RER E is one of the five lines in the Réseau Express Régional (English: Regional Express Network), a hybrid commuter rail and rapid transit system serving Paris and its suburbs. The 52.3-kilometre (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.

TypeRapid transit/commuter rail
SystemRéseau Express Régional
Rolling stockZ 22500, Z 50000, Z 58000
Ridership60 million 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) standard gauge
Route map
Future extension
TransilienTransilien Line N (Paris-Montparnasse) SNCF
TransilienTransilien Line N (Paris-Montparnasse)
Les Mureaux
Les Clairières de Verneuil
RERRER A TransilienTransilien Line L (Paris-Saint-Lazare)
RERRER A TransilienTransilien Line L (Paris-Saint-Lazare)
RERRER A TransilienTransilien Line L (Paris-Saint-Lazare)
Nanterre-La Folie*
La Défense*
RERRER A TransilienTransilien Line L (Paris-Saint-Lazare)Transilien Line U Paris MétroParis Métro Line 1 Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 2
Neuilly–Porte Maillot*
RERRER C Paris MétroParis Métro Line 1 Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 3b*
 E1  Haussmann–Saint-Lazare
[RERRER A Auber, Paris MétroParis Métro Line 9 Havre–Caumartin,
TransilienTransilien Line J (Paris-Saint-Lazare)Transilien Line L (Paris-Saint-Lazare) Paris MétroParis Métro Line 3Paris Métro Line 12Paris Métro Line 13Paris Métro Line 14 SNCF Saint-Lazare]
[RERRER BRER D TransilienTransilien Line H (Paris-Nord)Transilien Line K (Paris-Nord) Paris MétroParis Métro Line 2Paris Métro Line 4Paris Métro Line 5 SNCF Gare du Nord,
TransilienTransilien Line P (Paris-Est) Paris MétroParis Métro Line 7 Gare de l'Est]
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
 E2  Chelles–Gournay
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 16* TransilienTransilien Line P (Paris-Est)
Rosny–Bois Perrier
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 11*
Val de Fontenay
RERRER A Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 1*
Nogent–Le Perreux
Les Boullereaux-Champigny
Paris MétroParis Métro Line 15*
Villiers-sur-Marne–Le Plessis-Trévise
Les Yvris–Noisy-le-Grand
 E4  Tournan
TransilienTransilien Line P (Paris-Est)

Disabled access Wheelchair accessibility must
be booked in advance.[1]

(*) Under construction

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 2024 to Nanterre-La Folie, in 2026 to Mantes-la-Jolie).[2]

History edit

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.[3]

Extension edit

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, from Haussmann - Saint-Lazare to Nanterre - La Folie, was expected to begin by the end of 2022, then full service in 2024,[4] but has since been delayed to 2024 and 2026, respectively.

An eight-kilometre (5.0 mi) 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 in the city center.[5]

List of RER E stations edit

Branch Station Zone Served municipalities Major connections
E1 Haussmann – Saint-Lazare 1 Paris
Magenta 1 Paris
Rosa Parks 1 Paris   
Pantin 2 Pantin
Noisy-le-Sec 3 Noisy-le-Sec   
E2 Bondy 3 Bondy   
Le Raincy – Villemomble – Montfermeil 4 Le Raincy, Villemomble
Gagny 4 Gagny
Le Chénay – Gagny 4 Gagny
Chelles–Gournay 4 Chelles
E4 Rosny – Bois-Perrier 3 Rosny-sous-Bois
Rosny-sous-Bois 3 Rosny-sous-Bois
Val de Fontenay 3 Fontenay-sous-Bois   
Nogent – Le Perreux 3 Nogent-sur-Marne
Le Perreux-sur-Marne
Les Boullereaux – Champigny 3 Champigny-sur-Marne
Villiers-sur-Marne – Le Plessis-Trévise 4 Villiers-sur-Marne
Le Plessis-Trévise
Les Yvris – Noisy-le-Grand 4 Noisy-le-Grand
Émerainville – Pontault-Combault 5 Émerainville
Roissy-en-Brie 5 Roissy-en-Brie
Ozoir-la-Ferrière 5 Ozoir-la-Ferrière
Gretz-Armainvilliers 5 Gretz-Armainvilliers
Tournan 5 Tournan-en-Brie   

Map edit

Geographically accurate path of the RER E

Operation edit

Names of services edit

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 also edit

Rolling stock edit

Current fleet edit

Trainset Class Image Type Top speed Carriages Number Routes operated Built
mph km/h
MI2N Z22500
EMU 86 140 5 53
  • all branches of the RER E line
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Chelles - Gournay
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Villiers-sur-Marne - Le Plessis-Trévise
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Tournan


Z50000   86 140 8 64 (equipment in common operation with line P)
  • all branches of the RER E line
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Chelles - Gournay
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Villiers-sur-Marne - Le Plessis-Trévise
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Tournan
RER NG Z58000   86 140 6 14
  • only one branche of the RER E line
  • Haussmann - Saint-Lazare ↔ Chelles - Gournay

References edit

  1. ^ "Map for journeys by wheelchair users" (PDF). Île-de-France Mobilités (in French and British English). Paris: Région Île-de-France. 11 May 2023. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2023. Retrieved 13 July 2023.
  2. ^ "L'arrivée du RER Eole dans les Yvelines à nouveau retardée". Les Echos. September 2022. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Projet : RER ligne E Prolongement Saint-Lazare : Mantes-la-Jolie". (in French). 5 March 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  5. ^ "RER E: Prolongement d'Haussmann-Saint-Lazare à Mantes-la-Jolie" (PDF) (in French). STIF. February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.

External links edit

English edit

French edit