RATP to invest €1,653 million in 2015

17 December 2014  •  Author(s): RATP

In 2015, RATP will invest a record €1.65 billion in the Ile-de-France region for network expansion, modernisation and maintenance.

“Thanks to support accorded by STIF, the Ile-de-France transport authority, in 2015 RATP will pursue its ambitious policy to expand, modernise and improve the service quality of its network, with another record investment. The RATP network operated in the Ile-de-France region currently benefits from a modernisation programme unparalleled since its creation, with an unmatched number of projects that will directly benefit passengers in the Ile-de-France region,” stated Pierre Mongin.

The RATP Board of Directors met on Friday, 28 November 2014, under the direction of Pierre Mongin, RATP president and CEO, and unanimously approved an investment budget of €1.653 billion for the Ile-de-France region in 2015, €93 million more than in 2014.  

€300 million for the extension of RATP-operated networks

These investments notably cover metro extension work: beginning of construction on line 4 to Bagneux, followed by line 12 to Mairie d’Aubervilliers and line 14 to Mairie de Saint-Ouen.
The Board of Directors also approved the front-end engineering project for the extension of metro line 11 to Rosny Bois-Perrier.

Construction also started up on the extension of tramway lines T1 and T3 to Val de Fontenay and Porte d’Asnières, respectively.

€730 million to replace, modernise and increase rolling stock

The investment programme calls for the acquisition of new Ml09 trains to increase the passenger handling capacity of RER A, 12 new trains as part of efforts to increase the future potential on lines 2, 5 and 9, and 35 trains for the extension and increase in passenger handling capacity of the extended line 14. New trains will also be purchased for line T2. Lastly, RATP plans to order new buses in 2015, all hybrids and NGVs.

€620 million in investment for the modernisation and renovation of transport spaces and systems 

The transport system for metro lines 5, 9, 13 and 14 as well as the RER A will benefit from investments, so that service may be improved over time. Numerous investments will also be made to develop passenger information, with more the 700 IMAGE displays to be set up in 2015 and more than 2000 information terminals to be renovated on the bus network.

Rail network (subway and RER): about €1,080 million

  • Line 9: purchase of new MF01 trains as part of line modernisation
  • Line 4: extension of the line to Bagneux
  • Line 5: modernisation of the central command post; viaduct maintenance
  • Line 8: replacement of the signalling system
  • Line 11: engineering studies on the extension to Rosny Bois-Perrier and the adaptation of existing stations
  • Line 12: extension of the line to Mairie d’Aubervilliers, modernisation of the central command post
  • Line 14: extension of the line to Mairie de Saint-Ouen; adaptation of existing stations; purchase of new trains as part of the north extension programme and to meet the needs of increased passenger traffic on the line
  • Roll out of the OCTYS system on lines 5, 9 and 13, and SAET on line 14
  • RER A: purchase of new MI09 trains; start-up of construction on the automatic steering project for the central segment
  • RER B: renovation of the MI79
  • Acquisition of a driving simulator for lines A and B
  • Roll out of LED lighting in the metro and RER stations
  • Watertightness treatment of metro and RER stations
  • Improve accessibility for persons with disabilities in metro and RER stations

Street level networks (Tramway and Bus): about €290 million

  • Preparatory work on the T1 extension to Val de Fontenay
  • Purchase of hybrid buses
  • Purchase of new trains for the T2 line (to boost passenger capacity)

Passenger areas, information systems and services: about €150 million

  • Ongoing deployment of IMAGE displays: more than 700 new displays to be rolled out in 2015
  • Renewal of 2,000 passenger information terminals in the bus network
  • Metro renovation programme (Oberkampf, Châtelet, Les Halles, Richelieu Drouot, La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, Cambronne, Louvre-Rivoli, Maisons-Alfort Les Julliottes, Assemblée Nationale, Volontaires, Marcadet-Poissonniers and Concorde)

Property development policy: about €130 million

  • Adaptation of the patrimonial Choisy maintenance workshop
  • Adaptation of the line 9 maintenance centre to accommodate the MF01
  • Extension of the bus storage area at the Creteil bus depot
  • Industrial equipment for the new Lagny bus depot

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