Design of the Orléans cable car won by SYSTRA
10 February 2017

Design of the Orléans cable car won by SYSTRA

SYSTRA was recently awarded a contract to design, build and maintain a cable car system in Orléans as part of the VINCI consortium. The new system is expected to begin operation in late 2018.

An automated cable car system

The Orléans metropolitan region’s planned cable-car transport system will be located in the town of Fleury-les-Aubrais. It will span 350 metres and connect the future Interives district to the plaza opposite the Fleury-les-Aubrais SNCF train station, which are currently separated by railway track. The “back-and-forth” cable car-system will be operated by automatic controls, requiring neither boarding personnel nor drivers on board the gondolas.

The third project of its kind in France

The consortium that won the contract is being led by Vinci and includes Agence Duthilleul, GTM Normandie Centre, SOGEA, POMA and SYSTRA. The bid’s successful reception by the Orléans metropolitan government can be attributed to both its architectural quality and its simplicity, with only two cable-stayed pylons , situated on opposite sides of the railway track, providing passage over the railway complex and tram lines.

This is only the third tender to be launched in France for this kind of overhead cable-car transport system, after similar ones for Brest and Toulouse.

A winning partnership between SYSTRA and POMA

Together, SYSTRA and POMA achieved their first shared success in France in 2010 when they won a contract to design a funicular system in the town of Grasse. Discover more on the project with our explicative project sheet.

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