From the car ban to a new urban cable car. As mentioned in this article, Paris, as well as Barcelona and Milan, is one of the European capitals committed to get closer to the concept of 15-minutes city. The new project, Câble 1, includes a 4.5-kilometer line that will connect several suburbs in the south-east of the city to the metro system.
Câble 1 will connect Créteil to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges via Limeil-Brévannes and Valenton along a route of 5 stations. Construction will begin later this year, the French newspaper Le Parisien reported, with the opening to the public scheduled for 2025. The cabins will have 10 seats and will be fully accessible.
The cable car solution was designed to “respond to the particular constraints of this territory which is crossed by numerous cuts (railway lines, road infrastructures)…” says Île-de-France Mobilités. The area is far from heavy rail transport networks (metro or train) and buses are no longer able to respond effectively to the needs of residents and employees. Câble 1 will directly serve more than 20,000 inhabitants and 6,000 jobs.
Île-de-France Mobilités signed a 110 million euro contract on 7 May with the consortium Doppelmayer France SAS (leader), Spie Batignolles GC, France Travaux, Egis Rail and Atelier Schall, for the design, construction and maintenance of Câble 1. Work will begin this year for commissioning in mid-2025.
Renders by Romain Ghomari, via cable1.iledefrance-mobilites.fr