With radial travel needs well served by Paris Metro's transit and commuter rail services (ridership is up 36 percent in 10 years) attention is now turning to suburb-to-suburb corridors with private rights-of-way set aside for streetcars or other modes. While the Paris city center is easy to reach, it is awkward to move from one suburb to another. A light rail line has been authorized for a 9.1-km route in the northeast of the city. The 22 stations include interchanges with 3 of the Paris Metro radial lines and with a suburban service of French National Railways. Twenty 2-car articulated light rail vehicles will be built and service is scheduled to start in 1988. At least 3 other suburb-to-suburb lines are being planned with modes not yet chosen. In the center city an Aramis people-mover system is being planned to cover 28-km of routes using 10-passenger vehicles on elevated, at-grade and tunnel guideways. Other details of RATP's rolling stock and control systems are described.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 710-711
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  • Accession Number: 00391501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM