The RER B north will be completely closed from August 12 to 14. Other lines will also be impacted, due to works. Hundreds of buses will be put in place.
The days from August 12 to 14 will be complicated for users of the RER B north. The traffic will indeed be totally cut during these three days. RER B south, RER A, RER C, line K and TER will also be impacted. The fault of the work necessary for the creation of reversal routes at La Plaine-Stade-de-France (Seine-Saint-Denis). But also for other creations, such as the construction of the CDG Express which will link the Gare de l’Est and Roissy airport in 2026.
The lines affected by the work from August 12 to 14
- RER B north – total closure.
- RER B south – closure between Fontaine-Michalon and Massy-Palaiseau as well as between Bourg-la-Reine and Robinson.
- RER A- closure between Nation and Val-de-Fontenay as well as between Val-de-Fontenay and Fontenay-sous-Bois.
- RER C – closure between Austerlitz and Javel-Henri-Martin as well as between Massy-Palaiseau and Pont-de-Rungis.
- RER D – normal traffic to Stade-de-France-Saint-Denis.
- Line K – closure between Paris and Mitry-Claye.
- TER – closure of the Paris-Laon line.
200,000 people impacted
A decision that will impact approximately 200,000 people, which pass through the RER B Nord stations in mid-August. To deal with this interruption, 600 buses will be made available to users. What clog the roads a little more. Especially since this will not be enough…
These buses will be able to transport 100,000 people, only. Or half of what the RER B usually does. 100,000 people will therefore have no solution for getting around. They will have to stay at home or use another means of transport. Additional cars could therefore appear on the roads. With what effect?
A device of unparalleled magnitude
Still, this device is impressive and was not easy to set up. The prefecture of Seine-Saint-Denis is thus associated with this maneuver. Ile-de-France Mobilités has planned to reinforce bus lines 148, 150 and 602. During these three days, carpooling will also be offered to passengers using one of the partner platforms. The CEO of the SNCF group, Jean-Pierre Farandou, will attend the operations. He spoke about the organization to come in the columns of the Parisian :
“This device is of an unequaled scale. We managed to find 600 vehicles and 1,000 drivers, which is not easy in the middle of August. This is 50% more than our highest level. In Aulnay-sous-Bois, a bus leaves every 40 seconds. »
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