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Paris will test the opening of subways at night from September

The Paris metro will play extra night. Six metro lines and three tram lines will open on an experimental basis all night one Saturday a month, from September to March in Paris, announced the president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse (LR) in an interview at Parisian published Saturday.

"It was necessary to give a shot of" pep's "to the nightlife in Paris.The trade and tourism professionals were plaintiffs.They suffered a lot from the yellow vests crisis, the sackings in Paris at the weekend. the envy to the Parisians to go out at night and on weekends in Paris ", explained Valérie Pécresse.

Ile-de-France Mobilités, the transport union of Ile-de-France, has in principle "at five openings a night a year"said the LR leader of the most populated region of France, especially for the New Year. "Beyond, we must open social negotiations and it can take 18 months.We will review after 6 months of testing and we will decide whether to sustain or expand these openings on Saturday"added the former Minister of Budget and Higher Education.

A single night opening "is in millions of euros"

This test phase will concern metro lines 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 14 as well as tramway lines 2, 3a and 3b in the capital. according to The ParisianSaturdays concerned by the opening of the night are already closed: 14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 31 December, 11 January, 8 February and 7 March.

"It is not possible to open the metro 24 hours a day, because of the many RATP maintenance projects, there are more than 400 every day", emphasized Valérie Pécresse stating that the cost of a single night opening "is in millions of euros".

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