Transilien Line N

Transilien Line N is a railway line of the Paris Transilien suburban rail network operated by the SNCF. The trains on this line travel between Gare Montparnasse in Paris and the west of Île-de-France region, with termini in Rambouillet, Dreux and Mantes-la-Jolie on a total of 117 km (75 mi). The line has a total of 117,000 passengers per weekday.[1] Passenger service started in 2004.

Line N
Transilien Transilien
A BB 27300 on line N, between Coignières et Les Essarts-le-Roi.
Overview
Termini
Stations35
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemTransilien
Operator(s)SNCF
Rolling stockZ8800, Z57000
Daily ridership117,000
History
Opened10 September 1840 (1840-09-10) (first sections)
31 December 2004 (2004-12-31) (recreated as Line N)
Technical
Line length117 km (73 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Route map
Carte Transilien Ligne N (2004).svg
Transilien Line N
TGVTER Paris MétroParis Métro Line 4Paris Métro Line 6Paris Métro Line 12Paris Métro Line 13
Paris-Montparnasse
Vanves–Malakoff
Clamart
Meudon
Bellevue
Sèvres-Rive-Gauche
Chaville-Rive-Gauche
RERRER c Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 6
Viroflay-Rive-Gauche
TER TransilienTransilien RERRER c
Versailles-Chantiers
TransilienTransilien RERRER c Tramways in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France tramway Line 13
Saint-Cyr
TER TransilienTransilien RERRER c
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Fontenay-le-Fleury
Trappes
TransilienTransilien
Villepreux–Les Clayes
La Verrière
TransilienTransilien
Plaisir–Les Clayes
Coignières
Plaisir–Grignon
Les-Essarts–Le-Roi
Le Perray
Rambouillet
TER
Beynes
Mareil-sur-Mauldre
Villiers–Neauphle–Pontchartrain
Maule
Montfort-l'Amaury–Méré
Nézel–Aulnay
Garancières–La Queue
TransilienTransilien
Épône–Mérières
Orgerus–Béhoust
TransilienTransilien
Mantes-la-Jolie
Tacoignières–Richebourg
Houdan
Marchezais–Broué
Dreux
TER

Rolling stockEdit

As of October 2022, the following trains are operated on the line : SNCF Class Z 57000 (Regio 2N)[2],[3]and occasionally SNCF Class Z 8800.

Former rolling stock include SNCF Class Z 5300, which only ran on sections electrified with 1500 V direct current, SNCF Class BB 27300 and BB 7600 [fr] (SNCF Class BB 7200 modified, since 2012, also only on sections electrified with 1500 V direct current) with voiture de banlieue à 2 niveaux coaches, which are currently being withdrawn alongside Z 8800 material.

Rambouillet LineEdit

 
Transilien Paris - Montparnasse routes map

This line, according to SNCF, will travel from start to the terminus in 1 hour, and operates as per this route, on the Paris–Brest railway:

This line is electrified using a 1500 V direct current.

Dreux LineEdit

This line according to SNCF will get from start to terminus in 1hr, and operates as per this route, on the Paris–Brest railway up to Saint-Cyr, then on the ligne de Saint-Cyr à Surdon [fr]:

Leave Île-de-France

This line is electrified using a 1500 V direct current between the Montparnasse station and the Plaisir-Grignon station, and a 25000 V alternating current elsewhere.

Mantes-la-Jolie LineEdit

This line is electrified using a 1500 V direct current between the Montparnasse station and the Plaisir-Grignon station, and a 25000 V alternating current elsewhere.

Names of serviceEdit

Like other Transilien lines the name of service consists of four letters, but is not always displayed on trains, but it can be seen on passenger information display systems.

Taking GEPU (which is for a train that runs express between Paris-Montparnasse and Sèvres-Rive-Gauche then stops all stations to Plaisir-Grignon) as an example, the table describes how names of services are structured.[4]

Illustration Explanation
GEPU The first letter is the destination of the train, which is typically the first letter of the station's name. If a name of service begins with the letter P, this indicates a train to Paris Montparnasse. In this example, the first letter is a G, so the train terminates at Plaisir-Grignon.
GEPU The second letter indicates whether the train will call at all stations, or not. An O in this position indicates an all stops train, with an E indicating an express between Paris-Montparnasse and Sèvres-Rive-Gauche, an A indicating an express between Paris-Montparnasse and Versailles-Chantiers, and an I indicating an express between Paris-Montparnasse and Viroflay-Rive-Gauche. Continuing with the example, the second letter of the four is an E, therefore the train runs express between Paris-Montparnasse and Sèvres-Rive-Gauche.
GEPU The third letter is the train's origin. In this example, letter P is present in this position, so the train originates at Paris-Montparnasse.
GEPU The fourth letter has four options: A, I, O and U. The fourth letter might have different meanings, but it creates a pronounceable code. In this example, the fourth letter is a U.

There is also codes given to Chartres TER services, which are PACE towards Paris-Montparnasse, and CAPO towards Chartres.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SNCF Transilien : Ligne N : plan, horaires, travaux, information, actualités SNCF, 10/2014
  2. ^ Guimier, Damien (20 April 2021). "Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Les nouveaux trains ont commencé à circuler sur la ligne N". La Gazette de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (in French). Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  3. ^ "DEPLOIEMENT DES NOUVEAUX TRAINS REGIO2N SUR L'AXE PARIS MONTPARNASSE - DREUX DE LA LIGNE N" (pdf). Ile de France Mobilités (in French). p. 1. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Nom de code". Ensemble sur les lignes N et U (in French). SNCF. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2022.

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