675 kilometres of French tracks to be overhauled from 2024 onwards
Starting in 2024, some 675 kilometres of the French railway network will be renovated. Over a period of five years, VINCI Construction subsidiary ETF will be replacing 135 kilometres of track annually, the group announced on Tuesday.
The contract was awarded by SNCF Réseau and carries an initial value of 118 million euros. ETF will be deploying a 550-metre-long factory train for the replacement of tracks and fasteners. A 432-metre-long transport train will be utilised to haul new sets of tracks and remove the old tracks.
VINCI Construction carries out a range of infrastructure-related construction activities, from motorways to railway stations. Earlier in June, Société du Grand Paris awarded another VINCI subsidiary an 80-million-euro contract for the construction of three stations for the future line 18 of the Grand Paris Express project. Work will commence in July and is expected to take 38 months.