Vinci team wins French track renewal contract
A joint venture of Vinci subsidiary ETF, Meccoli, VFLI and Sferis has won a contract to renew almost 200km of French railway tracks a year using a “high output renewal train”.
The track renewal package as part of French rail operator SNCF Réseau’s Grand Network Modernisation Plan (GPMR). The work awarded to ETF covers the renewal of rails, sleepers, ballast and rail fastenings in various French regions. The initial contract period is five years, from 2018 to 2022, with a further optional two-year extension.
The train is a rolling factory made up of a number of machine-wagons. It is able to renovate the line as a whole within a very short period of time with only minimal disruption to rail traffic. The process makes it possible to increase the track renewal rate from 150m per day using conventional methods to nearly 1km per day.
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This article was published on 28 Jul 2016 (last updated on 28 Jul 2016).