Key points about this news item New tramway line T7 opens in ParisDescription: Follow @G2Paris_France
A new tramway, line T7, was inaugurated on Saturday 16 November in Paris which connects station Villejuif-Louis Aragon, which is the terminus of metro line 7 in the south of Paris, and Athis-Mons, in the Essonne department of Ile-de-France. It is expected to encourage travel between the southern suburbs and provides an essential service in this area where more than 300,000 people live and work. It also provides an additional link from the city centre to Paris Orly airport.
With a length of 11.2 km with 18 stations, the T7 tramway serves the towns of Villejuif, the Hay-les-Roses, Vitry-sur-Seine, Chevilly-Larue, Thiais, Rungis, Paray Vieille-Poste, Orly, Villeneuve-le-Roi and Athis-Mons, passing from Paris and two other departments, the Val-de-Marne and Essonne. The entire journey from one end to the other takes approximately 30 minutes. The line connects with several existing or planned lines: RER C (at La Fraternnelle), metro line 7, TVM, Orlyval, the future extension of the line 14 to Orly and future lines 15 and 18 of the Grand Paris Express.
Flowing at a rate of one train every 6 minutes during peak hours, then every 4 minutes after its extension to the RER station Juvisy-sur-Orge in 2018, the T7 will carry nearly 30 000 passengers per day.
The commissioning of the T7 tram is accompanied by an improvement to the bus routes in the vicinity, which came into force on Sunday. This plan covers 19 bus lines (including 3 Noctilien lines) with an aim to improve links between the timings of the tram and the buses in the suburbs.
More information about the trams in Paris can be found in our helpful guide.
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