CDG Express

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CDG Express
TerminiGare de l'Est
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Planned openingJanuary 2024
RATP Group
Rolling stockAlstom Coradia Liner
Line length32 km (20 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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€.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3] However the project stalled, until it was relaunched in January 2014.[4]

It will be built and operated by a 50:50 joint venture between SNCF and Paris Aéroport.[5] 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.[6]


  1. ^ "Transport: full steam ahead for the CDG Express project". Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ Roissy - CDG link deal Railway Gazette International July 2000
  3. ^ Preferred bidder selected for CDG Express concession Railway Gazette International 2 July 2008
  4. ^ Charles-de-Gaulle Airport rail link project relaunched Railway Gazette International 24 January 2014
  5. ^ Charles-de-Gaulle Airport rail linking funding model approved Railway Gazette International 26 June 2017
  6. ^ Operator selected for CDG Express airport rail link Railway Gazette International 20 November 2018

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