sous-Bois   102 116 121 145   Titus 2   N142
Rosny-sous-Bois 3 Rosny-sous-Bois   116 118 143   Titus 1, 2, 3, 4   N142
Val de Fontenay 3 Fontenay-sous-Bois      116 118 122 124 301 524   Les Autobus du Fort 702   N34 N71 N142
Nogent – Le Perreux 3 Nogent-sur-Marne, Le Perreux-sur-Marne   114 116 120 210 317   N35 N71 N142
Les Boullereaux – Champigny 3 Champigny-sur-Marne   106 110 116   N130
Villiers-sur-Marne – Le Plessis-Trévise 4 Villiers-sur-Marne, Le Plessis-Trévise   106 110 206 207 210 306 308   N33 N130
Les Yvris – Noisy-le-Grand 4 Noisy-le-Grand   310 312 320
Émerainville – Pontault-Combault 5 Émerainville, Pontault-Combault   206 212 421   SITUS 2   Seine-et-Marne Express 18   Sit'bus A, B, C, D   N142
Roissy-en-Brie 5 Roissy-en-Brie   Sit'bus 501A, A, D, E   N142
Ozoir-la-Ferrière 5 Ozoir-la-Ferrière   Arlequin 5, 14   Stigo 11, 201   PEP'S 13   Seine-et-Marne Express 16   Sit'bus A   N142
Gretz-Armainvilliers 5 Gretz-Armainvilliers   Sol'R 3, 121   Stigo 11, 18   N142
Tournan 5 Tournan-en-Brie      Sol'R 3, 7, 21, 28, 121, 209, 309, 409   Stigo 11, 18   Procars 14   Yerres – Brie Centrale 23   Darche-Gros 30   PEP'S 32   N142


Geographically accurate path of the RER E


Names of servicesEdit

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.

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).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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.

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