The Est-TVM project will link the towns of Créteil, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Joinville-le-Pont, Champigny-sur-Marne, Bry-sur-Marne, Villiers-sur-Marne and Noisy-le-Grand. Currently, the BHLS public transport network east of Créteil is organised exclusively in a radial direction from Paris. The Est-TVM project is the first step in the creation of peripheral links, connecting Créteil with the Seine-Saint-Denis area. This project complements the Grand Paris Express automated metro project.
Buses will circulate using dedicated bus lanes for half the route, and the normal road network for the other half.
The creation of bus lanes near intersections and priority at traffic lights will ensure a high level of punctuality.
02. Service quality
- The route will be served by standard buses that are accessible for persons with reduced mobility.
- Buses will run every 4 to 5 minutes, during peak hours, and every 8 minutes, during off-peak hours.
- Buses will circulate between 5 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. on weekdays.
03. Urban integration
On several segments of the route, public areas will be developed to improve the quality of urban life, notably the comfort of pedestrians and cyclists.
These improvements will be made in Créteil and Joinville-le-Pont, as well as in Champigny-sur-Marne, Bry-sur-Marne and Noisy-le-Grand, thanks to the creation of dedicated bus and bike lanes, and a continuous bicycle route. New trees will be planted, and new parking spaces and delivery zones will be created.
- 2012: Île-de-France Mobilités approves the functional diagram
- 26 August-30 September 2013: public hearings
- Year-end 2013: declaration of public utility
- 2014: preliminary work on utilities (sanitation, electricity, gas, etc.)
- 2015: pre-project draft design studies
05. Project players
The Île-de-France Regional Council
The Île-de-France Regional Council provides financial support for the project, which meets its objective of developing suburb-to-suburb transport.
The Val-de-Marne General Council
The Seine-Saint-Denis General Council
06. Project costs and financing
An investment of 67.85m € (before taxes, excluding rolling stock) divided into development costs (65.15m €) and land acquisition (2.7m €, according to the Val de Marne General Council).
- Project funding
The first phase, which lasts through the end of public hearings, is funded by a 6.7m € financing agreement that was signed and financed by the Île-de-France Region and the Val-de-Marne General Council.
- Rolling stock
The cost of rolling stock – which was estimated at 7.12m € (2011 economic conditions) – is being financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, for the acquisition of 28 standard buses (including reserve buses).