Extension of existing metro lines: update on the works

By Cécile D. Photos by Cécile D. Posted on January 13, 2022 at 7:17 p.m.

Line 4 inaugurated two new metro stations on January 13. Development and extension projects are underway on other RATP lines. We take stock of the work in progress and to come.

From January 13, residents of Ile-de-France will benefit from two new metro stations, to travel more easily to Paris et en Ile-de-France. Two stations that will not be the last: from next spring, two other stations are due to open on the line 12, in Aubervilliers. The Paris metro continues to expand, making the region more accessible to everyone.

While the lines of the Greater Paris continue to be built, Île-de-France Mobilités is also investing in its existing lines. Several line extension projects are underway.

The line 11 must be extended by six kilometers, creating six new stations. Extension to Rosny-sous-Bois is scheduled for 2023. On the other hand, the extension to Noisy-Champs may not see the light of day: the project would cost too much, and the number of additional travelers is not sufficient to justify such costs, reveals the Parisian.

The line 14 has already benefited from a substantial expansion. However, the work does not stop there: by 2024, the line should reach Saint-Denis-Pleyel, thus allowing connections with future lines 15, 16 and 17. Line 14 must also extend to the south, to join theOrly airport. The line 1 must also expand with the addition of three new stations in the direction of Fontenay-sous-Bois, after the Château de Vincennes.

All these projects are already on track: in a few years, Ile-de-France residents will be able to benefit from them. But will we see these other expansion projects see the light of day? Several other lines could be extended, at the request of elected officials or residents. Requests that have not yet been approved.

An association bringing together elected officials from the 13th century town hall, Vitry and Ivry, for example asked for the extension of the line 10 towards Ivry. A project initially approved, then shut down by Île-de-France Mobility.

Users have also joined forces to ask for an extension of the line 9 to the André-Grégoire hospital in Montreuil.

These proposals are not, for the moment, at the top of the priorities of Île-de-France Mobilités, which is trying to prepare Parisian transport for the arrival of tourists attracted by the 2024 Games.

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