|Termini||Gare de l'Est|
Charles de Gaulle Airport
|Planned opening||January 2024|
|Rolling stock||Alstom Coradia Liner|
|Line length||32 km (20 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
CDG Express is a planned railway line between Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport to alleviate the saturation of the RER B line. It is scheduled to open in January 2024 and, when operational, it will take no more than 20 minutes to travel the 32-kilometre distance, for a fare of 24€.
In June 2000 SNCF, Réseau Ferré de France and Aéroports de Paris formed CDG-Express, a groupement d'intérêt économique, to develop a high-speed rail link from Paris to Charles de Gaulle Airport. It was proposed to open in 2006.
In July 2008 a consortium of Vinci, Caisse des dépôts et consignations, Axa and Keolis was selected to finance, build and manage the line with a scheduled 2013 opening. However the project stalled, until it was relaunched in January 2014.
It will be built and operated by a 50:50 joint venture between SNCF and Paris Aéroport. Hello Paris, a Keolis and RATP Group joint venture, will operate the line for 15 years from January 2024 with a fleet of Alstom Coradia Liners.
- "Transport: full steam ahead for the CDG Express project". gouverment.fr. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- Roissy - CDG link deal Railway Gazette International July 2000
- Preferred bidder selected for CDG Express concession Railway Gazette International 2 July 2008
- Charles-de-Gaulle Airport rail link project relaunched Railway Gazette International 24 January 2014
- Charles-de-Gaulle Airport rail linking funding model approved Railway Gazette International 26 June 2017
- Operator selected for CDG Express airport rail link Railway Gazette International 20 November 2018
- Official website (in French)