All Grand Paris Express articles

  • Grand Paris Express train impression (Image: Alstom)
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    Grand Paris Express designs unveiled

    2020-09-29T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Parisians will be able to see at first hand what the future trains and stations of the first part of the Grand Paris Express metro will look like from October 3, when Société de Grand Paris and Ile de France Mobilités will unveil a full-scale mock-up ...

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    ‘Aesthetic, sensitive and poetic’ metro station contract awarded

    2020-06-09T11:20:00Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded BESIX France a €100m contract to build its new interchange station at Saint-Denis Pleyel. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma, this will be one of the largest stations on the automated metro network, covering 34 000 m² on nine levels ...

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    Paris Line 14 extension trackwork contract awarded

    2020-05-20T09:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A consortium of ETF and Colas Rail has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of trackwork on the southern extension of Paris metro Line 14. Being built in conjunction with the Grand Paris Express project, the 14 km extension from the current ...

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    Grand Paris Express Metro wireless network contract awarded

    2020-03-13T09:31:00Z

    Line 15 Puits Champigny Plateau tunnel FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris announced the selection of a consortium of Nokia and ENGIE Solutions to design and install an LTE private wireless network for lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro, on March 12. ...

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    Systra awarded Grand Paris Express contract

    2019-09-27T10:00:00Z

    Grand Paris Express FRANCE: Grand Paris Express metro project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded Systra a contract to provide technical project management assistance services for construction of the East and West sections of the future automated Line 15. What Systra described as ‘an ...

  • Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17.
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    Grand Paris Express passenger counters ordered

    2019-07-05T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Thales has selected Eurotech to supply embedded hardware and internet of things software for the automatic passenger counting systems to be installed on trains for the future Grand Paris Express metro lines 15, 16 and 17. The project will require at least 1 400 passenger counters, and potentially up ...

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    Naming ceremony for Grand Paris Express TBM

    2019-04-09T13:53:18Z

    FRANCE: The first tunnel boring machine to excavate metro Line 14 South of the Grand Paris Express network was named at a ceremony at Thiais on April 3. Next month, TBM Claire will start boring the initial 4·5 km section of tunnel between the future Pont de Rungis ...

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    Result of Grand Paris front-end design vote announced

    2019-01-14T10:32:28Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris announced on January 14 the winning design for the metro trainsets that will be used on lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express project. In December future users of the metro could vote for one of three front-end ...

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    Public to vote on Grand Paris fleet design

    2018-12-17T14:52:02Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris have invited future users of the Grand Paris Express metro to participate in the design of rolling stock for lines 15, 16 and 17. Residents in the greater Paris area have until December 31 to vote for one of three front-end styles ...

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    Grand Paris Line 16 construction contract awarded

    2018-10-19T13:57:18Z

    FRANCE: A €718·8m contract to build the eastern section Grand Paris Express automated metro Line 16 has been awarded to Salini Impregilo, Societé du Grand Paris announced on October 19. The Lot 2 contract covers the excavation of 11·1 km of tunnel, running from the junction for the Aulnay depot ...

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    Grand Paris signalling contract awarded

    2018-10-04T13:36:32Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Thales a contract to supply signalling for the driverless lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express metro project. Siemens Mobility will supply CBTC signalling and act as systems integrator. Thales will be responsible ...

  • Société du Grand Paris reports that two tunnel boring machines are already in use on the programme, but this number will rise to more than 10 by the end of 2019.
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    Grand Paris Line 15 South unlikely to meet Olympics deadline

    2018-09-28T14:44:16Z

    FRANCE: Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express automated metro project around Ile-de-France is unlikely to be open in time for the French capital to host the Olympic Games in 2024, the project promoter has said. Speaking to the Le Parisien newspaper on September 25, Thierry Dallard, ...

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    Grand Paris fit-out contract awarded

    2018-09-25T08:59:18Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail (70%) and Alstom (30%) a €155m contract to supply track and rigid catenary for the eastern part of Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. The 69-month contract covers 17 km of Line 15 with eight ...

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    Île-de-France funds initial Grand Paris fleet

    2018-07-11T14:04:39Z

    FRANCE: Île-de-France Mobilités confirmed on July 11 that it had allocated €680m to fund 53 driverless metro trains for the initial phases of the Grand Paris Express project. Representing the first tranche of orders expected to be worth up to €1·3bn, the funds cover the purchase of 30 six-car trainsets ...

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    Grand Paris selects supplier for up to 1 000 driverless train cars

    2018-05-03T13:30:06Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been selected as preferred bidder to supply up to 1 000 large-profile metro cars to operate three lines of the automated Grand Paris Express network, project promoter Société du Grand Paris announced on May 2. As part of its 2010 mandate to deliver the infrastructure for ...

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    Civil works awarded for Paris Line 14 extension

    2018-03-28T13:00:00Z

    FRANCE: RATP has awarded two contracts to undertake civil works on the southern extension of its driverless metro Line 14, which will run for 14 km between Olympiades and Orly Airport. The project is being funded by Société du Grand Paris as part of the Grand Paris Express programme. ...

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    Grand Paris CBTC contract awarded

    2018-03-01T11:37:40Z

    FRANCE: RATP has awarded Siemens a contract to supply CBTC signalling for the southern extension of metro Line 14 being built as part of the Grand Paris Express project. Siemens’ Trainguard MT will replace the current signalling on the existing stretch of the driverless line. It will also be ...

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    Government revises Grand Paris Express construction timetable

    2018-02-22T16:17:13Z

    FRANCE: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne have confirmed changes to the planned construction timetable for the Grand Paris Express automated metro. Announcing details of the revised construction schedule on February 22, the government reaffirmed that the 200 km project would go ahead in its entirety, but ...

  • The first Grand Paris Express tunnel boring machine was officially launched on February 3 at Champigny-sur-Marne.
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    More Grand Paris Express contracts let as delays are confirmed

    2018-02-21T14:30:51Z

    FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has announced the award of construction contracts for sections of Lines 14, 16 and 17 which need to be completed in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. Worth €1·84bn, the work has been placed with a group formed of Eiffage Génie Civil, Razel Bec, Eiffage ...

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    Grand Paris costs and timescale adrift

    2018-01-19T09:12:22Z

    FRANCE: The Cour des Comptes, the independent body responsible for auditing the use of public funds, has called for the scope and timescale of the Grand Paris Express project to be revised. In a hard-hitting report published on January 17, the Cour des Comptes highlights a succession of increases ...