French engineer Systra is to project manage a 6.5km extension of the T1 tramway on the northern outskirts of Paris on behalf of its parent company, public transport operator RATP.
The extension will extend the AsniÃ¨res-Gennevilliers terminus as far as the T2, which runs largely to the west and south of the city. The new intersection will be near Argenteuil, to the northwest of the city.
Systra will work with engineer Iris Conseil and architect Urbanica on the project.
The team will:
- Create a high performance line, in terms of operating speed and regularity
- Provide services to districts that have little public transport
- Support the urban transformation of the district
- Redistribute and upgrade public space, opening it up to all users: pedestrians, cyclists, automobiles and public transport
- Create a section of track shared by the T1 and T2 lines.
A map of the extension
Phase 1, between AsniÃ¨res-Gennevilliers and Quatre Routes, will be completed in 2018 and phase 2, between Quatre Routes and Gabriel Péri, will open in 2023.
Systra was recently awarded a role on Sweden’s high-speed rail network.
Images via Systra