Paris Line 14 extension CBTC contract awarded to Siemens
Siemens has received an order to supply the train control equipment and operational control system for the extension of the automated metro line 14 in Paris.
Siemens equipped the original stretch of Line 14 for automatic operation back in 1998 and thus established the first fully automated metro line in Paris.
This new section, due by 2019, will reach Mairie de Saint-Ouen, extending the existing nine-kilometer southbound line by 4 underground stations and 5.8 kilometers.
The order volume is worth around 45 million euros. Siemens will provide Trainguard CBTC, which enables UTO operation.
In Paris, automatic operation is to achieve a service interval of 85 seconds.
The new section aims to provide a sustainable solution to ease the existing congestion on line 13 (one of Paris’s busiest lines with 610,000 daily ridership), thanks to two interconnection points, including with RER C.
Source: Siemens press release, RATP press release