Construction of Paris T4 tram-train extension finally gets underway

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The first section of rail has been laid for an extension of the T4 tram-train route in Paris.

It marks the beginning of the project’s construction phase – five years since work first started on the new branch line.

The 6.5 km route will extend the T4 line east from Gargan station to Montfermeil. The line currently runs north/south from Aulnay-sous-Bois to Bondy.

The Montfermeil extension, which provides a connection to the RER E Line, is due to open to passengers at the end of 2019.

The first tracks have been laid in Montfermeil. The project is being overseen by Parisian transport authority STIF, which is being supported by Systra.

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