here are the RER and metros of the future in Île-de-France

New Generation RERs. These new trains should make it possible to improve user comfort as well as the reliability and regularity of public transport in the Ile-de-France region.

Alstom presented Tuesday the RER and metros which will run in a few years in Ile-de-France, which despite serious budgetary difficulties does not intend to stop what its president Valérie Pécresse calls “the transport revolution”.

Safer, more reliable and bright but with fewer seats: these RER NG (New Generation) will enter service in September 2023 on the RER E and in early 2024 for line D which had not seen any new trains on its rails for over 30 years. New trains for the metro, the Grand Paris Express for the future lines 15, 16 and 17 were also presented…

RER of the future

“I hope you are going to be on time because the Ile-de-France residents are terribly impatient”, launched Valérie Pécresse, perched on a platform in front of three brand new trains, to the attention of Alstom, while deliveries of the RER NG are already two years behind schedule.

Brighter, less noisy, the RER NG has fewer seats in the long version (600) but has a much greater capacity if standing passengers are included (1,861 seats).

“It’s about inventing the RER of the future, which is a metro in dense areas and a fast train in more rural areas”, explained Valérie Pécresse, president of the Ile-de-France region and patroness of the regional authority. Transport Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM).

Safety is also enhanced with “boa” type trains, that is to say with cars all connected to each other by a bellows, so an open train from the lead car to the rear, which makes it almost impossible to find yourself alone in a dead-end car.

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(with AFP)

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