The Greater Paris Region’s transport network forms a key element of the region’s economic development and is of major concern for to the 8.5 million passengers that use it on a daily basis. Transport improvements are therefore one of the main concerns of the public authorities.
Alongside the Grand Paris Express (GPE) project, there is a significant number of modernisations, extensions and new line developments in the pipeline. Most of these projects are included in the Mobilisation Plan for transports under the authority of the STIF (Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France or Paris Transport Authority which is the organising body for transports in the Greater Paris Region.) This plan forms one of the two elements of the “Transports” section of the Grand Paris project, as reclaimed and redefined by the former Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault on the 6 March 2013.
What is the Mobilisation Plan?
The plan was initiated in 2009 by both the Region and the “départements” in the Greater Paris Region. It needs to allow for updating the current network, improving its day-to-day reliability, as well as carrying out infrastructural works required for the development of the capital region.
Following political change in 2012, the Government and the Region sought to include a new step in the modernisation of the transport network. Within the context of the Grand Paris framework, the Government and territorial authorities jointly bear the responsibility for an ambitious modernisation and development project for transport in the Greater Paris Region with, on the one hand, the Grand Paris Express (GPE) and, on the other, the Mobilisation Plan for transports.
How is it financed?
The financing for all of the operations in the Mobilisation Plan – around 50 in total – stands at over €17.5 billion, €4.8 billion of which has already been invested between 2007 and 2012. Over the 2013-2017 period, €7 billion will be invested over 5 years, this will be financed by the Region, the Société du Grand Paris (SGP), the State and other partners.
The contribution made by the Société du Grand Paris (SGP), which stands at €2 billion, will be mainly used to finance the extension of the RER E (Eole) to the West, the extension of métro line 14 to Mairie de Saint-Ouen, the extension of métro line 11 to Rosny-Bois-Perrier and the RER Master Plans. The Master Plans define the actions and investments required for the modernisation of the RER to make quick service improvements for passengers