Île-de-France Mobilités to Modernise Paris Metro Line 6

Île-de-France Mobilités has announced plans to update the entire fleet of MP73 trains on Paris Metro line 6. It will also modernise the line’s platforms and tracks.

The MP73s have been operating on the line since the 1970s and will be replaced by MP89 trains currently running on metro line 4.

This is because automation work on line 4 will lead to the introduction of automotive MP14 shuttles this year.

The MP73 (left) next to its replacement, the MP89.
The MP73 (left) next to its replacement, the MP89

The MP89s will be adapted in order to be better suited for operation on line 6.

This includes reducing them from six to five cars in order to adapt their gauge to the line’s smaller platforms and equipping the trains with doors which open on both sides to adapt to stops such as Charles de Gaulle – Étoile.

Modernisation of the vehicles will also take place, including the installation of on-board video and renovation of seats, ceilings and signage.

Line 6 will receive its first train this month and Île-de-France Mobilités plans to move 40 of these trains onto the line by autumn 2025.

The line’s platforms and tracks will also be adapted to ensure safe operation and optimal performance.

The company has announced that a rectifier station will be added, as will new garages for the metros, and the line’s signalling system will also be updated.

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