Issy-les-Moulineaux (France), December 08, 2022 – Transdev has been chosen by Ile-de-France Mobilités, the Greater Paris transportation authority, to operate for a period of six years the 15 bus lines serving the south-east of the Val-de-Marne department from August 1, 2023, and the "Cable C1" from 2025.
The Cable C1, the first cable car line in the Greater Paris region, will link Créteil to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges via Limeil-Brévannes and Valenton. It will run for 4.5 kilometers between the end station of the Metro Line 8 (Créteil Pointe du Lac) and the Bois Matar neighborhood in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, and will link the metro to the entire local bus network.
With its five stations, all of which are fully accessible to people with disabilities, Cable C1 will open up the towns of Limeil-Brévannes, Valenton and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and connect the two terminals in just 20 minutes during peak times. Its 105 cabins will accommodate up to 11,000 passengers per day when commissioned, with cabins passing through every 22 to 27 seconds.
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The design, construction and maintenance of Cable C1 will be carried out by a consortium composed of Doppelmayr France, Spie Batignolles, France Travaux, Egis Rail and Atelier Schall, under the supervision of Ile-de-France Mobilités. The infrastructure is financed by the Greater Paris region (49%), the Val de Marne department (30%) and the French State (21%). Transdev will be operating the system on behalf of the Region from 2025.
Already a leader in the operation of urban cable cars, Transdev will again join forces with Doppelmayr – as it already does since 2018 in Bogota (Colombia) for the operation of the TransMiCable urban cable car – with the support of Compagnie des Alpes, a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts Group. More information on the project here (in French).
This contract also covers 15 bus lines in the region, including five lines that are interconnected to the major rail transportation systems (RER A, RER D, Cable C1, Metro Line 8) via the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and Boissy-Saint-Léger stations and the Metro Line 8 in Créteil.