The two locations are one kilometre apart and separated by a drop of 150 metres. The cable car will greatly improve access to the 19th century basilica, which welcomes two million visitors per year.
SYSTRA will lead a consortium comprising TIM Ingénierie, a specialist cable car engineering firm, TRANSITEC, an engineering consultancy specialising in transport, and the Marseille law firm MCL Avocats. The consortium will draft the tender documents for the design & build contract and manage the required administrative, legal and financial processes that are crucial to the success of the project. It will also oversee the design and supervise construction. The cable car is planned to open in 2021.
Thierry Dattin, Consultancy Director, SYSTRA, said: “Following SYSTRA’s design & build contract awards for the Orleans and Toulouse cable cars, Marseille consolidates the firm’s position as a leader in the urban cable car market. We are delighted to have been awarded this project management assistance contract and very much look forward to making the scheme a success.”
SYSTRA has supported communities with cable car transportation projects for more than 20 years in France, Latin America and Asia Pacific. In 2017, SYSTRA was awarded concept design contracts for urban cable cars in Toulouse and Orleans.