While Mary was laundering the bedclothes I made myself scarce by taking the RER out to Marne la Vallee the site of Disneyland. It is at the end of line A4 and came fully up to my expectations.
|The SNCF station has been designed to fit in with the Disney theme|
|This is the main entrance - actually it is the security checkpoint. I decided to go no further.|
I took the RER back to the Gare de Lyon and after a snack went on to Bercy.
|The Gare de Lyon arrivals side was stuffed full of TGVs.|
|On the other hand the Gare de Bercy is mainly locomotive hauled trains|
|Both pantographs were raised on the locomotives.|
|There was a multiple unit train built by Bombardier|
|Outdide the Gare de Bercy is the SNCF bus station where long distance SNCF buses compete with the railway.|
|The station piano was given a vigorous but not very good work out|
I took Metro line 14 back to Saint-Lazare where I was surprised to see a train to Cherbourg about to leave with two locomotives on the rear. Only the one furthest from the rear had the pantograph up so the rear one might have been dragged dead.