Paris metro 22.09.2019


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In the very first metro trip I saw Stalingrad station. Nothing special about it, but the name. I was very surprised (:

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Let's start from the beginning. This is street entrance. I already like it (:

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Tickets are that small (check photo), but doesn't mean it's cheap. One trip costs almost 2 EUR. There are many ticket machine, unfortunately I often ran into broken credit card payment and had to buy ticket from a human.

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Not every entrance allows you to buy the ticket! Some of them simply miss ticket machine and the cashier at the same time. I had to find another one if I didn't have a ticket.

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Entrance (and exit) looks quite fortified. I guess there were some issues with hares in the past. However it doesn't protect from tailgating. I've seen that a few times.

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Stations are almost always divided by the track. If you missed your exit, it'd be a pain to get one station back. Sometimes you even have to leave the station.
Sometimes they put wall between platform and track. However that's quite rare.

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Those guys really love to use colors from French flag.

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A lost of stations have some kind of mosaic. Some have statues or even a kind of mini-exhibition. Moscow has still more beautiful metro, but according to European standards Paris metro is just amazing. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Passenger traffic isn't high. Unless a very rush hour. Even then it just might be a bit harder to get inside the train if you have way too many bags with you.

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Inside the train.

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On the old trains you have to open the doors manually. New trains do not have that problem (:

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Not everybody reads the phone. Some still prefer newspapers.

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If station needs a small renovation, it won't be closed for a year or something. It will happen alive!

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Quite station connections. Sometimes there are beggars or homeless there, but I saw it just a couple of times.

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Not the entire system is underground. However this is a final station.

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