FRANCE: Paris transport operator RATP has awarded Soitec and a Philips/Step consortium contracts totalling €11m for the replacement of 250 000 lamps and strip lights at its 302 metro and 66 RER stations with LEDs in 2013-17.

RATP says it will be the first existing transport network to convert completely to LED lighting, and it is expecting the change to reduce its lighting power consumption by more than 50%.