An article by Vokya D, added on 21 December 2023 3 min. reading

The future network of express coaches is taking shape, providing for the strengthening or creation of 54 lines in Ile-de-France, including 7 in Roissy by 2030. These coaches will circulate on expressways, limiting stops to ensure competitiveness compared to to the car.

Île-de-France has an ambitious express coach network

The Île-de-France region unveils its master plan for an express coach network, providing for the strengthening and creation of 54 lines by 2030. These coaches, operating on expressways with few stops, will rival the car in terms of competitiveness. The project, called “Le RER of those who do not have one", aims to transport up to 5 passengers per line.

First phase in 2026: 15 reinforced lines

The first phase of the project, in 2026, will strengthen 15 existing lines, such as Cergy – Mantes-la-Jolie. Inspired by the reserved lanes of the Olympic Games, the new lines will include routes such as Argenteuil – Roissy and Rungis – Corbeille Essonne

The 7 lines to Roissy Aéroport

Sarcelles > Roissy Airport
Torcy > Roissy Airport
Lagny > Roissy Airport
Argenteuil > Roissy Airport
Saint Pathus > Roissy Airport
Senlis > Roissy Airport
L’Isle-Adam > Roissy Airport

Modern infrastructure and equipment

The implementation of express coaches will require work to create stops and adjacent parking lots. The region plans 38 multimodal exchange hubs. In addition, the acquisition of 200 modern vehicles equipped with wifi and USB sockets will be crucial. An investment of 170 million is planned, with a contribution of 70 million euros from Île de France Mobilités.

2030 objective: 100 lines to relieve congestion on the roads

The second phase, aimed 100 lines by 2030, will require more extensive work, involving potential discussions with municipalities. According to the president of the Île-de-France Regional Council Valérie Pécresse, the express coach network should withdraw 75 cars roads in the Ile-de-France region, thus connecting less-served departments such as Seine-et-Marne.

An answer to long daily journeys

The president of the Essonne departmental council, François Durovray, hopes that this project will respond to “ missing link for long daily journeys“. The president of the Île-de-France Regional Council emphasizes that it is time to change our perspective on the roads, favoring a more efficient and ecological transport approach.