Only two days before the start of deconfinement! And public transport in major cities is one of the main challenges for its success. Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Secretary of State for Transport, unveiled the various details of the recovery plan on Friday. On the traffic side, 50% of trains will be present on the SNCF network on average, with a very large majority of TER than TGV. If masks will be compulsory everywhere, vigilance will be particularly focused on Île-de-France, a region where all the departments are classified "red" and where the coronavirus is actively circulating.
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Stations closed according to the evolution of the situation
To regulate flows at the RATP, where all traffic will not be provided, 60 of the 302 metro stations will remain closed, like that of République where five lines intersect and whose corridors are too narrow to achieve physical distance. On all networks, the adaptation will be done in real time, explains Jean-Pierre Farandou, president of the SNCF.
LIVE | Presentation of the modalities of the national #transport plan in the context of # deconfinement by @Djebbari_JB. https://t.co/8hSZIRClfl- Ministry of Ecology (@Ecologie_Gouv) May 8, 2020
"There is an unknown element in this matter. We do not yet know exactly how the flows will arrive, at what time and how. So we must observe what is happening, react and adapt", develops Jean-Pierre Farandou. "We are going to set up a tool, a special passenger PC that is deconfinement and each day, depending on how it happened in the morning, we will adjust."
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Wherever necessary, stations or stations may therefore be closed. Still with this objective of avoiding excessive crowds, filtering will be implemented. 20,000 law enforcement officials will be mobilized, as well as RATP and SNCF security agents and service providers hired for the occasion.
"We will secure and filter the stations which are the most frequented and which represent around 70% of flows," explained Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. "The aim is to" ensure that the people entering the transport systems are well Obviously wearing a protective mask and during peak hours the compulsory certificate ", he justifies.
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The certificate will only be requested during weekdays and during peak hours
Because employer certificates will only be checked from Monday to Friday and during peak hours, so that employees have priority in access to public transport, announced Valérie Pécresse. The president of the Île-de-France region also indicated that "a tolerance will be requested during the first days of deconfinement in order to allow employers to provide the required certificates".
Employers' certificates will be checked from Monday to Friday at peak times from 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.- Valérie Pécresse (@vpecresse) May 8, 2020
Finally, the return of public transport cannot go through regular cleaning of the trains and stations. "It has become a strategic subject", recognizes Catherine Guillouard, the CEO of RATP. And the Régie has invested in the field, since during the confinement period, "the workforce was increased by 30%," says its CEO. "We have doubled the cleaning on metros, RER, stations and bus stations. We took the opportunity to revolutionize," she explains, saying that from May 11, the RATP will ensure a "system of nebulization of buses which will take place every night ".