The STIF council has kicked off the creation of the first sections of Ile-de-France Metro Line 16 and 17 and the extension of line 14 in Saint-Denis Pleyel. After having created line 15 between Noisy-Champs and Issy RER (Southern Paris) which works have just started, the second stage of Grand Paris Express project is going to be implemented. Thanks to this project the entire North East quarter of the Region will benefit from new metro lines by 2023.
“Those lines sections, that will welcome 10% of the Grand Paris Express passengers, will allow all the inhabitants of Ile-de-France North East quarter to have an easier access to the entire public transport network. By easier connections and a neat intermodality, with a STIF bus network among others, and I’ll take care of it personally, the inhabitants of Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne, and Val d’Oise departments will save valuable time in their daily commuting.By improving the exchanges between different very important economic centers of our Region, like Bourget airport, Villepinte exhibition complex, La Défense business district, Paris city center, and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport via Line 17 in the long term, those lines will be strongly involved in the economic rebalancing between the East and the West of Ile-de-France. They’ll eventually form a major asset in France’s candidacy to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2024.” says Valérie Pécresse, STIF and Ile-de-France Region President.
A cost of more than 4 billion euros, 29km of lines operated, 9 underground stations, 16 municipalities covered, 3 departments involved and a commissioning scheduled by SGP by the end pf 2023.
Line 14 extension
This 1,5km extension completes the current extension towards Mairie de Saint-Ouen to the future station Saint-Denis Pleyel.
Line 16 and 17 creation (Southern part)
The 27km first section of line 16 and 17 will allow passengers to travel from station Saint-Denis Pleyel to Noisy-Champs in 26 minutes and SGP foresees the commissioning by the end of 2023. This line will be operated in the long term along with line 17, between Saint-Denis Pleyel and le Bourget RER, sharing a 6km common part.
Connections between the stations and the surface network form an essential stake to ensure the attractiveness and efficiency of those new lines, and thus expanding their impact.
In order to ease their access as with other projects in Ile-de-France, railway and metro stations will include around each station esplanade intermodal equipment, pedestrian welcoming, safe lockers for Véligo bikes, bus terminals and parkings where appropriate.