Eurovia, a subsidiary of French construction firm VINCI, has secured a contract worth €117m to construct the infrastructure for the new Tram 9 tramway line between Porte de Choisy and Orly-Ville in Paris, France.
The contract has been awarded by Ile-de-France Mobilités, previously known as STIF, the authority responsible for providing public transportation in the Greater Paris region.
Under the contract, Eurovia will be responsible for facade-to-facade urban development over the new 11.5km line. The works are expected to support the development of multimodal mobility in the city.
The company said that the specific projects have been taken up to provide safer paths. These include widening of the footpaths, making pedestrian crossing points safer (especially near schools), and providing a continuous cycle path between Paris and the town of Orly.
Tram 9 represents the second tramway system in the Val-de-Marne department. It will carry about 80,000 passengers per day in the 2020 timeframe and relieve crowding on the 183 bus line, the busiest in the Greater Paris area.
Furthermore, Tram 9 will improve intermodal transport in the Greater Paris area by providing a large number of connections with the area's various transport systems including the Paris metro, the bus system, the RER C regional light rail line and the Line 15 of the Grand Paris Express.
Ile-de-France-Mobilités is acting as the programme manager, while the French government, the Ile-de-France region, the Val de Marne department, the city of Paris and the Grand-Orly Seine-Bièvre public institution (EPT) are financing the operation.
Recently, a VINCI Construction-led consortium secured a €400m rapid transit system contract in Paris. The consortium will execute works package GC02 of the future Line 14 South between Olympiades (in the 13th arrondissement of Paris) and Orly Airport.
Eurovia is engaged in transport infrastructure and urban development. It constructs roads, motorways, railways, airports and tramways, and develops industrial, commercial and urban facilities.