Grand Paris Express stations : integrating them into their neighbourhoods. Underground stations are a major challenge for the city of the future. Beyond their functions as a gateway to the metropolitan area’s transportation network, the new Grand Paris Express stations will contribute to the development of the neighbourhoods served. Integrated into their environments and open to the city, the stations will be new living places serving travellers and neighbours, and public facilities for facilitating everyday life and intensifying urban development.
The Societe du Grand Paris’ main mission is designing and mapping out the overall plan and the infrastructure projects which make up the Greater Paris public transport network. Moreover, Société du Grand Paris works in cooperation with the regional government representative to draw up and ensure the consistency of the regional development agreements. Partnership and consultation : - Ministry in charge of Grand Paris, Transport Ministry, Ministry of the Economy, Budget Ministry, Paris Prefecture, Police Prefecture, regional governmental delegations. with the local authorities : Municipalities, intercommunal bodies, Départements, and Ile-de-France Region. Transport partners : Transport Authority of Ile-de-France, RATP , SNCF , RFF , ADP . Associations of elected officials Association of Ile-de-France Mayors, Paris Metropolis Mixed Authority. In the socio-professional domain Grand Paris International Workshop, Public Land and Development Bodies for the Paris region, Consular Chambers of Commerce, Regional Development Agency for Paris Ile-de-France… strategic committee : A forum for debate and recommendation, it brings together mayors of all the areas affected by the infrastructure, EPCIs, representatives of the two Parliament Chambers, regional council chambers, Regional Economic and Social Council (regrouping professional and social organisations) and the areas that signed a Territorial Development Contract.
1. To reflect the new face of the city, open and connected to world flows : For example, by developing a range of services corresponding to international stakes in terms of welcome, mobility, comfort and information (packaged services, computer ticketing, computer ticketing via mobile phone, adapted and virtual services, multilingual signage, visibility, …) … 2. To build and design the Grand Paris stations so that they can be high performing interfaces for metropolitan mobility and proximity : For example, by improving interconnections (direct links), by developing a smart-mobility (real-time transport information, e-services, …) integrating a multimodal information and by creating suitable conditions for innovative digital products and services … 3. To promote an integrated approach of stations and territories development, ensuring a balanced and sustainable metropole : For example, by creating new synergies between territories and businesses, by connecting stations to the road network, by making of security a factor of economic success …
It is essentiel to remind that, in a context of strong changes, where businesses have to innovate every day to remain competitive, the project Grand Paris must be able to take into account current and future evolutions of the society in all its aspects (mobility, consumption choices, technologies, …) 7 criteria have been defined to qualify the different types of stations according to their size, their objective, their economic dynamics (urban logistic, business center, economic cluster, …) and the societal evolutions (way of life, technological changes, the social role of the station as a refuge, …). These criteria will have to be anticipated and appreciated over time.
Beyond mobility, the business leaders consider that the Grand Paris has to promote a urban and social revalorisation ot the surburbs (38 %) as well as a better quality of life in the area (38 %). They express strong hopes in terms of « urbanity » and new territorial approach.
The Societe du Grand Paris has chosen an architectural strategy that combines these two approaches, in an effort to satisfy all the issues involved in building the Grand Paris Express network: - Urban issues: each station is designed as a specific answer to its geographical, urban, social and economic context. Its architectural shape creates a dialogue between the station and its surroundings so that the transport environment can exist harmoniously within its neighbourhood. Transport and network issues: the efficiency of an urban transport network depends on standards of service. These standards make it possible to create a space that is more userfriendly for travellers, to offer consistent solutions for technical, security and maintenance requirements; and to incorporate these stations into the Grand Paris transport network. Consequently, the architectural design of Grand Paris stations follows a dual design concept, one that is transversal and local, with the aim of building stations that are at once practical, welcoming and integrated into their neighbourhoods. Partnership between the Société du Grand Paris and ENSCI – Les Ateliers (Ecole nationale supérieure de création industrielle) to define and design an innovative information and services kiosk for the stations (which informations ? Which kind of services ? Material or virtual location ?)
Every area has its station. Grand Paris stations will adapt to their new environment. Every station on the network will be designed according to the urban context and the place it will occupy. Stations in newly developing districts: these stations are part of existing or planned urban development projects to enhance and strenghten links between areas with fewer infrastructures.
An efficient and functional station, offering everyone easy access to the network in a soothing environment. Public areas right up to the platforms; the access will be clear and direct. The station will welcome passengers in irreproachable safety, information and accessibility conditions.
A station connected and organised to facilitate exchange. As soon as they open, nearly forty stations on the Grand Paris network will provide interconnections with the metro, RER and Transilien networks. From one metro line to another, changes will be clear and quick. Access and routes to footpaths, bike paths surface networks (tramway and bus) will be natural, safe and as short as possible.
A station that creates value, a centre of life contributing to the appeal of the area and to its development. Spaces will be designed for cultural expression, services and a range of shops, defined according to the local context. And, the new station will be compatible with an associated property development, with urban housing and mixed activities.
The Grand Paris stations will use the principles of visibility and spatial simplicity of existing stations and buildings, even as they are being further developed underground. An emergent building in an urban area, which in some cases will involve building a new structure, will provide fast and comfortable access to trains. They will constitute a new entrance to the Paris region network. This new effort will be efficiency led to integrate with urban development and meet the needs, demands and expectations of future passengers.
