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Val de Fontenay station

Coordinates: 48°51′16″N 2°29′21″E / 48.85431°N 2.48914°E / 48.85431; 2.48914
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Val de Fontenay
RER E train entering station en route to Villiers-sur-Marne
General information
Location10 Avenue du Val de Fontenay
Coordinates48°51′16″N 2°29′21″E / 48.85431°N 2.48914°E / 48.85431; 2.48914
Operated by
Line(s)Paris-Est–Mulhouse-Ville railway
  • RER A: 2
  • RER E: 4
Platform levels2
  • RER A: Yes, by request to staff[1]
  • RER E: No
Other information
Station code87113712
Fare zone3
Opened8 December 1977 (1977-12-08)
201914,295,323 (according to RATP)
17,693,555 (according to SNCF)
Preceding station RER RER Following station
Vincennes RER A
Rosny-sous-Bois RER E Nogent–Le Perreux
Noisy-le-Sec RER E
Villiers-sur-Marne–Le Plessis-Trévise
towards Tournan
Preceding station Transilien Transilien Following station
     Line J does not stop here

Val de Fontenay station is a Réseau Express Régional station in the Paris suburb Fontenay-sous-Bois. It is on the Paris-Est–Mulhouse-Ville railway and provides an interchange between the RER lines A and E.

The station[edit]

The station is named for a neighborhood of Fontenay-sous-Bois. It is served by line A (branch A4) and line E (branch E4).


As of 2019, the estimated annual attendance was 14,295,323 passengers according the RATP Group[2] and 17,693,555 passengers according the SNCF.[3]

This attendance makes this station the second busiest station in the Val-de-Marne department.[4]

RER A[edit]

On the A line, Val de Fontenay is the first station on the branch A4, leading to Marne-la-Vallée–Chessy and is also the busiest in terms of trains. Val de Fontenay (like Noisy-le-Grand-Mont d'Est) is served by every train running on this branch, unlike others which are skipped at certain times of day (Bry-sur-Marne and Lognes).

The station is served in each direction by:

  • 12–18 trains on peak travel times.
  • 9 trains per hour on off-peak hours.
  • 6 trains per hour on week-ends.
  • 4 trains per hour in the late evening.

Additional trains in off-peak times[edit]

Starting 4 February 2008, RATP changed the number of trains running on the RER A. In off-peak hours, there are now 12 trains per hour instead of 6. Of those 12 trains going to Marne-la-Vallée, 6 are direct between Val de Fontenay and Noisy-le-Grand (the stations of Neuilly-Plaisance and Bry-sur-Marne are skipped). This allows a passenger to save 2 minutes between Val de Fontenay and Noisy-le-Grand, as the trip drops from 7 minutes to 5 minutes without the two stops.

RER E[edit]

Since 30 August 1999, Val de Fontenay has also been served by the RER E. This is the branch E4, going between Haussmann–Saint-Lazare and Tournan. Train service on the E line consists of 6 trains per hour during the week in both directions. Towards Tournan, there are 4 trains per hour to Villiers-sur-Marne–Le Plessis-Trévise and 2 trains per hour to Tournan. Towards Haussmann–Saint-Lazare, trains coming from Villiers-sur-Marne stop at all stations, while trains coming from Tournan stop only at Noisy-le-Sec, Pantin, Rosa Parks and Magenta. In the evening, there are 4 trains per hour, alternating between Villiers-sur-Marne and Tournan and stopping at all stations.

Bus connections[edit]

The station is served by several buses:[5][6]



  1. ^ "Plan pour les voyageurs en fauteuil roulant" [Map for travelers in wheelchairs] (PDF). Île-de-France Mobilités. 2023. Retrieved 27 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Trafic annuel entrant par station du réseau ferré 2019". Open Data RATP (Data.Ratp.fr) (in French). RATP Group. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Fréquentation en gares en 2019 – Val de Fontenay". SNCF Open data (in French). SNCF – Gares & Connexions. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ Bao Nguyen. "La fréquentation des gares en France". Datavisualisation SNCF (in French). Cf. Val-de-Marne department on map of France. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Plan du réseau de bus à l'Est de Paris (Secteur n°10)" [Map of the RATP bus network to the east of Paris (Sector n° 10).] (PDF). Ratp.fr (Color map showing the names of bus stops and main streets.) (in French). RATP Group. May 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Plan du réseau Noctilien (2017) – (Secteur : Paris & Sud-Est)" [Map of the night bus (Noctilien) network (2017) – (Sector: Paris and its south-eastern suburbs).] (PDF). Ratp.fr (Color map showing the names of the bus stops and the cities served.) (in French). RATP Group. April 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Gare du Val de Fontenay at Wikimedia Commons