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Transport: RATP expects a lasting impact of teleworking on attendance

2021-06-23T15:14:03.389Z

Although she observes a gradual return of users, RATP CEO Catherine Guillouard said this Saturday on France Inter to anticipate a lasting drop of 5 to 7%.



The number of people "

gradually rises

" in public transport in the Ile-de-France region, but in the future teleworking will have a lasting impact, eventually offset by new transport offers, said RATP CEO Catherine Guillouard on Saturday.

Read also: RATP and Transdev to win back lost travelers

During the week, two-thirds of the rail network have recovered pre-Covid traffic

”, while “

on weekends, there are more people

” with 70% of pre-pandemic attendance on the metro in weekends. end and 85% on the RER, she said on France Inter. "

On the surface network, we are already three quarters of the traffic during the week that we normally had before the pandemic and at weekends we are at 90%

", she added.

"

So it goes up gradually, with a lag,

" observed Catherine Guillouard, while health rules are easing in France with in particular the end of 100% teleworking since June 9.

But “

we can clearly see that teleworking is still very present

” and for the future “

there will be an impact of teleworking, that's for sure

”: “

we have modeled about two days on average of teleworking for all the staff. world

”, which could represent -5 to -7% of attendance.

Read also: RATP launches into the battle for mobility apps

But "

as at the same time we renew the offer, we put more offer, we extend the metro and tram lines, in fact on the horizon of 24 months that should be compensated

", according to her.

The boss of the RATP cited the example of line 14 of the Paris metro, extended north in December, and where "

attendance has increased by 15 to 20%

".

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Source: lefigaro

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