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The additional cost of transport linked to the Olympics falls on occasional users

2023-11-28T17:49:42.247Z

Highlights: Weekly tickets and passes will be more expensive for Parisians during the Olympics. The metro ticket will cost €4 compared to €2.10 currently. The notebook will also want almost twice as much as it currently does. The mayor of Paris sparked controversy by saying that Paris transport would be "not ready" for the world's biggest sporting event. The transport minister Clément Beaune has harshly rebuked her: "Ms. Hidalgo's remarks are shameful," he said on Sunday.


ANALYSIS - To compensate for the opening of thousands of additional metros, RER or trains during the Olympics, weekly tickets and passes will be more expensive. A controversial choice.


Clearly, travel during the 2024 Olympics is an explosive topic. Last week, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, sparked controversy by saying that Paris transport would be "not ready" for the world's biggest sporting event. Transport Minister Clément Beaune, who could see himself running for mayor of Paris in 2026, had harshly rebuked her: "Ms. Hidalgo's remarks are shameful," he said on Sunday. " Will the infrastructure be ready on time? Yes. Is there still work to be done? Yes.

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This time, it was Valérie Pécresse who set the ball rolling. On X (ex-Twitter), the president of IDFM (Île-de-France Mobilités), unveiled Monday the fares during the period of the Olympics, from July 20 to September 8, concerning the metro, the RER, the bus or the tramway in the Paris region. The metro ticket will cost €4 compared to €2.10 currently. The notebook will also want almost twice as much...

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