Paris : Public transport networks

Public Transport System

Public transport systems in Paris and Ile-de-France carry more than 41 million passengers everyday. The daily modal share of mobility in Ile-de-France in 2010 was as follows:

  • walking (38.7% - 15.904 million),
  • car (37.8% - 15.532 million),
  • public transport (20.1% - 8.287 million),
  • cycling (1.6% - 652,000),
  • motorbike (1.4% - 569,000),
  • others (0.4% - 170,000).

Public transport systems are operated by more than 70 companies

RATP: State owned company operating metro, tramway, bus services in the central area as well as 2 heavy rail lines (RER or Rapid-transit rail system) shared with SNCF. In 2015, RATP employed 59,667 staff members worldwide (of which 43,500 in Ile-de-France) and had a turnover of € 5,556m worldwide (of which € 4,740m in Ile-de-France).

SNCF: State owned national railway company operating suburban rail services. In 2016, SNCF employed almost 260,000 staff members worldwide (of which more than 20,000 in Ile-de-France) and had a turnover of € 32,3Bn.

Optile: association bringing together more than 70 private bus companies which employs 9,906 staff members and … on 1,203 regular bus routes in 2016. Those companies are mostly subsidiaries of Keolis, Transdev and RATP Dev (private branch of RATP Group).


Type of networks

 HEAVY RAILMETROTRAMWAYBUS
SUPPLY 2013/2015
Network length (km)1,45021910531,808
Number of lines131691,480
Number of stops/stations44930218433,436
Number of vehicles1,1826932389,412
Number of operators212more than 70
DEMAND 2016
Number of journey (million)1,4411,5192231,420



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