Since 2007, 12,000 trucks / year do not drive into Paris anymore since nearly 100 stores of inner and outer Paris are supplied via rail transport. The following goods are delivered by rail to a platform in Bercy, 12th borough: soft beverages; textile, household and recreational items; and cosmetics. In addition to a reduction in CO2 emissions estimated at 410 tons* and a decrease in pollutant discharge, this scheme has provided concrete solutions to congestion and noise issues, to which urban dwellers are more and more sensitive. At the same time, the company has guaranteed the quality of service expected by both its stores and its customers.
A train shuttle uses the line D rail tracks of the Paris RER rail system to transport specific goods into the very heart of Paris. The freight is then unloaded, sorted according to shops, and then reloaded onto CNG-powered trucks (compressed natural gas). These trucks, fitted with noise cancellation systems, cover the last miles inside Paris.
*Gain equivalent to what a forest would absorb, of the size of the 2nd Paris borough.