Automated trains between terminals
at Charles de
Gaulle - Roissy Airport
ABOVE: Passengers await a train at the CDG1
RER station in Charles de Gaulle airport. INSET BELOW: The shuttle trains are similar to
those of the
Orlyval line at Orly Airport.
early April, 2007, CDGVAL driverless trains began operating at Charles de Gaulle
Airport (known to most Parisians as "Roissy," the name of the adjoining suburb).
The new trains replace shuttle buses that previously that linked the
terminals and parking garages.
Stops on the CDGVAL line include:
Terminal 1, the original circular terminal at CDG;
Parc PR (a parking garage)
Terminal 3/Roissypole (with its SCNF railroad station and
the RER's CDG1 station)
Parc PX (another parking garage)
Terminal 2 station complex (TGV high-speed trains and the
RER's CDG2 station).
Transportation is free, and travel time from one end of the line
to the other is 8 minutes.
Related articles at Paris for Visitors:
Charles de Gaulle Airport
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