The two contracts were awarded by the public public transport operator RATP and have a combined value of 33 million euros.
The first contract covers design studies, track laying and infrastructure works. It includes the construction of the foundations of the catenaries, the platforms and the casing, as well as the civil engineering of the stations as well as the curbs and coatings of the tracks for a total of € 29 million.
The second contract concerns the airline. It includes the design studies, as well as the supply, installation and testing of the entire 6.4 km long overhead line, and the installation of electrical power distribution equipment, for an amount total of € 4 million.
The extension will include new stations serving Porte Maillot, the Palais des Congrès and the University of Paris-Dauphine, as well as new rail, metro and bus links.
The completion of the projects will open the T3b tram line by the end of 2023.
“We are very happy to have the opportunity to participate in another project to extend the Paris tramway, alongside Colas France,” said Jean-François Milleron, General Manager France of Colas Rail. “When it comes to modes of transport, trams are both inclusive and environmentally friendly. The new extension is a real challenge for our teams who will work on a daily basis in areas with very high traffic. Supply logistics and crossings will need to be carefully considered to minimize our impact on traffic. Safety will always remain our top priority.