Régie autonome des transports parisiens, RATP, awarded Siemens a contract for the implementation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system on Line 14, of the Grand Paris Express. The contract comprises the Grade of Automation 4 (GoA4) Trainguard MT CBTC and an option for maintenance services over the system’s lifetime.
The system is expected to go into operation in 2024. By then, the capacity of Line 14 will benefit 40,000 passengers per hour and per direction, up from 30,000 today, making it the most frequented line of the Paris metro. It will allow passengers to travel directly between the Orly airport and the Paris city center and will serve the north of Paris through to the Saint-Denis Pleyel station.
The extended line 14 route will be 28 km long with 21 stations. The work comprises replacing the existing CBTC system with a new one on the existing line sections and the existing 35 trains on-board. Furthermore, Siemens will install the CBTC system on the line extensions and on the whole fleet, which will increase to 72 trains in 2024. The contract also includes an operations control center and the implementation of a shared backup operations control center, with a training resource for the operators.