New BRT for Île-de-France unveiled until 2030

Île-de-France is gearing up for a significant enhancement in its public transport system with the introduction of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan slated until 2030.

Presented by Valérie Pécresse and set to be reviewed by the Île-de-France Mobilités board on 7 December, this strategic initiative is built upon recommendations from François Durovray, the president of the Essonne departmental council.

What's new

The comprehensive plan outlines the deployment of 45 new express lines by 2030, supplementing the existing network of approximately fifty bus routes in the outer suburbs, which are also set to undergo reinforcement. Commencing operations post-2024's Olympic festivities, the initial lines will leverage sustained infrastructure improvements, particularly on major arteries like the A1 and A13.

A substantial investment of between 150 and 200 million euros is earmarked for infrastructure development, including the establishment of multimodal exchange hubs, overseen by Île-de-France Mobilités. Additionally, 70 million euros will be allocated towards operational expenses, chiefly for the procurement of approximately 200 high-quality service buses.

What's to come

Funding for this ambitious endeavour will be partially drawn from the Île-de-France State-Region Contract (CPER), as disclosed by Valérie Pécresse. Moreover, ongoing consultations with the State aim to secure permissions enabling express buses to utilise emergency lanes effectively.

This dynamic plan underscores a commitment to regular updates and refinement, with scheduled revisions every two years, ensuring alignment with evolving transport needs and infrastructure advancements across the Île-de-France region.



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