The mirror of Grand Paris
The T1 was the first tangible element of the extensive public transportation project of Greater Paris. Its infrastructure created a strong link between diverse territories, essentially stitching together the fabric of the region. Its silence, mass, transparency, and efficiency made it a significant identifying element of the area. Since its inception, it has sustained continuous success and serves as the seed for new lines and routes.
Its extension heralds a new era for this environmentally friendly transportation system. The tramway is neither a high-speed train nor an alternative to cars or buses. It embodies a distinct essence, that of quiet efficiency. It represents progress and the public good.
Surpassing other vehicles in size on the roads, its controlled powerful movement is a perpetual event. Its front, like a vast elliptical mirror, reflects the surroundings. As if blending into the landscape, the T1 reveals and transforms the environment. This ellipse is emphasized by a ring of light highlighted in IDFM blue, a pure geometric shape that has become the recognizable symbol of the transportation service.
The rear of the vehicle changes color to red, affirming the T1's presence for safety reasons and as a sign of public transport. The sides display the IDFM livery, symbolizing the entire transportation system of Île-de-France. The blue, white, and silver stripes endlessly encircle the vehicle to express the fluidity of transportation.