• Hitachi Rail and EASIER, which is an entity of the IER Group and a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, will be supplying the ticketing systems for the first cable car line “Câble C1” in the Greater Paris region (Île-de-France), more specifically in Val-de-Marne.
  • Nearly 60 access gates and 10 automated ticket machines will be installed as part of this project.
  • These systems will be used to regulate and secure the transport of the estimated 11,000 passengers a day on this future urban cable car.
  • Reliable, sustainable support for equipment and systems maintenance, drawing on our expertise from the Grand Paris Express metro project.



Hitachi Rail and EASIER have won the tender from EGIS, an international French engineering group specialising in transport infrastructure, to supply ticketing systems for the “Câble C1” project, the first public transport cable car in the Île-de-France region.  This new cable car will connect the cities of Créteil and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges via Limeil-Brévannes and Valenton in the Val-de-Marne (94) department. Initiated by  Île-de-France Mobilités, this ambitious project will be operational in 2025.


Île-de-France Mobilités has put its trust in both Hitachi Rail’s integrated ticketing system solutions, thanks to which it can adapt to rapid technological developments and meet new demands for local mobility, and EASIER’s gates, which feature “DIRAS” infra-red detection technology1, designed to facilitate travel for the estimated 1,600 people expected at peak times while guaranteeing optimal fraud management.


EASIER has been selected to manufacture, install and maintain approximately 60 swing-door access control gates. Hitachi Rail’s TranscityTM solution, for its part, will be integrated into Île-de-France Mobilités’ ticketing ecosystem using cyber-security, and will enable transactions to be managed using a full range of contactless payment solutions.


For Hitachi Rail and EASIER, this success is further proof of their recognised expertise in an increasingly connected transport sector, with innovative technologies designed to simplify passenger experience.


“We are proud of the trust that Île-de-France Mobilités has placed in us for this innovative public transport project involving the first cable car in Île-de-France. We are committed to bringing our experience in equipment reliability and will continue to work with EASIER as we strive to boost innovation in the transport sector.” Jean-Marc Reynaud, Vice President of Hitachi Rail – Revenue CollectionSystems



“We regularly work with the Hitachi Rail Group, including on the Grand Paris Express metro project. This partnership between our companies allows us to remain ever more competitive, and above all to deploy our products and expertise to transport as many passengers as possible. The Créteil “Câble C1”, the first urban cable car in Île-de-France, promises to be a minor revolution in the world of Parisian mobility. With journeys of between 25 and 40 metres above the ground, this new form of public transport will undoubtedly be innovative, both in terms of the design of the vehicle and the infrastructure on the ground.” Alain Combette – Sales Director, EASIER



Editor’s Note
This project was initially won by the Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) branch of Thales, which is now part of Hitachi Rail.

On 31 May 2024, Hitachi Rail completed the acquisition of GTS in a €1.66 billion transaction. For more information, click  here.


About Hitachi Rail
Hitachi Rail is committed to driving the transition to sustainable mobility, with a clear focus on partnering with customers to rethink mobility. Its mission is to help every passenger, customer and community enjoy the benefits of more connected, seamless, and sustainable transport.

With a turnover of over €7 billion and 24,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Hitachi Rail is a trusted partner to the world’s leading transport organisations. The company’s reach is global, but its business is local – its success is built on developing local talent and investing in people and communities.

Its international capabilities and expertise cover all aspects of the urban, mainline and freight rail ecosystems, from high-quality rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance to secure digital signalling, smart operations and payment systems.

Hitachi Rail, famous for its Japanese high-speed train, draws on the digital and AI expertise of Hitachi Group companies to accelerate innovation and develop new technologies. The Hitachi Group operates in 140 countries, employs more than 270,000 people and has a global turnover of €57.31 billion / ¥9,728 billion.

For more information, visit  hitachirail.com



EASIER, a brand combining the expertise of IER and Automatic Systems within the Bolloré Group designs and manufactures smart equipment for transport infrastructure and public institutions. EASIER’s self-service equipment (motorised gates, ticket dispensers, check-in kiosks, automatic postal machines, etc.) are all cutting-edge and offer a wide range of functions from single passenger detection to biometrics, securing, facilitating and accelerating the flow of people. Every day, EASIER solutions are used by hundreds of millions of passengers and users in the metro, train stations, post offices, National Conservatories of Arts and Craft (CNAM) and airports.

For more information: www.go-easier.com



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Global Media Relations
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Ines Youbi, EASIER Communication and Marketing Manager
T +33 1 41 38 61 10 – iyoubi@go-easier.com

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