Metro for Paris suburbs awaits green light

29th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 29 (AFP) - Transport authorities in Paris will on Tuesday propose a EUR 6 billion (USD 8 billion) project to build a new metro that would ring the French capital and service the suburbs, according to a newspaper report.

PARIS, Nov 29 (AFP) - Transport authorities in Paris will on Tuesday propose a EUR 6 billion (USD 8 billion) project to build a new metro that would ring the French capital and service the suburbs, according to a newspaper report.

The plan, which would take two decades to realise, is to be presented by RATP agency which runs the city's underground metro network to a regional transport board, Le Journal du Dimanche said.

If it gets the green light, it will see 43 kilometres (27 miles) of subterranean track laid on the outskirts of Paris, with the majority of the 31 new stations linking up to suburban train lines.

The addition, the RATP argues, would be a boon to many of the seven million people who use the metro system every day.

But, the newspaper noted, the high cost of the project and plans for a tram line around the periphery of the capital may mean the idea will not get off - or rather under - the ground.

Metro for Paris suburbs awaits green light

PARIS, Nov 29 (AFP) - Transport authorities in Paris will on Tuesday propose a EUR 6 billion (USD 8 billion) project to build a new metro that would ring the French capital and service the suburbs, according to a newspaper report.

The plan, which would take two decades to realise, is to be presented by RATP agency which runs the city's underground metro network to a regional transport board, Le Journal du Dimanche said.

If it gets the green light, it will see 43 kilometres (27 miles) of subterranean track laid on the outskirts of Paris, with the majority of the 31 new stations linking up to suburban train lines.

The addition, the RATP argues, would be a boon to many of the seven million people who use the metro system every day.

But, the newspaper noted, the high cost of the project and plans for a tram line around the periphery of the capital may mean the idea will not get off - or rather under - the ground.

© AFP

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