Ile-de-France Rail Network Will Be Fully Electrified by 2030

Ile-de-France Mobilités has announced that the electrification of the entire Ile-de-France rail network will be completed by 2030.

Ile-de-France Rail Network Will be Fully Electrified by 2030

Currently work is underway to electrify the Gretz-Provins axis (line P), which will be completed by the end of the year.

Only one section will then be left in order to achieve 100% network electrification – the Trilport / La Ferté-Milon axis.

This will be no small task, as electrifying this last section will include the installation of over 60 kilometres of catenaries and more than 1,500 supports, plus the creation of electrified power stations.

In addition, some railway platforms, bridges and tunnels will need to be adapted for the new infrastructure to fit, while Meaux station will need to be raised by 92 centimetres in order to provide access to people with reduced mobility.

To complete this final piece of work, the Trilport / La Ferté-Milon axis will need to be closed for 8–9 months. During this time, replacement bus services will be provided for passengers.

Full electrification of line P – and therefore the entire Ile-de-France rail network – will be achieved by 2030. This will enable all routes to run Francilien electric multiple units (EMUs). Using a single train model across the entire line means easier maintenance and a more robust service.

In addition, the electrification of the Meaux/La Ferté-Milon axis will put an end to shearing in Meaux and allow interconnection with the future Grand Paris Express metro line 16 in Chelles.

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