Alstom has been chosen by the Société du Grand Paris to supply the infrastructure for the eastern section and viaduct of Line 18 of the future Ile-de-France metro
The order, worth 133 million euros, is for Alstom to supply, equip and commission the track, the third rail, and linear equipment, for the eastern section and viaduct of the line.
The contract also includes the construction of 46 km of single-track metro line serving seven stations between Orly airport and the CEA/Saint-Aubin station.
As well as the track and third rail, Alstom will provide 35 km of pedestrian walkways and install 50 km of cable trays.
At its peak, the project will employ around 250 employees from Alstom’s Infrastructure France teams, both on the Line 18 worksite and at Alstom’s site in Saint-Ouen.
With this order, Alstom becomes a major player in the construction of Line 18, which complements a previous contract for the line’s rolling stock and the automatic control system.
Line 18 of the future Ile-de-France metro is an automatic metro line that will eventually link Versailles to Orly airport in 30 minutes.
The route will pass through the Saclay plateau with its education and research centres, which has been called the European Silicon Valley. The section between Massy-Palaiseau and the CEA/Saint-Aubin station is scheduled to open in 2026, whilst the section between Orly airport and Massy-Palaiseau is scheduled to open in 2027.
Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France, said “After metro lines 15, 16 and 17, the Société du Grand Paris renews its confidence in Alstom’s expertise and experience in the field of tracklaying. I am extremely proud that Alstom has been chosen as the supplier for one of the most important tracks and third rail contracts in France. Alstom thus becomes a major player in the construction of Line 18 of the future Paris metro, with this order and the one for the rolling stock and the automatic control system obtained earlier.”
“As a socially responsible company, Alstom will carry out at least 10% of this contract’s volume with people in social integration and will mobilise the ecosystem of small and medium-sized enterprises for the execution of this project.”
“After metro lines 15, 16 and 17, the Société du Grand Paris renews its confidence in Alstom’s expertise and experience in the field of tracklaying. I am extremely proud that Alstom has been chosen as the supplier for one of the most important tracks and third rail contracts in France.”
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