India Metro, RER, bus ... What to expect in transport in Île-de-France from June 2?
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Traffic continues to gain momentum in transport in Ile-de-France. Metro, RER, bus and tram will find from Tuesday June 2 a "level of offer almost equivalent" to that before the confinement in mid-March, operators announced in a joint statement.
In the metro, all lines will operate with a frequency of 90% on average (100% on lines 1, 13 and 14) and within the normal time slot, between 5.30 and 1.15 a.m. Five stations in their sixties closed since the end of March will reopen: Victor Hugo (line 2), Jacques Bonsergent (line 5), Filles du Calvaire and Porte de Charenton (line 8), Charles Michel (line 10)).
The tram lines will operate at 100%, less on T4 and T11, under the jurisdiction of SNCF. The RATP buses will run with a frequency of 80% of normal while all those of the Optile network, in small and large Parisian ring, will run normally.
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Limit travel as much as possible
The service will be 100% guaranteed on lines A and B of the RER from 5h to 1h15, except on northern part of line B. The RER C, D, E and all the suburban trains will run until 10 p.m., with almost nine out of ten trains at peak times. Outside of these hours, traffic will go from 55% to 80% depending on the lines.
Because of the rules of distancing which reduce the capacity of public transport by about 80%, the regional authority and the operators always ask businesses and Ile-de-France residents to limit trips as much as possible, to maintain massive teleworking, and to spread out as strongly as possible the schedules of arrivals and departures at the workplace.
A certificate from the employer or a self-certificate justifying a compelling reason to travel is always required during peak hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at least until June 22, while wearing a mask is mandatory.
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