FOCUS- From the start of the school year in September, the annoyance of Ile-de-France transport users was evident. Some lines are particularly interested.
Since the beginning of the school year in September, many public transport users in the Ile-de-France region have deplored a deterioration in their travel conditions. Longer waiting times, crowded subways or buses … The development of teleworking it is far from having put an end to the jails of travelers in the Ile-de-France. But depending on the lines taken, users aren’t all in the same boat. Le Figaro make the point.
In the subway
On the subway,attendance increases: depending on the day we are between 88 and 90% of attendance“, We say to the RATP. At the end of September 2022, according to data from Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), two lines had already regained the 2019 level of frequency: line 11 (97%) and line 14 (99%). The Ile-de-France transport authority specifies that these levels are overestimated: in line 11, “the interruption of traffic between Châtelet and Hôtel de Villein 2019 the “extension to the town hall of Saint-Ouenin 2022 it disturbs the readings.
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Behind, in the ranking of the busiest lines, we find row 8 (87%), rows 7 and 12 (86%), row 10 (85%), rows 1, 6 and 9 (83%) and rows 3 and 5 (82%). The other lines still have 20% fewer passengers than in 2019.
Frequency levels to compare with the transport offer. On the one hand, the supply ordered from IDFM to RATP remains at 98% of the pre-Covid level. If a few days ago IDFM hypothesized this reduced offer – “The number of travelers has not returned to 100% on all lines and we are careful with our budget“, We were told -, the head of the region, Valérie Pécresse, finally called on Monday in The Parisian to a 100% return of the pre-Covid offer on the subway. Today only four lines have regained 100% of their ordered supply, according to the RATP: 7, 9, 13 and 14. The lines that have lost the most in ordered metro frequency, on the other hand, are 11, 12 and 3bis.
In reality, the provision of metros, ordered and financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, is far from being respected. “RATP was unable to produce the requested service, this is the reality“, Sneered Valérie Pécresse in The Parisian Monday. The numbers support it. At rush hour, the regularity rate of subways was shown only at 93.3% on average in September – versus 96.5% ordered – according to the latest data from IDFM. The worst students are Line 6 (84.3%), Line 4 (86.5%) and Line 13 (87.3%). Lines 14 and 1, on the other hand, are automated and operate smoothly.
On the RER and in suburban trains
The frequency is lower on RER and suburban trains, the Transilien. On these lines,we found between 80 and 85% of presences in 2019“, Let’s say on the side of SNCF Voyageurs. There, too, there are significant differences between lines. At the end of September, the RER C thus recorded more travelers than at the beginning of Covid, but this rate would be overestimated, according to the IDFM: “In 2019, several stations were under construction, in addition the number of validators increased between 2019 and 2022, which led to an artificial increase in the attendance rate for 2022 from 15 to 20 points“, We explain.
At the end of September, the other RER lines peaked at 90% of their pre-Covid level. On the Transilien lines, the J and P are those in which the frequency is closest to returning to normal (95% and 93% of admissions respectively).
In September it was the users of lines B and D who waited longer on the RER platforms. Punctuality peaked at 82.5% on the first and 83.8% on the second, again according to IDFM data. On the Transilien network, the P, L and R lines were the least punctual, behind H and K.
The trains have yet to arrive. Because the lack of drivers leads to the cancellation of trains on certain lines. The hardest hit is the C line of the RER, on which, at the beginning of September, 19 trains a day canceled. If 6 trains were added at the beginning of October, there are still 13 fewer trains per day than normal. Eliminations have also affected the J and L lines in recent weeks.
On buses and trams
On buses and trams, line-by-line data on presence or punctuality are fragmented. On the bus lines operated by the RATP, “25%of the contractual service ordered by IDFM is not performed, repeated Valérie Pécresse a Parisian Monday.
On the tramway, 98% of the ordered supply was carried out at the end of September 2022, according to IDFM data. As for punctuality, the data of the lines managed by the SNCF show a T4 line more often lagging behind (88.3% punctuality at the end of September) than the T11 line (97%).