Hall Champagne-Ardenne, gare de l'Est - Paris, France
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N 48° 52.600 E 002° 21.574
31U E 453041 N 5413943
Quick Description: [FR] Plaque d'inauguration du Hall Champagne-Ardenne de la gare de l'Est [EN] Grand opening plaque of Champagne-Ardenne concourse, East Station.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 1:15:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMNEXT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo
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Long Description:
[EN] Paris Est (or Gare de l'Est, "East station" in English) is one of the six large SNCF termini in Paris. It is in the 10th arrondissement, not far from the Gare du Nord, facing the Boulevard de Strasbourg, part of the north-south axis of Paris created by Baron Haussmann.

This concourse Champagne-Ardenne is named after one of the 27 french regions served by trains from East station.

The concourse was inaugurated by :
. Guillaume Pepy, SNCF (French National Railway Company) president since 2008. He joined SNCF in 1988 and had several ministerial functions (1990-1993) before coming back to SNCF.
. Jean-Paul Bachy, Champagne-Ardenne Regional Council president, member of Socialist Party. He was excluded from the PS after running against an official PS candidate in the French legislative election in 2007.

From wikipedia

Plaque :
Heart station
Champagne-Ardenne concourse was inaugurated 6/8/2011 by
Guillaume Pepy, SNCF president
Jean-Paul Bachy, Champagne-Ardenne Regional Council president

[FR] La gare de Paris-Est, dite aussi gare de l'Est, est l'une des six grandes gares terminus du réseau de la SNCF à Paris. Elle se trouve dans le 10e arrondissement, non loin de la gare du Nord. Sa façade ferme la perspective de l'axe nord-sud percé par le baron Haussmann et constitué principalement par le boulevard de Strasbourg.

Le hall a été inauguré par :
. Guillaume Pepy, président de la SNCF depuis 2008. Il a rejoint la SNCF en 2008 et a occupé temporairement des fonctions ministérielles (1990-1993) avant de revenir à la SNCF.
. Jean-Paul Bachy, président du Conseil Régional de Champagne-Ardenne, membre du Parti Socialiste dont il a été exclut pour s'être présenté contre le candidat officiel aux élections législatives de 2007.

Citations de wikipedia
What was opened/inaugurated?: Champagne-Ardenne Hall, gare de l'Est

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Guillaume Pepy, Jean-Paul Bachy

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 6/8/2011

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