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.
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!
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.
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.
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.