Coronavirus: 60 metro stations closed, traffic forecast in Paris on May 29

Published by Caroline J., Laurent P. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 28 May 2020 at 19h02 · Updated on 28 May 2020 at 19h36
Since May 11th, first day of the containment exit, the public transportation public in Paris and Ile-de-France has improved with 75% of the traffic working. Yet, State Secretary for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said in a press conference that about 60 metro stations were still closed. Here are the stations shut and the traffic forecast for Friday May 29, in Paris and Ile-de-France.

To face the coronavirus pandemic in France, France has had to set up locked down measures. Since late March, trains only work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. How come? 90% less travelers due to the confinement, and sick staff or having to keep their children at home. 

What deconfinement plan in public transit can we expect starting from May 11th?

What about deconfinement? Many Ile-de-France inhabitants wonder how public transit will do as we've been told facemasks will be compulsory after May 11. Ile-de-France region president Valérie Pécresse speaks about the famous social distancing, hand sanitizer vending machines and filtering at the entrance of main railway stations and metro stations.

Valérie Pécresse also explained that deconfinement will be "gradual" and speaks about "rationed" public transit in Ile-de-France.

As for RATP president Catherine Guillouard, she announced on April 24 on France Inter, that the service resumed at 75% starting from May 11 but with 60 stations closed.

As for metro stations, here are those closed on May 29:

  • Line 2: Courcelles, Victor Hugo, Place de Clichy, Stalingrad, Villiers and Barbès-Rochechouart,
  • Line 3: Bourse, Malesherbes, Havre Caumartin, Villiers, Opéra and République,
  • Line 4: Alésia, Saint-Placide, Barbès-Rochechouart, Raspail and Strasbourg-Saint Denis,
  • Line 5: Bréguet-Sabin, Campo-Formio, Hoche, Jacques Bonsergent, Laumière, Quai de la Rapée, République and Stalingrad,
  • Line 6: Raspail and La Motte Picquet-Grenelle,
  • Line 7: Cadet, Pierre et Marie Curie, Porte de Choisy, Tolbiac, Opéra, Danube, Buttes Chaumont and Stalingrad,
  • Line 8: Félix Faure, Filles du Calvaire, Ledru Rollin, Liberté, Lourmel, Maisons-Alfort Stade, Michel Bizot, Strasbourg-Saint Denis, Grands Boulevards, Opéra, Porte de Charenton, La Motte Picquet-Grenelle and République,
  • Line 9: Alma Marceau, Charonne, Exelmans, Jasmin, Maraîchers, Havre-Caumartin, Strasbourg-Saint Denis, République and Grands Boulevards,
  • Line 10: Cardinal Lemoine, Charles Michels, Chardon-Lagache, Ségur, Vaneau and La Motte Picquet-Grenelle,
  • Line 11: Jourdain, Rambuteau and République,
  • Line 12: Abbesses, Assemblée Nationale, Jules Joffrin, Marx Dormoy, Notre-Dame de Lorette, Rennes, Rue du Bac and Volontaires,
  • Line 13: Brochant, Liège, Pernety and Place de Clichy

Only 80% of the traffic will work on lines 3 and 7, 85% on lines 5, and 10 and 90% on line 2, 4, 6, 7b, 11 and 12, 95% for lines 8 and 9, and normal traffic on lines 1, 13 and 14.

Good news, starting from May 25, lines are running at usual times.

This May 7th, the State Secretary for the Ecologic Transition reminded that the "limit this inflow and the demand, remote working for all those who can will remain the rule"

RATP traffic forecast in Paris and Île-de-France on May 29, 2020 

  • RER A: 100% of the offer, connection at Nanterre-Préfecture
    • On the Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Boissy-Saint-Léger et Marne-la-Vallée Chessy: almost normal traffic all day long
    • Between Nanterre Préfecture and Cergy / Poissy: normal traffic from 5:40 a.m. to 10 p.m., check schedules 
  • Metro network: normal working times
    • Lines 1, 13 and 14: normal traffic
    • Lines 8 and 9: 95% of the offer
    • Lines 2, 4, 6, 7b, 11 and 12: 90% of the offer
    • Lines 5, and 10: 85% of the offer
    • Lines 3 and 7: 80% of the offer
    • Line 3b: 70% of the offer
    • Find the list of stations closed above

Coronavirus : 60 stations de métro fermées, les prévisions de trafic du 25 mai à ParisCoronavirus : 60 stations de métro fermées, les prévisions de trafic du 25 mai à ParisCoronavirus : 60 stations de métro fermées, les prévisions de trafic du 25 mai à ParisCoronavirus : 60 stations de métro fermées, les prévisions de trafic du 25 mai à Paris

  • Tramway network: almost normal traffic

  •  Bus network: 80% of traffic

Picture: Paris - June 19th 2017

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Dates and Opening Time
Starts 29 May 2020


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