Société du Grand Paris, in agreement with Île-de-France Mobilités, awarded Alstom a contract worth $ 265.98 million (€ 230 million) for the delivery of rolling stock for line 18 of the Grand Paris Express network in France.
The contract includes solutions for automated driverless systems, data transmission, centralized supervisory controls, as well as overall transport system integration.
It is co-funded by Société du Grand Paris and Île-de-France Mobilités.
Line 18, a 35 km automatic metro track, consists of 14 km of overhead lines, which will link Versailles to Orly airport in 30 minutes after its completion.
The company will install a complete signaling system, including three types of technologies, for line 18.
Developed on direct train-to-train communication, the Urbalis Fluence automatic train control solution should improve line performance by minimizing the intervals between trains.
Due to its high operational flexibility, Iconis centralized controls will support automated traffic management, allowing operators to develop advanced policing configurations.
On the other hand, the data transmission system, based on “robust and proven” products, should offer increased availability.
In addition, Alstom will serve as the general integrator for line 18, which covers the verification of the tests of the various sub-assemblies, as well as the organization of the overall tests of the system.
The rolling stock that will run on line 18 belongs to the same range as Alstom’s Metropolis metro for lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Île-de-France network.
It will have three wide doors per car and wide panoramic openings at each end, wide corridors, allowing better circulation throughout the train.
At commercial speeds of up to 100 km / h, each train will accommodate 498 commuters during rush hour.
Earlier this month, Alstom delivered the last Flexity light rail vehicle to the Department of Transport in the Australian state of Victoria.