FRANCE: Infrastructure manager RFF has selected a consortium led by Icade as preferred bidder for the public-private partnership contract to design and build Montpellier Sud de France station.

The station on the new line between Nîmes and Montpellier is due to open in the fourth quarter of 2017. It is expected to cost €135m, plus €77m to accommodate an extension of the Montpellier tram network.

Contract signature is scheduled for the end of 2014.