The Greater Paris transportation authority Ile-de-France Mobilités has chosen Transdev to run the 15 bus routes serving the Val-de-Marne department’s south-east starting on August 1, 2023, and the “Cable C1” starting in 2025 for a period of six years.

The Greater Paris region’s first cable car line, the Cable C1, will connect Créteil and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges through Limeil-Brévannes and Valenton. It will connect the metro with the entire local bus system and run for 4.5 kilometers between the Bois Matar area in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and the Creteil Pointe du Lac Metro Line 8 end station.

Cable C1 will connect the communities of Limeil-Brévannes, Valenton, and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges to the two terminals in just 20 minutes during rush hour thanks to its five stops, all of which are entirely accessible to individuals with disabilities. Upon commissioning, its 105 cabins will have the capacity to carry up to 11,000 passengers per day, with a cabin passing by every 22 to 27 seconds.

Under the direction of Ile-de-France Mobilités, Doppelmayr France, Spie Batignolles, France Travaux, Egis Rail, and Atelier Schall will form a consortium to handle the design, construction, and maintenance of Cable C1. The Greater Paris region (49%) is responsible for funding the infrastructure, followed by the Val de Marne department (30%) and the French State (21%). From 2025, Transdev will manage system operations on behalf of the Region.

With funding from Compagnie des Alpes, a division of the Caisse des Dépôts Group, Transdev, an industry leader in the operation of urban cable cars, will once more team up with Doppelmayr to operate the TransMiCable urban cable car, as it has done in Bogota (Colombia) since 2018. Find out more details about the project here (in French).

This agreement also includes 15 bus services in the area, five of which connect to the main rail systems (RER A, RER D, Cable C1, Metro Line 8) via the stations at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and Boissy-Saint-Léger as well as the Metro Line 8 in Créteil.