Economy SNCF and Paris City Hall reach agreement to reduce...

SNCF and Paris City Hall reach agreement to reduce the scope of the project

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North Station. (Drawing) – Francois Mori / AP / SIPA

The controversial plan to renovate the Gare du Nord has been reviewed. The SNCF and the City of Paris announced on Monday an agreement to reduce its scope with a new lower building and fewer shops.

« Lifting »

While the regional prefect Michel Cadot gave the green light on July 7 to the commercial component of the renovation and transformation project of the Gare du Nord, despite the opposition of the town hall, which considered it too commercial, the first works had started in July. At the beginning of September, the town hall had filed an appeal with the prefect of the Ile-de-France region, which however did not suspend this work. From now on, the various actors have decided to bet on dialogue.

The gigantic project indeed provides for a major “facelift” of the first station in Europe, 155 years old and frequented by 700,000 travelers every day. It would not be completed until 2025, after the 2024 Olympics.

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