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Fayat at the heart of tomorrow's urban mobility

Sustainable city, smart city or city of tomorrow: one concept, multiple variations

In the city of tomorrow, urban transport as we know and use it today will no longer be quite the same. Smart city specialists prefer the term “urban mobility”. Urban transport is no longer considered as a mode of transport complementing the car - which still accounts for 80% of transport sector CO2 emissions in France - but is seen as a good alternative mode.

This mobility is planned on a large scale. As a result, the Fayat group’s subsidiaries offer innovative and sustainable solutions taking account of economic, social and environmental issues.

Chantier de la Ligne 15 (Sefi-Intrafor)
Paris Ligne 15 (Sefi-Intrafor)

Greater Paris Express, an emblematic future mobility project

The Greater Paris Express project fully illustrates this crucial issue for local authorities. 200 kilometres of automatic lines and 68 new stations will double the existing network available to Ile-de-France residents by 2030. The aim of decongesting the capital and facilitating mobility obviously goes hand in hand with a desire to reduce pollution

As the year draws to a close, 130 sites are in full swing, and eight tunnel boring machines busy at work digging the tunnels of the future Ile-de-France underground lines: three on Line 14 South, four on line 15 South, and one on line 16. The Claire tunnel boring machine deployed on line 14 South has already covered nearly a kilometre, the first of the two tunnel boring machines dedicated to line 15 South, Camille, has just set off, and its twin (whose name won’t be unveiled before its inauguration) is currently being assembled - but the last two will take on a total of no less than 7.2 kilometres of digging. 15 will soon be down in the depths of Paris at the same time!

Line 15 - Package T2B, exceptional volumes

The Line 15 site can boast some seriously impressive figures: 50,000 cubic metres of moulded wall, 3,000 tonnes of reinforcement, and 30 kilometres of grout hole drilling and consolidation. One year after the start of the construction of Champigny-sur-Marne railway station, which Sefi-Intrafor worked on, standards are higher than ever… and customer satisfaction is key, as demonstrated by the messages from Systra and SGP following the construction of the moulded walls of the deepest future station of Greater Paris Express, also under construction in Saint-Maur-Créteil (Val-de-Marne), by our subsidiary.

New, more modern and innovative mobility

In terms of urban mobility, in addition to the Greater Paris Express, currently considered the biggest urban project in Europe, it’s above all a matter of modernisation and innovation. Our modes of transport need to change, to meet not only user expectations in terms of safety, reliability and comfort, but also the demands of local authorities who want not only performance but also savings. Automatic metros, clean-powered and soon even autonomous buses, electric car, bike or scooter charge stations: our mobility requires reinventing.

Energy Services and Public Works Division subsidiaries’ complementary expertise mean the Group can offer its clients an increasingly extensive and comprehensive range of solutions to recent infrastructure, systems and service issues: real-time traffic supervision, electric charge stations, autonomous shuttles, high service level buses, on-board systems, etc.

Transports parisiens connectés Fayat

Paris, Lille, Lyon: increasingly autonomous public transport

Fayat Energy Services’ teams are working on ever more autonomous mobility projects. On line 11 of the Paris metro, Semeru Transport is currently working to install CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) equipment for Siemens: it is based on an automatic rail traffic (train or metro) control system with continuous communication between trains and traffic control computers.

In Lille, Ilevia (formerly Transpole, the Lille European Metropolis local public passenger transport network operator) also awarded Semeru Transport the Kéolis contract to replace forty-two 48V chargers powering the Lille metro’s carriage control and command systems. Finally, in Lyon, Road-Side Units (RSU) designed by Fareco were deployed for the open-track autonomous shuttle pilot project that will connect the Olympique Lyonnais football stadium complex and the T3 Décines Grand Large tram station.


They will be installed at strategic points along the 1.2km route to enable V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication between Navya’s autonomous shuttles and Gallery’s traffic light controllers. They play a key role in shuttles crossing intersections open to traffic. This “last mile” service complements the transport services available to T3 tram users and staff around the stadium.

“Winning this project is an important step for our V2X business line,” François Leblanc, Fareco’s Manager, is happy to say. “We are reaping the rewards of the partnership agreement we signed with Yogoko in early 2018. With the integration of our partner’s middleware into our traffic-light know-how, we are in a position to offer a reliable and secure V2X communication solution, guaranteeing perfect interoperability with the communicating road structure.”
François Leblanc, Director of Fareco

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