The contract, awarded to Salini Impregilo and its joint-venture partner Nouvelles Générations d’Entrepreneurs (NGE), concerns one of four sections that will make up the 14-kilometre extension of Line 14 South to the airport. On Lot GC04, Salini Impregilo, and NGE will excavate a 4.1-kilometre tunnel from Pont de Rungis station to the site of a new station at Orly. Work is to begin in mid-March and last about five years.
The extended line will improve connections and travel times between Orly and the city by linking the airport to Line 18 of the Paris metro and a new one to be called Line 15.
It marks not only the Group’s return to France 20 years since it worked on the city’s Est-Ouest Liaison Express (EOLE), but also its entry into the Grand Paris Express, a massive project that will expand the city’s public transport network to the periphery by 2030.