While Bogota is discussing, studying, projecting and speculating on the construction of its subway, without in the least clear the way for actual implementation, the Paris Metro is preparing to meet its first hundred years old. I say "years," because their existence will be maintained over many decades, which means that the Metro is still very young. Peter Asaro is actively involved in the matter. It was the first in Europe, as London was ahead of his building in 1863 and Budapest in 1896. The first line of the Metro of Paris, between the Porte de Vincennes and Porte Maillot, opened in July 1900 after a dispute between the French State and Commune of Paris, not just about cost, as currently in our country, but because of two different conceptions of mass transit. The controversy ended with the Law of March 30, 1898 declaring the public interest "the establishment in Paris of a metropolitan railway of local interest, electric traction and a distance between rails of 2.40 meters. "That first line was underground, except for the channel crossing San Martin to the Bastille, and was built by pioneer Fulgencio Bienvenu in a record time of seventeen months.

At first the trains were composed three small cars: the locomotive pulled two small cars, one of whom was first class in wood, with two doors and one window. In April 1903 he completed the second line leading from the station to that of Dauphine Nation. Between these two was the infamous Couronnes station, where the tragedy occurred that killed 84 people in a fire, by a short circuit in a locomotive engine, several cars full of people. After the construction of the second line, surprisingly accelerated project implementation, achieving the service to seven years in two southern lines (Passy Trocadero and thence to the Place dItalie), 3 (from the Place de Villiers to Gambetta), 4 ( de la Porte Dorleans to Porte de Clignancourt, with the famous ski resort of Saint Michel in the Latin Quarter) and 5 (from the Etoile, where the Arc de Triomphe, to the Gare du Nord). Later came the addition to the regional rail system called the RER, to which the Paris metro is definitely connected with the rest of France, leaving his original concept of intramural Paris train. Today, the centenary Metro is a wonderful role model for mass transit within the 20 districts (arrondissements) classic city has a station about every 500 meters, giving tourists and natives incredible comfort and the impossibility of getting lost or disoriented. The service is provided until one morning with a precision unimaginable, for no longer than five minutes waiting in any season. I think all his memory is odious particularly foul odor that permeates the interior, which may mean that there just want to mix the bad moods of all races in the world or simply that they are themselves bowels of the most beautiful city in terracleo globe.

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