LED lighting in stations in Paris (RATP)

RATP operates an extensive network of metro and RER (rapid trains). It decided to install LED lighting in all metro and RER stations. This decision was taken in 2012 after a successful pilot in one metro station and at the RATP headquarters.

Between 2013 and 2017, all 250,000 lamps (including fittings) in the 301 metro stations and 66 RER stations will be replaced by LED lighting. This will bring down energy use by 77 GWh per year, which is equivalent to 6,000 tons of CO2. It will also make RATP’s metro network the world’s first underground public transport network of this size to be entirely equipped with LED technology.