Pécresse ready to finance the interconnections

" Despite my solicitation on several occasions to repair this faulty aberration, the latter is still fleeing his responsibilities to this day. " But who is Valérie Pécresse talking about? In a letter sent on January 7 to the presidents of the departments of Seine-et-Marne (77) and Val-de-Marne (94), that The gallery was able to read, the president of the Paris region loads ... the State and its public establishment charged with building the Grand Paris Express (GPE). " The Société du Grand Paris (SGP) refuses to cover the cost of interconnections between the existing network beyond a threshold of 30%. "

" It is not possible to let this situation deteriorate at the risk of not being up to the ambition of developing a fully integrated transport network in Île-de-France. "

Line 15 south of the GPE will come, in fact, grafted on at least three stations of the existing transport network: in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis) whose junction must be made with the line H in the station of the Stade de France, on the border of Alfortville and Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne) with the R line in Vert de Maisons station, and in Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne) in the Ardoines station for additional routes of the RER C. " This financial impasse today poses great difficulties for the most advanced projects that find themselves totally blocked ", writes the president of Île-de-France Mobilités and boss of the regional council.

Towards a "united front" of the region and departments?

This is why Valérie Pécresse says she is "ready" to create a " regional solidarity fund " 100 million euros " equitably distributed " to subsidize these projects " not yet funded by SGP ". This support may also concern the construction of the new Bry-Villiers-Champigny interconnection station (Val-de-Marne), which will concern both the RER E, the South line 15 and the P line of the Transilien, or still the " possible interconnection projects not covered by the Grand Paris Express ".

" This strong gesture shows the region's willingness not to let daily transport be hostage to the government's budget trade-offs against investment. "

In exchange for this financial support, she " rely on support [des patrons des départements du 77 et du 94] " in order to " to show a united front and to demand that the government finally meet its commitments to transport. The state must finally take the measure of the task incumbent upon it and provide the rest of the financing of these projects with the SGP ", She concludes. Solicited, the Société du Grand Paris did not wish to react.