STIF- Paris Region
> River services on the river Seine
As a result of a new prerogative since 2005, STIF the transport authority of the Paris region is launching the first public service of transport on the river Seine which crosses the capital city from east to west.
The council of STIF approved in July 2007, as a first step, an experiment of river services on the east side of Paris between Gare d’Austerlitz and Maison-Alfort a municipality of the neighbor “départment” Val de Marne. The journey will include five stops, three of which already exist.
The river services will be available with the usual season pass (weekly, monthly, yearly) or with a single ticket at the price of € 3. The river services will open on 1 July 2008. Extension of services is foreseen in 2010.
> Developing services to attract passengers
STIF records Public Transport in the Paris region are more successful than ever. The increasing traffic on all modes is seen as the result of a carefully balanced policy of STIF to better meet the needs of all citizens across the regional area.
Among the recent measures to develop services, the most important are the extension of metro service by one hour at night, a higher frequency of 6 of the 16 metro lines, the implementation of bus services at night and the restructuration of Mobilien the regional high quality bus network.
€ 207 million have been devoted to these measures.