Grand Paris Express. To discover the future automatic metro, an organized virtual visit

Travel from your sofa in the trains of the Grand Paris Express by discovering the design of the future trains of lines 15, 16 and 17 and the extension of the already existing lines 11 and 14. This Tuesday, April 20 at 6.30 p.m., thanks to a one-hour virtual tour led by guide-lecturers from the La Fabrique des métros exhibition space, it’s possible.

The places, located in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) and created by the Société du Grand Paris (the public establishment responsible for building the Grand Paris Express, Editor’s note) had to close in October just after the opening of the exhibition that presented them, due to the health crisis. Faced with a dragging-on situation, the lecturers have had to adapt and regularly organize virtual tours. via l’application Zoom. 

An enriched visual journey

On the program: a look back at the genesis and development of this extraordinary project thanks to “A virtual journey enriched with videos and original content. “ The Grand Paris Express will have nearly 200 km of automatic lines. But the doors of these new subways will not open until 2024.

The visit should also discuss the work of Patrick Jouin, designer, and Ruedi Baur, graphic designer who both work on “The design of furniture and signage for all stations, thus creating a common visual and formal vocabulary, consistent with the identity of the Ile-de-France transport network”. Other virtual and commented tours should soon take place pending the reopening to the public of the Fabrique du métro.