Metro closures in Paris in weekend of transport works

Metro closures in Paris in weekend of transport works
Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP
If you're planning on travelling around Paris or Île-de-France this weekend, be aware of work on the Metro, trains and roads that may affect your travel plans.

Over the holiday weekend of May 8th transport authorities in Paris are planning a series of works that involves limited service on some lines.

Here is a breakdown of Metro, Transilien and RER line and station closures, and roadworks over the weekend, into next week and beyond.

Metro

Line 1 – No travel will be possible between Porte Maillot and La Défense on Saturday or Sunday. A replacement bus service will be available, while the RER A, from Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile, will operate as normal.

Line 4 – Modernisation and automation work on Line 4 means a change in services on Sundays for the foreseeable future. The first trains will run from 12noon, and the line will close at 10.15pm.

Line 11 – The platform for Line 11 services at Arts-et-Métiers has been closed since the beginning of May to allow work to continue to adapt the station for new rolling-stock to use the line when the extension to Rosny, Seine-Saint-Denis opens in 2023. It will remain closed until June 14th. Line 3 services in and out of the station are running as normal.

Trains/RER

Transilien Line U: Closed in both directions between La Défense and La Verrières and Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9. An alternative, using lines L and N, with a bus connection at Versailles will run, but journey times will be slightly longer.

Line N: No services will be available between Plaisir-Grignon and Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines, until Monday. Replacement bus services, calling at all stations in between will operate.

Line L: Closed between Saint-Cloud (92) and Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche (78), until Monday. Replacement bus services, calling at all stations in between will operate.

Line J: Closed from Saint-Lazare station to Mantes, until Monday. Replacement bus services, calling at all stations in between will operate.

RER D: Trains will not stop at Villeneuve-saint-Georges and Créteil stations, in Val-de-Marne, on Sunday, from 11.15pm.

Roads

No major roadworks are planned over the holiday weekend on the road network, but night-time closures for maintenance are expected from the beginning of next week. 

The A1 motorway will be closed, in both directions, from Porte de la Chapelle to Roissy, from Monday, May 10th, at 9pm to 6am on Tuesday, May 11th. 

The northern inner ring road will be closed, at the same time, from Porte Dauphine to Porte de Bagnolet.


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