What: Paris gets new subway line
When: October 15, 1998
The new high-speed line connect the Tolbiac-Massena area on the Left Bank with the Madeleine, the bustling Right Bank business district, shortening the commute from up to 45 minutes to less than 10 minutes. The new line is the city's 14th. Subway traffic is regulated by computer.
Funding for the $1 billion, 7.5-kilometer (4.66-mile) line, which cost about $250 million per mile, was shared among the national government, the Paris region, the Paris transit authority (RATP), and local government jurisdictions in the metropolitan area.
The first phase of the extension is under construction and is expected to open in 2003.
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