3rd METRO LINE FOR THE GREATER TOULOUSE REGION:
SYSTRA AND ARCADIS WIN A NEW CONTRACT
SYSTRA and ARCADIS have been awarded a systems project management assistance (PMA) contract on the third metro line for the Greater Toulouse region by Tisséo Collectivités and Tisséo Ingénierie.
This is a strategically important project for Toulouse and the wider region.
This new line is approximately 27km long and will transport more than 200,000 people per day in both directions, serving a total of 20 stations. It will connect with metro Lines A and B, two tram lines and several Linéo bus lines. It will also improve the connection between Blagnac airport and Matabiau station. The new line will serve an urban population of 1.3 million inhabitants and three main employment centres in the region.
SYSTRA is leading the consortium, which includes ARCADIS. The contract will involve defining all systems for the line, stations and the maintenance and stabling site. This includes rolling stock, automated and non-automated control systems, centralised control systems and platform screen doors, as well as track, power and maintenance equipment.
Jean-Yves Reynaud, SYSTRA’s Commercial Director for France, said: “Following our project management assistance assignment for three lines on the Grand Paris Express, as well as our role automating Line B of Lyon Metro, SYSTRA is once again at the centre of a major automated metro project in France. This new contract for the Line 3 project in Toulouse confirms SYSTRA’s position as the signature team for automated metro systems.”
Lionel Barin, ARCADIS Development Director, added: “Our continued involvement with Tisséo-Collectivités and Tisséo-Ingénierie in emblematic transport projects for the city of Toulouse and recognition of our expertise are reflected in this latest success. Following our project management for the extension of three ‘short’ stations as part of the capacity doubling for Toulouse Metro Line A, ARCADIS experts, who are very close to our clients, will once again benefit from a flagship infrastructure project for a city and its wider region.”
SYSTRA and Tisséo: partners for more than 30 years
SYSTRA has been working with Toulouse’s transportation authorities since 1985. The company was involved in Line A, the first automated metro line in Toulouse, initially as design engineer then as project manager assistant for the civil engineering phases. From 1991, SYSTRA led the project management for the preliminary design and then, from 1998 to June 2007, for the infrastructure on Line B of the automated metro. Between 2016 and 2017, SYSTRA carried out preliminary designs for the 3rd line, for which the teams received the ‘BIM d’Argent’ award in the ‘Infrastructure Project’ category in 2017. Earlier this year, SYSTRA Group’s subsidiary SYSTRA Foncier won a major land acquisition assistance contract for this project.
ARCADIS, a major player in Toulouse since 1972
Since 1972, ARCADIS has been present in the Greater Toulouse region, providing continuity for its local clients. The company has demonstrated its expertise, developing its specialised metro skills locally, through preliminary designs and working with companies on Lines A and B of Toulouse Metro.
More recently, in 2015 ARCADIS was entrusted with project management for the ‘Linéo 3’ bus rapid transit (BRT) and the extension of three ‘short’ stations to double the capacity of Line A of the Toulouse Metro –projects that are ongoing.
ARCADIS is also working on the 3rd line of Toulouse Metro with Tisséo-Collectivités via a framework agreement that has led it to identify certain technical solutions and/or route alternatives, and with Tisséo-Ingénierie via an environment PMC contract to carry out studies and compile regulatory documentation related to this iconic project.
Metro projects in France
For the Grand Paris Express, SYSTRA is also carrying out a systems PMC assignment for Lines 15, 16 and 17, as well as several project management assignments for the Line 15 project. SYSTRA is also project manager for the extensions of Lines 4, 11, 12 and 14 of the Paris Metro, as well as for the extension of Line B of Lyon Metro.
ARCADIS is also involved in the Grand Paris Express, having won a global project management assistance contract as part of the Artémis partnership (comprising Artelia, Arcadis and BG) for lines 15, 16 and 17, as well as an infrastructure PMC assignment for the whole project and the project management for line 18. ARCADIS is also working as project manager on Rennes Metro.
SYSTRA was at the WTS annual conference in Austin, Texas, May 18 – 20, 2016. It was a great opportunity for transportation leaders to exchange ideas, learn the latest developments in transportation, and network.
NEW YORK, NY (Oct 7, 2014) – SYSTRA is pleased to announce the launch of the RAILSIM X® Software Suite, the industry’s leading analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations. This redevelopment of the RAILSIM® operations software package will introduce a brand new set of analytical capabilities and include enhancements to the software’s existing array of modules.
