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The RER B is one of the five lines in the RERmarker Rapid transit system serving Parismarker, France.

The line runs from Robinson (B2) and Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (B4) to Aéroport Charles de Gaulle (B3) and Mitry-Claye (B5)

  • First inauguration : December 9, 1977
  • Length : 80.0 km (49.7 miles)
  • Number of stops : 47
  • Traffic (2004) : 165,100,000 journeys per annum (figure only for the RATP section of the line)

The southern part of the line (south of Gare du Nordmarker) is operated by RATP, the northern part by SNCF. Trains are owned by either company. Drivers change at Gare du Nord. Trains moving from one network to the other at this station is known as the Interconnexion. Technical difficulties of the interconnection include: the shared tunnel with RER D between Châtelet - Les Hallesmarker and Gare du Nord, and the fact that while the northern suburbs use 25 kV AC current, the RATP part uses 1500 V DC, forcing the use of dual-voltage trains.


Line B was the product of the connection in 1977 of the Ligne de Sceaux terminus, Luxembourgmarker, with the Gare du Nordmarker via Châtelet - Les Hallesmarker. In 1988 St-Michel - Nôtre-Damemarker station between Luxembourg and Châtelet - Les Halles was opened to provide connection with RER C and Métro Line 10 at Cluny - La Sorbonnemarker, a station which had been closed since the beginning of the second world war and was entirely renovated for the occasion.


Geographically accurate path of the RER B

List of RER B stations

Inside an almost empty RER B
Inside an RER B.

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