Track and catenary contract awarded for Grand Paris Express Line 15

Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

A consortium between Colas Rail (70 per cent) and Alstom (30 per cent) has secured a contract worth €155 million for track and catenary of the south-east section of the planned Line 15 of the Grand Paris Express.

The contract includes the construction of 17km of metro line serving eight stations – from Noisy-Champs to Vitry-sur-Seine – as well as the maintenance and storage site in Champigny-sur-Marne.

The pair are responsible for project management, studies, supply, execution of works and tests for the railway, rigid catenary and linear equipment.

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The project is scheduled to last 69 months and will mobilise up to 260 employees.

Colas Rail president Francis Grass said: “I would like to thank the Société du Grand Paris for the trust it has placed in Colas Rail by awarding it with this first large-scale project on the Grand Paris Express network.

“Teams from Colas Rail and Alstom will do their utmost to ensure that the project is a success. Colas Rail aims to pursue the partnership with the Société du Grand Paris on other projects on the Grand Paris Express, bringing into play its full range of expertise.”

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