On 6th June, SNCF created railway design and construction company SOFRERAIL in order to develop railway solutions outside France. The first contract was won with the rail network of Indian Railways in India.
On 6th March 1961, the urban transport design and construction firm SOFRETU was created with a view to exporting RATP’s expertise to the big cities of the world. The first contract it obtained was the Montreal Metro in Canada.
Nantes was the first city to count on the development of a modern tramway network in its agglomeration. From 1978, SOFRETU advised the municipality in its initiative and accompanied the whole project which concluded with the commissioning of the first line at the start of 1985. The Group has since contributed to the extension of the network which, with 3 lines, has become one of the most extensive in France.
This event marks the start of a phase of strong development for SYSTRA, under the banner of a new red logo.
– BN Tech, South Korea (2012)
– SAI, India (2014)
– JMP Consultants, United Kingdom (2015)
– Tectran, Brazil (2015)
– SIAS Transport Planners, United Kingdom (2016)
– Dalco Elteknik, Sweden (2016)
– Scott Lister, Australia (2016)
– Vetec, Brazil (2016)
– International Bridge Technologies, USA (2017)
– TSP Projects, United Kingdom (2019)
– C&S Conseils, France (2019)
– Le Mans-Rennes
These projects are redrawing the map of the regions they serve with considerably reduced journey times (1h less between Paris and Bordeaux; 2h1/2 less between Casablanca and Tangier), reliable services and an emphasis on the development of sustainable mobility (first mixed freight – passenger line in France between Nîmes and Montpellier).
In Canada in Quebec City, in France in Orléans and in Paris at two RATP depots, SYSTRA is supporting several clients in the success of their bus electrification projects, while our teams have developed a specific simulator, TESS (Transit and Electromobility Smart Simulator) to model the operating scenarios for these new vehicles.
Since 2018, we have been leading pioneering autonomous vehicle testing projects in Singapore with the technological research institute SystemX and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and we are one of the major players alongside SNCF in the Autonomous Train programme, which envisages the movement of functional prototypes by the end of 2023. In order to gather all its thoughts on the subject, SYSTRA has published a White Paper entitled Automated and Autonomous Public Transport.