The region of Île-de-France, alongside it’s local transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités, have announced that they have invested over 500 million EUR towards transport & sports infrastructure for the approaching 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games in Paris, as well as green spaces, housing, and bolstering security measures for the events.

The first Games to allow for entirely low-carbon public transport, the region is expecting to see more than two million visitors over the course of the summer, with plans now set in place to allow for seamless access to all competition venues across the city.

Transport plans set in place include:

  • A 15% increase in transport services on average and up to 70% on some lines.
  • New transport options specifically tailored for the event, such as the extension of metro line 14 from Saint-Denis-Pleyel (near the Stade de France) to Orly airport, making the airport a mere 30-minute ride by automatic metro from the heart of Paris, and of the RER E to Nanterre. This is in addition to ensuring accessibility at 240 stations, which represents 95% of train and RER traffic.
  • 10 free shuttle routes to access competition venues located far from stations.
  • 150 wheelchair-accessible shuttles for spectators
  • 1,000 buses to transport athletes and accredited personnel.
  • The “Paris 2024 Public Transport” app available in May to guide spectators to the best routes.
  • A Paris 2024 Pass for access to all Paris region transport options. Available for use from 20 July to 8 September 2024. It is already on sale online at iledefrance-mobilité and will be available via the Paris 2024 Public Transport app in mid-June.
  • 5,000 station staff to guide spectators.
  • 415 kilometres of cycle paths linking the major Olympic venues.
  • Part of the network (several metro lines and the RER C in central Paris) will operate through the night of 10 August as part of the Mass Event Running.

Security across all transport networks is also set to be increased, with a regional mobile security brigade of 50 additional agents placed along major routes.

Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France Region and Île-de-France Mobilités, said:

I express my gratitude to the Games. These games serve as a catalyst for our region, accelerating the realization of numerous projects spanning transport, housing, and sports facilities. While I acknowledge the potential inconveniences that may arise for our residents during this period, the ultimate outcomes will undoubtedly benefit the entire region and country.


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