New night bus services in Paris Ile de France region
In order to better match the growing mobility needs in night time, the network of night buses in Paris and Ile de France region has been restructured and reinforced in September.
Provision of services has been doubled compared to the before situation. They are now run under the same name ‘Noctilien’ and are operated by RATP and SNCF, companies in charge of rail and metro services in Ile de France and co-ordinated by STIF, the regional transport authority.
The network consists of 35 lines serving 1,950 stops, operating from 0h30 to 5h30, every night, with enhanced services during weekends, with for instance an interval of 10 minutes in 2 circle lines of Paris.
All buses are equipped with CCTV, offering a high level of security to the passengers. €5 million have been invested for this new service.
The yearly operation costs amount to €16 million for an expected patronage of about 8 million passengers.