Modernisation of the Haut-Bugey Line

Modernisation of the Haut-Bugey Line

The consortium led by SYSTRA provided complete project management services on this programme to modernise the railway line between Bourg-en-Bresse and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine and reduce the journey time between Paris and Geneva to around 3 hours.

This project to upgrade an existing 65km section of single track was part of an overall programme to improve safety and modernise tracks and infrastructures.

The project covered:

  • Replacing 65km of track, sleepers and ballast;
  • Electrifying the line (2 x 25 000 V) and building a sub-station;
  • Making modifications to bridges;
  • Upgrading/removing level crossings;
  • Installing centralised traffic control systems;
  • Creating an interconnection with the Geneva line Bellegarde;
  • Enhancing safety throughout the entire line.

SYSTRA was responsible for:

  • Producing preliminary and detailed project designs;
  • Compiling tender documents;
  • Preparing environmental impact studies;
  • Awarding contracts, supervising construction work and acceptance assistance.
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