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Grand Paris Express: Colas Rail / Alstom consortium awarded a contract for track and catenary on Line 15 South – East sector

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September 24, 2018 - The Société du Grand Paris has awarded to a Colas Rail / Alstom consortium the contract involving the track, rigid catenary and linear equipment for line 15 South - East sector of the Grand Paris Express. The contract amounts to 155 million euros.

The contract includes the construction of 17 kilometers of metro line serving 8 stations – from Noisy-Champs to Vitry-sur-Seine – as well as the maintenance and storage site in Champigny-sur-Marne.

The consortium, comprised of Colas Rail (70%, leader) and Alstom (30%), is in charge of project management, studies, supply, execution of works and tests for the railway, rigid catenary and linear equipment.

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

For Colas Rail and Alstom, this success bears witness to their expertise and their ability to come together to lead cross-disciplinary projects in the field of railway equipment and works. The two companies have already worked together on major projects such as the Reims tramway, the LGV Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass, and the Cairo and Caracas metros. They are currently working on tramway projects in Nice and Bordeaux.

“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,” declares Francis Grass, President of Colas Rail.

“I am particularly proud of the fact that the Société du Grand Paris chose Alstom and Colas for their expertise and skills in the field of rail works for Line 15 South – East Sector in the Greater Paris network. This demonstrates Alstom's ability to provide more than rolling stock on major projects such as this one," declares Jean-Baptiste Eymeoud, Senior Vice President of Alstom France.