1CCI PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCEC6 meetingBERLIN –1st June 2013GRAND PARIS STATIONSNew stations for the city of tomorrowPierre-Antoine GAILLYPresident
2GRAND PARIS STATIONS1.The project: ambitions and actors2.The challenges for the city of tomorrow3.A new generation of stations : the essentials
3A network of stations new generation for a more connectedtown, more intense, more human and more sustainable-72 stations among which 56 are interconnected-8 stations connected with the TGV network-Serving the 3 airports in Île-de-France-3 new TGV stations (Saint-Denis Pleyel, La Défense, Paris-Orly)-Connecting business poles2 to 3 million travellers a day on the Grand Paris transport networkInvestment : 26,5 billion € over 20 years.Economic benefits : 60 billion € for the metropolitan area1. THE PROJECT : AMBITIONS AND ACTORS
Le réseau de métro automatique Grand ParisExpress : 72 gares sur 200 km de voies nouvellesSource: SGP
Quatre ensembles de gares à rayonnementinternationalSource : SGP/CCI Paris Ile-de-France
La desserte des pôles économiques majeurs duGrand Paris par le Grand Paris Express :Source: SGP
La gare lieu de centralitéFoncier mutable autour des garesSource : SGP
8Partners : governement, local authorities, transport partners, associations ofelected officials, other socio-professional partnersThe CCI Paris – Île-de-France :•is member of the SGP Strategic Committee•is member of the STIF Board of directors•is attending working groups (quality – services – stations neighbourhoods)1. THE PROJECT : AMBITIONS AND ACTORSSGP (Société du Grand Paris) - state-owned industrial andcommercial company with a main objective : design andbuild the transport networkSTIF – regional Authority organising transports in Île-de-France
9To reflect the new face of the city, open and connected to world flows in the« stations in transport hubs (airport or high-speed train stations)»To build and design the Grand Paris stations so that they can be highperforming interfaces for metropolitan mobility and proximityTo promote an integrated approach of stations and territories development,ensuring a balanced and sustainable metropole2. THE CHALLENGES FOR THE CITY OF TOMORROW
102. THE CHALLENGES FOR THE CITY OF TOMORROWSource : SGPProspective vision at 10-15-20-25 yearsfor a taking into account of current and future evolution of the society(mobility, consumption choices, technologies, …)CCI Paris – Île-de-France contribution Survey4 000 business leaders interviewed A referential in 7 criteria (economicdynamic, urban dynamic, attractiveness,types of users, interconnection, socialdimension, importance of traffic)
11Managers’ expectations(Source : survey CCIP-Médiamétrie)2. THE CHALLENGES FOR THE CITY OF TOMORROW 80 % of mangers expect Grand Paris Express improveeveryday mobility 52 % of managers consider quality of transport as alocation criteria For 78 % of managers, the station should be atransport place A station open to the town : 30 % A station made for shopping : 23 % A station made for business : 20 % A station to meet people : 15 % Requirements for the mobility Expectation of urban properties
123. A NEW GENERATION OF STATIONS: ARCHITECTURESource : SGPA guideline with a dual design concept, transversal and local to satisfy :and an approach of prospective design for the services in the stationsUrban issues Transport and network issues
143. A NEW GENERATION OF STATIONS: THE ESSENTIALS (1)Functional and efficentstationsoffering easy transportaccess to everyone in apleasant environmentRECOGNISABLEFor most stations, access will bethrough a unique building locatedat a crossroads. It plays the role ofa marker, bears the identity of thetransport network and exists inharmony with its environment.ACCESSIBLEThe space is designedto facilitate accessfor all passengers,particularly for thedisabled.FLOWINGBetween theticket hall andthe platforms,passenger pathsare direct, shortand natural.WELCOMINGA covered, spacious andairy hall opening onto thetown, with organised travelservices: information, ticketsales, etc.SAFEVisual continuity of all spaces andno long corridors provide a feelingof security. The lighting, materialsand acoustics create a soothingenvironment.Source : SGP
153. A NEW GENERATION OF STATIONS: THE ESSENTIALS (2)Connected stationsDesigned to facilitate changesINTERMODALAccess to bike andfootpaths and surfacetransport (tram and bus) isnatural, safe and as simpleas possible.EASYFrom one line toanother, changesare quick andclear.DIGITALThe station will fullyembrace the latest ITand communicationdevelopments and provideaccess to various digitalservices: broadband,e-commerce relay points, etc.Source : SGP
163. A NEW GENERATION OF STATIONS: THE ESSENTIALS (3)PRACTICALThe shops andservices simplifythe everyday forpassengers andlocals, and contributeto local urban vitality.ATTRACTIVEAround the station, thetown becomes morestructured. The stationarea is compatiblewith dense and mixedproperty development.LIVELYThe station areaswill host cultural andartistic events; theywill be an extensionof the town itself.Friendlyliving stationsthat create valueSource : SGP
La gare, lieu de création de valeur(commerces, services)Paris Austerlitz (source : Gares & Connexions)
La gare, lieu de mobilitéSource: Ateliers Yves Lion
19CCI PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCEC6 meetingBERLIN –1st June 2013THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTIONPierre-Antoine GAILLYPresident