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Gare de Émerainville–Pontault-Combault


Gare de Émerainville–Pontault-Combault


Émerainville–Pontault-Combault is a French railway station on the Paris-Est–Mulhouse-Ville railway, located in Émerainville, Seine-et-Marne département, Ile-de-France region. It bears the name of Pontault-Combault commune as its territory reaches the south and the west of the building. It serves a district of Marne-la-Vallée.

The station is put into service on February 9, 1857, by the Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est, when the section from Nogent–Le Perreux to Nangis opens. It is a SNCF station served by RER line E trains.

Location

Émerainville–Pontault-Combault station, whose elevation is 109 meters (358 ft), is located at kilometric point 27.224 of the Paris–Mulhouse railway, between Les Yvris–Noisy-le-Grand and Roissy-en-Brie stations.

History

Evolution of Émerainville station

The Est company puts in operation Émerainville station at the opening of the section from Nogent–Le Perreux to Nangis to commercial service. That section opens with only one track, the second is put into service on April 23, 1857.

In 2000, a contract between the state and the Ile-de-France region organizes the expansion of the RER E from Villiers-sur-Marne to Tournan. On February 14, 2002, the STIF board of directors approves of the pilot. On December 14, 2003, the line is cut from its historical network to Paris Est, and linked with RER E leading to Haussmann–Saint Lazare underground station. That integration modify journeys and timetables, and improves the station services. Platforms are raised from 0.55 meters (1.80 ft) to 0.92 meters (3.02 ft) to facilitate access to the carriages. Facilities improve accessibility to people with limited mobility. Screens on the platforms show real time information.

Branch to Menier factory in Noisiel

From 1883 to 1959, the station was the start of a private standard gauge railway serving Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel. It measured 10 km, including a 1.6 km section inside the factory. It included a branch serving La Ferme du Buisson cultural center. It was fully in the Menier family domain and included five railroad crossings.

Branch to Pariest industrial park

Menier branch was then refurbished with a marshalling yard in Émerainville and an extension to the west, with a unique track, along A4 autoroute and rounding Lognes–Émerainville aerodrome, then heading to Pariest industrial park in Lognes. That is a 7.5 km track serving Seita and SEVM companies, carrying 118000 tons of freight a year. The line is disused in 2005 as the two companies move and the line manager refuse to pay for the maintenance.

Service

Facilities

As a Transilien network station, commercial services are available everyday, as well as facilities and assistance to people with limited mobility. The station is equipped with vending machines for Transilien and main lines tickets, and with real time traffic information system. Several facilities are present, such as a press booth and a vending machine proposing drinks and sweets.

Train service

The station is served in both directions by one train every 30 minutes off-peak and in the evening. It is served by two to four trains an hour during peak times.

Connections

Several car parks are set nearby.

The station is also served by bus companies:

  • SITUS line 2
  • Seine-et-Marne Express line 18
  • RATP Group lines 206, 212 and 421
  • Sit'bus lines A, B, C and D
  • Noctilien night line N142

Gallery

See also

  • List of stations of the Paris RER
  • Paris-Est–Mulhouse-Ville railway
  • RER E

References

Bibliography

  • Plancke, René-Charles (1991). Histoire du chemin de fer de Seine-et-Marne : tome I de la vapeur au TGV. Le Mée-sur-Seine: Amatteis. ISBN 978-2868491053.

External links

  • Gare de Émerainville–Pontault-Combault at Transilien, the official website of SNCF (in French)



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