Île-de-France Mobilités announces extension of T3b Paris tramway

Posted: 12 April 2024 | | No comments yet

Île-de-France Mobilités unveils the extended T3b Paris tramway network, offering improved connectivity and enhanced service with seven new stations and increased frequency.

Île-de-France Mobilités announces extension of T3b Paris tramway

Credit: Île-de-France Mobilités

Île-de-France Mobilités has announced that Paris’s transportation landscape has undergone a significant transformation with the recent extension of the T3b tramway towards Porte Dauphine. 

The T3b tramway, an integral part of Paris’s transport evolution since its inception in 2006, has become synonymous with sustainable mobility and enhanced urban living. Its extension to Porte Dauphine, following an earlier stretch to Porte d’Asnières in 2018, signifies a substantial stride towards improving connectivity and accessibility across the western corridor of the city.

The extension adds seven new stations, bringing the total to 33 along the T3b route, which now spans 17.5km with 3.2km of additional tracks. This expansion allows for a tram every four minutes during peak hours and every eight minutes during off-peak hours, ensuring a smooth and efficient service that operates seven days a week from 05:00 to 00:30 (and until 01:30 on Fridays and Saturdays).

With an impressive 68.6 million trips recorded in 2023 (compared to 65.8 million in 2019), the T3b tramway continues to be a vital mode of transportation for Parisians and visitors alike. Additionally, nine new trainsets have been introduced, bringing the total to 72 trainsets (shared with the T3a line).

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Beyond its immediate impact on Paris, the T3b extension is part of a broader initiative towards sustainable urban development and improved interconnectivity with neighbouring towns. New multimodal hubs at key junctions like Porte Maillot and Porte de Champerret promise to enhance mobility options for residents and visitors alike.

The project, financed collaboratively by the City of Paris, Île-de-France Region and the State, underscores a commitment to modernising public transit infrastructure. Investments in new trainsets equipped with state-of-the-art safety features reflect a broader strategy to elevate the quality and comfort of commuter experiences.

Looking ahead, studies initiated by Île-de-France Mobilités under the State-Region Plan Contract 2023-2027 aim to explore further extensions and enhancements to Paris’s tram network. The ultimate goal is to create a comprehensive tram tour of Paris, offering an efficient and sustainable mode of transportation for residents and tourists alike.