Systra wins contract for the second tram line in Brest

Brest tramwayA Systra-led consortium won a contract for the delivery of project management services for the second Brest tramway line, and for an electric Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and multimodal transport hubs.

The Brest Métropole has selected the Mobi-Brest consortium which includes SCE, B3I, LA/BA, Forma-6 and Ferrand-Sigal as joint contractors, with four sub-contractors – Copenhagenize, Toolz, AUAS and Artgéo.

The tram line B will be 5.3 km – long and will be served by 11 stations and will provide transport connection with the existing Line A. The project includes the upgrade of the maintenance centre of the Line A and stabling yard for line B.

The bus line D project covers a 4 km lane and 12 stations. 9 multimodal transport hubs will be created and two existing transport hubs will be restructured.

The project will adopt an integrated design approach, where environmental performance and the well-being of users of the infrastructure and local residents will be considered alongside the technical and economic aspects.

The project aims to strengthen the transport offer for the whole city, by means of 11 multimodal hubs and the reconfiguration of certain links with the integration of bus lanes in particular, the aim being to reducing noise pollution and carbon emissions, particularly from car traffic.

The two new Brest tramway and bus lines should meet city’s ambition to reconcile the density and integration of public transport networks in the urban area. They are also in line with the Plan Climat Énergie Territorial (territorial energy and climate plan), which supports the development and integration of the electric modes of transport.

This is Systra’s second contract for Brest tramway system. The company delivered its services for the  Line A, which was inaugurated in 2012, and is currently carrying 12.1 million passengers per year, with a daily average of 36,000 passengers.

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