SYSTRA helped the contracting authority to integrate this line into the existing network and managed line operation and maintenance.
The Nantes - Châteaubriant tram-train project involved electrifying (750V & 25KV power supply) and reopening this existing 65 km line to passenger traffic, to extend the urban transport network into the region.
This line connects with Lines 1 and 2 of the Nantes tram network with interchange hubs at La Haluchère and Châteaubriant.
SYSTRA was responsible for accreditations, including dynamic testing and temporary operation of the line until delivery to the infrastructure manager.
SYSTRA devised innovative solutions, creating transitional sections between tram/train/tram-train, developing a new “Block Tram” signalling system, constructing saltmarshes and environmentally sustainable shelters.