Île-de-France Mobilités network: The transport offer adapts to passenger numbers

With the lockdown extended until 1 December, resulting in a significant drop in passenger numbers, Île-de-France Mobilités has decided to keep the entire network open in the Paris region. Île-de-France Mobilités is allowing residents who are required to travel to do so, and thus contributing to maintaining economic activity in the region.

Since the lockdown was put in place, Île-de-France Mobilités has chosen to keep the transport offer unchanged and to observe changes in passenger numbers before adjusting the service level. On average, passenger numbers have remained stable since the beginning of lockdown and stand at:

  • 35% of normal weekly traffic
  • Up to 50% of normal traffic at peak hours
  • Less than 20% of normal traffic as from 9:00 p.m. and falling rapidly

In accordance with its commitments and after consultation with user associations, Île-de-France Mobilités has decided to maintain the transport offer at 100% during peak hours and to adjust it during off-peak hours in different ways depending on the lines. After 9:00 p.m., the offer put in place at the time of the curfew is maintained.

Île-de-France Mobilités has therefore asked the operators (RATP, SNCF and Optile) to adapt the transport offer at these specific times, as from Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Métro :
100% of current service between 5:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
At least 50% of service at off-peak times and the half-term holiday service at weekends. With the exception of lines
metro ligne 1 metro ligne 13 and metro ligne 14 which remain at 100% all day.

RER rer ligne A and rer ligne B : 100% of current service all week and on weekends.
Other RER and Transilien lines: some cancellations at off-peak times, which will be minimal (e.g. RER D will have 75% service at off-peak times), and on weekends.

Bus and Tram:
100% on tram lines and bus routes serving hospitals, reduction on a case-by-case basis depending on the passenger numbers observed by the operators.

Given the very low volume of evening traffic, the frequency of public transport remains reduced to around 50% over the entire Île-de-France Mobilités network from 9:00 p.m. and until the end of service.

Île-de-France Mobilités will keep in touch with user associations for feedback on these new changes.

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