The board of Paris transport operator RATP has approved for 2016 an investment budget of EUR 1.77 bn (+26 million more compared to 2015) to extend, modernise and maintain the transport network.
“We are going to invest EUR 1.77 bn for the direct benefit of Ile-de-France passengers in 2016, year which also marks the beginning of our new contract with STIF”, said Elisabeth Borne RATP CEO. “In total, this new contract will allow us to invest a record amount of EUR 8.5 billion over 2016-2020 period, in order to propose more offers and more services to passengers using our networks, thanks to the support of STIF”, she added.
EUR 417 million will be directed towards extension works for the metro and tramway network, as well as the modernisation of stations:
– Metro line 4 to Bagneux (1,8 km, 2 stations)
– Metro line 11 to Rosny Bois-Perrier (6 km, 6 stations)
– Metro line to 12 Aubervilliers (2,8 km, 2 stations)
– Metro line 14 Mairie de Saint-Ouen (5km, 4 stations)
– Modernisation of metro lines 14 and 11 stations
– Modernisation of three RER stations and five metro stations interconnected with the future Grand Paris Express line 15
– The underground section of T6 tramway line up to to Viroflay will be put into operation next year, while extension works for T1 line to Colombes (6,4 km, 6 stations) and T3b to Porte d’Asnières (4,3 km, 8 stations) will be launched.
RATP will allocate EUR 569 million for the renewal and modernisation of its rolling stock and bus fleet.
Another EUR 791 million will be used for the modernisation of information systems and renovation works. As part of this investments are the debut of the automatic pilot control system on the central section of the RER A, roll out 3G and 4G on the underground network, and the deployment of IMAGE screens (Information Multimodale dans les Espaces) for more accurate real time multimodal information.