Communauté d'agglomération Paris-Saclay

Coordinates: 48°42′29″N 02°10′33″E / 48.70806°N 2.17583°E / 48.70806; 2.17583

The Communauté d'agglomération Paris-Saclay (or CPS) is an administrative entity in the Essonne département, near Paris. The administrative center is Orsay. It was formed on 1 January 2016 by the merger of the former Communauté d'agglomération du Plateau de Saclay (CAPS) and the Communauté d'agglomération Europ'Essonne(E²).

Paris-Saclay
Location within the Essonne department
Location within the Essonne department
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
No. of communes27
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2016
SeatOrsay
Government
 • President ({{{term}}}) Michel Bournat (LR)
Area
186 km2 (72 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
297,993
 • Density1,602/km2 (4,150/sq mi)
Websiteparis-saclay.com

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The Communauté d'Agglomération Paris-Saclay is located at the north-west of the département of Essonne, on the plateau de Saclay. The altitude is between 47m (154') in Palaiseau and 172m (564') in Gif-sur-Yvette.

CommunesEdit

The Communauté d'Agglomération Paris-Saclay consists of the following communes:[1][2]

HistoryEdit

TransportationEdit

Mass transitEdit

Passenger rail service is provided in the community by RATP and Transilien SNCF in several RER stations in the Paris-Saclay University campus :

And more in the Paris-Saclay and Versailles research campus :

RailEdit

The Paris-Saclay community has the LGV Atlantique high-speed rail line serving the Paris Massy TGV station.

BusesEdit

Transports in the Paris-Saclay community is managed by Paris-Saclay Mobilités and provided by Transdev and Keolis.

Long-distance bus service is provided by BlaBlaBus and Flixbus at Massy-Palaiseau RER and SNCF TGV station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  2. ^ INSEE
  3. ^ List of members of Paris Métropole in the official website of the organisation Archived 2010-11-11 at the Wayback Machine, 18 december 2010.

External linksEdit