free shuttles, application… The Olympic transport system revealed – L’Express

free shuttles application… The Olympic transport system revealed – LExpress

Last kilometer shuttles or for disabled people, reinforcement of the most popular lines, application to find the best route… The president of the Ile-de-France region Valérie Pécresse detailed, this Monday March 25, her transport plan for Olympic Games, which will take place from July 26 to August 11.

The system’s flagship tool: the “Paris Public Transport 2024” application, which will be launched in May in six languages, and will be able to measure “the real-time distribution of spectators” in the capital in order to give the traveler the best route. Make way for alternative routes, therefore: regular users must “remove their automatic transport systems, the routes we give you are the right ones”, according to the president of Ile-de-France Mobilités.

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Metro for 4 euros and free buses

4 euros… This is the price of the “special Olympics” metro ticket which was announced by Valérie Pécresse, justified according to her by the need to increase the frequency of the lines by 15%. The reinforcement will ultimately reach 23% for eight lines serving the Olympic sites. And from 60 to 70% for three particularly popular lines: metro 9, RER A and RER C. More than 300 drivers are being recruited to ensure this additional offer.

Returning to the controversial Olympic pricing, Valérie Pécresse affirmed that the price of a single ticket had been set at 4 euros “so that no one buys them” and thus avoid “embolisms at the ticket counters”. Ile-de-France residents without a subscription “just have to subscribe to Liberté +, the online post-payment service”, to pay “at the best rate, 1.73 euros, the following month”, he said. -she advised.

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Disabled shuttles and additional bicycles

To serve sites far from stations (Roland-Garros, Parc des Princes, Versailles, St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Vaires-sur-Marne), 300 buses, or “one bus per minute” and per site, will be deployed, detailed Valérie Pécresse. These shuttles will be accessible free of charge.

Another type of shuttle, 150 in all, will be set up to transport disabled people and their companions from the eight Parisian stations to the entrance to the sites. This service will be available by reservation and for a “very low price of 4 euros, so that we do not have no-shows, that is to say people who book and do not come”, explained the regional president. Around 2,000 additional electric bikes in the region, Véligo, will be available for a one or two month subscription at 53.90 euros, compared to the usual 40 euros over six months.

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The Organizing Committee asked the region to financially cover the travel of the 200,000 accredited people (athletes, officials, journalists, etc.), i.e. a budget of just under 10 million euros, confirmed those close to them. by Valérie Pécresse.