Grand Paris Express signalling contract awarded

The Société du Grand Paris (SGP) awarded the Siemens Mobility and Thales consortium the contract for the delivery of the Automated Train Control system and the Operating Control Centers for the Grand Paris Express’ new lines 15, 16 and 17.
The 20-year contract involves equipping 159 trains to serve a total of 125 km of new lines. The contract also includes associated maintenance services for 30 years.
Under the contract, Siemens Mobility will design and implement the most advanced generation of its CBTC fully automated technology which will integrate the entire transport system. Thales will design and implement the Operating Control Centers (centralized supervision of train traffic, energy systems, auxiliary equipment and digital information systems), as well as trackside equipment and a secure communication network.
The three new lines include 125 kilometers of tracks and 50 stations which will be completed by 2030. Under the contract, twelve construction and commissioning phases are planned. The first one will be completed in 2024, and the others by 2030.
In 2030, Line 15, with 75 km of track and 36 new stations, will enable passengers to reach Saint-Denis, to the north, and Villejuif, to the south, by passing through Nanterre/La Défense to the west or through Rosny and Champigny to the east.
With 50 km of track and 14 new stations, lines 16 and 17 will enable passengers from Saint-Denis/Pleyel to reach the eastern points to Noisy-Champs or the north up to the Roissy ˗˗ Charles de Gaulle airport, while bypassing downtown Paris.
The Grand Paris Express envisages the construction of a transport system formed by four new automatic metro lines around Paris (15, 16, 17 and 18), as well as an extension and upgrade of line 14 to the north and south of Paris, to the Orly airport. Grand Paris Express will be connected to the existing mass transit network.

We remind you that on September 20, Société du Grand Paris selected Alstom to supply 1,000 cars (183 trains) for metro lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express. The total value of the contract is EUR 1.3 billion.
In October, the European Investment Bank and Société du Grand Paris signed a EUR 500 million loan for Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express.

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