Automated or extended metro, additional trams, Navigo on iPhone… What’s new in your transport in 2023?

Our file on the main projects of 2023

  • Transport: Line 11 extended, RATP recruitment, Navigo on iPhone…
  • Paris: La Chapelle Arena, City Theater, Notre Dame Cathedral…
  • Hauts-de-Seine: suspended promenade, SPA haven in La Défense…
  • Seine-Saint-Denis: preparations for the Olympic Games, metro extension and more.
  • Val-de-Marne: work on the cable car, a theater in Fontenay…
  • Val-d’Oise: renovation of Cergy station, swimming pool at Taverni…
  • Yvelines: A13 viaduct, PSG campus in Poissy…
  • Essonne: tram T12, Arènes d’Évry, bridge with golden balls…
  • Seine-et-Marne: solar power plant at Disneyland, T Zen 2 at Melun…
  • Oise: the river port at Creil, the Chambly stadium, the Beauvais theater …

Six new stations on metro line 11, the 4th automated line, the opening of two tram lines, autonomous buses, new trains and finally tickets available on iPhones… these are the main changes expected in the coming months in Ile-de-France. transportation.

New degrees to digest

This is done. The prices of new tickets came into effect on January 1. From December 20, monthly Navigo subscribers will have to pay 84.10 euros (+ 11.8%). In digital format, a single ticket increases from 1.49 euros to 1.69 euros. This unprecedented increase comes to replenish the finances of Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the authority responsible for transport, which has been weakened by the effects of Covid-19 and rising costs.

Should we expect other price changes in a year now? Decision-making is the business of state authorities. Transport Minister Clément Beaune and IDFM President Valerie Pécres spoke of a “conference” and “fundamentals” to think about new ways of financing transport.

More buses, trains and subways… But when?

After a difficult autumn 2022 for travelers, will 2023 be the year of the return to the “full offer”? Anyway, this is the course set by Île-de-France Mobilités for SNCF and RATP. To be able to provide 100% service, operators are intensifying recruitment campaigns. bus and subway drivers; station or maintenance agents: thousands of positions to be filled.

RATP envisages an upgrade “at the end of the first quarter”. On the Transilien network side, delays to return to normal traffic are expected to be longer. A special advice to operators on this topic from IDFM is scheduled for January 13.

Six more stations on line 11 from Lilas to Rosny-sous-Bois

This is the main “big project” that will be realized this year. At the end of 2023, passengers on line 11 will be able to board new trains (MP14) and discover six new stations on the Seine between Les Lilas, Romainville, Montreuil, Noisy-le-Sec and Rosny-sous-Bois. Saint Denis.

After the Mairie des Lilas, these future stops to the east are called Serge-Gainsbourg, Place-Carnot, Montreuil-Hôpital, Coteaux-Beauclair, La-Dhuys and Rosny-Bois-Perrier. To prepare for this event, a closure is planned between Châtelet and Mairie-des-Lilas from Tuesday to Thursday at 22.00 until September 28.

The automation of the 4th line has been completed

Since last September, the line 4 between Bagneux and Porte de Clignancourt has been gradually introduced with driverless trains. By the end of the year, all 52 trains will be controlled by computers. Enough to make this main line of the network, used by 700,000 passengers every day, more reliable and fluid.

T10 tram expected between Clamart and Croix-de-Berny

The opening of T10 is announced in May. This new line will serve 13 stops over 8.23 ​​km between Clamart, Le Plessis-Robinson, Châtenay-Malabry and Antony in the Hauts-de-Seine. RATP Cap IDF-operated T10 will have connections to RER B and T6. Between 25,000 and 30,000 passengers will use it every day.

Self-service electric scooters: stop or again?

The contract linking the city of Paris with the three operators Lime, Dott and TIER expires at the end of February. How about 15,000 scooters and 12,500 self-service bicycles? Mystery. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (PS) must decide whether to continue or cancel these services, which are used by about 400,000 regular customers.

Digital tickets and Navigo come on iPhone

The cardboard ticket is in its last months. From October 2022, owners of an Android smartphone can purchase almost all tickets on their device and use it to confirm their travel. By the end of 2023, annual Navigo subscriptions, as well as origin-destination tickets (SNCF) and the Liberté + postpaid service, should also be available on Android.

As for iPhone owners, they will finally be able to confirm their travels and add their name to Apple Wallet by the fall. Recent developments continue on the apple brand side.

The digitized Navigo pass is available on Android smartphones from October 17, 2022. This will soon be available for iPhones as well. DR

T12 will connect Massy-Palaiseau and Évry-Courcouronnes

11 municipalities served by 16 stations: by the end of 2023, the T12 tramway between Massy-Palaiseau and Évry-Courcouronnes in Essonne will change the daily lives of residents. T12, operated by Transkeo (Keolis and SNCF groups), will have connections with RER B, C and D. Tram train to Palaiseau, Massy, ​​Champlan, Longjumeau, Chilly-Mazarin, Épinay-sur-Orge, Morsang-sur-Orge, Viry-Châtillon, Grigny, Ris-Orangis and Évry-Courcouronnes.

Line 6: New trains in the Paris sky

Line 6 between Etoile and Nation offers a stunning view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower. Its iconic Bir-Hakeim and Bercy viaducts will soon see renewed train traffic. Older MP73s, over 40 years old, will be replaced by 45 MP89 trains, which run off Line 4.

The first tests in real conditions have started. Equipped with new seats, these more comfortable and spacious trains are scheduled to enter commercial service in the next few months.

RER E: “new generation” trains in September

According to SNCF Réseau, work to extend the RER E between Haussmann-Saint-Lazare and Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) should be completed this summer. Before the scheduled commissioning in 2024, users should benefit from the new RER NG trains delivered by Alstom.

The first RER NG trains (left) are due to enter service on RER E in September.
The first RER NG trains (left) are due to enter service on RER E in September.

The first passengers will discover them in Seine-et-Marne between Haussmann-Saint-Lazare and Chelles-Gournay from September. The spacious and bright RER NG will come step by step in RER D. IDFM financed the purchase of 255 copies at a cost of 3.75 billion euros.

Autonomous buses with passengers

The two RATP experiments should reach a decisive stage in 2023. In Val-de-Marne, 393 fully autonomous buses between Sucy-Bonneuil RER and Basse-Quinte over 6 km must be able to accommodate passengers at a permitted speed of 30 km. / h.

RATP is also fine-tuning shuttle service to Paris’ three stations, Bercy, Austerlitz and Gare-de-Lyon. Access to the service with users is planned for 2023.

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