Société du Grand Paris has issued the invitation to tender for the first civils packages for Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express project.
Line 16, one of the new routes being constructed for the Grand Paris Express orbital rail network, will be 28 kilometres long, linking Saint-Denis Pleyel to Noisy-Champs.
Construction of the line has been split into three lots – two of which will be awarded at end of 2017 and the third by early 2018.
Last year, eight civils contracts were awarded for Line 15 South. By the end of this year, contracts worth around €3 billion will have been awarded for the construction of the two lines.
Philippe Yvin, chief executive of Société du Grand Paris, said: “Our goal is both to strengthen the international scope of the Grand Paris Express that optimise its timetable benefiting the greatest number of expertise and know-how.”
The Grand Paris Express project includes the construction of four new metro lines (15, 16, 17 and 18). It will also include extensions of the existing lines 11 and 14.
Altogether, it will include the construction of 200 kilometres of new railway – an investment of €25 billion in Paris’ suburban rail network.