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Capital Metropolitain Opens, Connects to Northern Suburbs

2011/04/24

3 Floréal, CCXIX (22 April 2011)
Paris-sur-Mizouri, Louisianne

(IBAP)

After years of construction and with much ceremony the First President of Louisianne and the Mayor of Paris-sur-Mizouri proudly announced the opening of the Métropolitain, or Métro serving  many of the suburbs of the capital and greatly improving the service of the  Transports en Commun de L’Agglommération Parizot (TECAP).

Construction of the Métropolitain had been anticipated since the founding of Paris-sur-Mizouri by Assembly mandate some 150 years ago. Although careful planning and construction of the Capital Complex and other government installations had included the construction of tunnels for subterranean trains, these were not in large part used during the construction as they were no longer of sufficient size for modern transit needs.

The rail lines as currently designed serve a primarily East-West and North-South corridor.  Plans and construction of a Péripherique line are also in process, and completion is expected before the end of the decade.

Connections with the Northern NALien suburbs have been completed, including access to the Aérodrôme Les Prés, allowing easy access to the largest aerodrome of the region.

Connection to Yonne is expected to be completed by the end of the year, fully completing the East-West line.

Concurrent construction of a tunnel system for the Saint Louis – Paris-sur-Mizouri – Lyons-sur-Mizouri TGV network have created a subterranean station below the Gare National, and have created a number of smokestacks of sorts to allow for the depressurization and repressurization of the tunnel while the train passes at elevated speed.

This tunnel system has allowed the rerouting of the TGV line for better, more timely service to the Capital, as well. Spokespersons for CFL state that this realignment is an integral part of the New Century Plan for Louisianna and allows for further realignment and expected growth in the Capital region.

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