SNCF has awarded Siemens a EUR 186 million contract on the installing of CBTC for RER E line extension.
CBTC signalling will allow SNCF to reduce headways on the central section of RER E between Rosa Parks station and Nanterre – La Folie from 180 seconds to 108 seconds, increasing service frequency from 16 to 22 trains an hour. Traffic management through the core section will allow 28 trains an hour to eventually operate.
The contract is part of the EUR 3.7 billion Eole project, which includes the construction of an 8-km tunnel between the current RER E Haussmann Saint-Lazare station and La Defence, including four new stations.
The Eole project is designed to connect east-west axis in Paris region.