SYSTRA’s RAILSIM X® Software Suite is the rail and rapid transit industry’s leading software tool for simulating the operation and performance of rail networks and systems. It is designed to simulate all facets of rail systems and the interactions of trains with infrastructure, control systems, and the operation of complex systems and networks. RAILSIM X® can accurately simulate any rail system; including light rail, heavy rail or high-speed rail.
WASHINGTON D.C. – SYSTRA has opened a new office in the Washington D.C. area to support higher demand for the company’s rail planning, infrastructure protection, and engineering services given ongoing rail and transit development throughout the D.C. Metro Area. This new office is part of the company’s continued growth throughout the North American transit market.
“Washington D.C. is a key market for growth in the rail and transit industry,” said William Crosbie, President of SYSTRA USA and newly appointed Regional Manager of SYSTRA North America. “Maintaining a strong local presence allows us to better serve existing clients and leverage our global expertise to drive innovation throughout the industry.”
SYSTRA is currently engaged with clients and projects in the D.C. Metro Region including WMATA’s Blue Line expansion and DCDOT’s H Street & Benning Road Streetcar. In addition, SYSTRA is continuing its work with Amtrak at Washington Union Station.
“We’re proud of our work to date in the D.C. region and are excited to expand on that experience as SYSTRA continues to grow,” said Crosbie.
With its headquarters in New York, SYSTRA has additional offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Little Falls, New Jersey. As part of a broader corporate growth strategy, the company is working with CANARAIL to further strengthen its North American presence by expanding into the Canadian Market.
Société du Grand Paris (SGP) has awarded SYSTRA some of the first contracts for project management and
SYSTRA/EGIS with American partner PARSONS has won the 425 million Euro contract to supervise construction of lines 1, 2 and 3 of the Riyadh metro in Saudi Arabia.
On 1st August 2013, Riyadh’s Development Authority, Arriyadh (ADA) awarded the €425m project management contract for its future metro network to the PARSONS, EGIS and SYSTRA joint venture, led by Parsons. The contract covers project management and construction supervision for Lines 1, 2 and 3 of the Riyadh metro and accounts for nearly half of the engineering services for the 6 lines.
In a joint statement, Pierre Verzat, CEO of SYSTRA and Nicolas Jachiet, CEO of EGIS said, “We are proud to be working with our colleagues from Parsons on this ground-breaking public transport system for the people of Riyadh. This contract recognises the quality of French engineering expertise and technical know-how. Our Joint Venture brings together and combines the expertise of two great French railway engineering companies, and shows how their complementary skills can win contracts of this size and complexity and deliver them in record breaking time.”
This complex and highly prestigious metro project will be completed in record time
Riyadh, a city with a population of 5.7million, has a saturated road network. Given that its population is set to grow to 8 million by 2030, it was essential to increase the capacity of its public transport system.
In December 2012, Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), Riyadh city’s development authority, launched an international tender amongst the world’s largest engineering firms to manage the project and supervise the construction of 6 metro lines, divided into 3 work batch packages.
This is an extremely prestigious project due to its sheer size and very tight delivery deadlines. The future network must be delivered within 5 years and will comprise 6 automated lines and 92 stations covering 177km – 60km underground, 36km overground and 81km of viaduct sections.
For passenger safety and comfort the project incorporates the latest features for modern automated metros.
Joint Venture responsibilities
The PARSONS/EGIS/SYSTRA JV won two of the three work batch packages covering Lines 1, 2 and 3 – a total of 108km and 55 stations. Approximately 1 000 people will be required to work in Riyadh to complete the work.
Working for ADA, the JV will validate studies, oversee and coordinate construction work, accept engineering structures and approve pre-commissioning tests.
The BACS Consortium (managed by Bechtel and Siemens) won design-construction tenders for Lines 1 and 2, and Arriyadh New Mobility (managed by ANSALDO STS, Impregilo and Bombardier) for Line 3.
A long-term involvement in this project
EGIS also worked for ADA for a number of years on the preliminary design studies for the current metro project. In 2012, EGIS produced the specifications for tender bids by Consortiums for design-construction work and over the past few months has helped ADA with candidate selection.
SYSTRA is pleased to announce that it has implemented enhancements to its RAILSIM® Advanced Civil
Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) Positive Train Control (PTC) modeling program.
The new version, which has been put into service in the Train Performance Calculator (TPC) and Network
Simulator applications, will:
- Add transponder locations
- Prevent trains from exceeding ACSES speed vs. distance curves
- Allow users to define parameters to model driver behavior