CDGVAL – providing answers for quick and reliable transportation

30 March 2009  •  Author(s): René Brun, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Managing Director

Eight terminals have been built successively over the last 30 years at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, making it one of the most extensive platforms in Europe. CDGVAL is a key part of the development of this vast complex, providing an answer to the need for quick and reliable transport between the terminals, regional and high-speed (TGV) railway stations and car parks.

Why did Aéroports de Paris decide to develop an automated metro?

With a top speed of 70km/h, CDGVAL allows the 60 million passengers a year who use the airport, as well as the platform’s 85,000 staff to move quickly between terminals. It is a safe, clean and free means of transport, available 24/7. Travel times are also greatly reduced (eight minutes to travel between the two termini, compared with 25 minutes by bus).

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