Contractor appointed for Paris Line 14 extension

An Eiffage Travaux Publics and Razel-Bec joint venture has been appointed to complete the civils work for the northern extension of Paris Metro’s Line 14.

The contract covers the construction of a 3.6-kilometre length of tunnel and the first two new stations at Pont Cardinet and Porte de Clichy.

Eiffage and Razel-Bec will deliver the first section of a new metro tunnel which will eventually stretch for 5.8 kilometres and connect four new stations; Pont Cardinet, Porte de Clichy, Saint-Ouen and Mairie de Saint-Ouen.

The extension will link to regional RER services, the T3 tramway to Porte d’ Asnieres and Line L of the Transilien.

RATP hopes that the project will free up capacity on Line 13, with 25 per cent of the line’s passengers expected to transfer to the automated services.

The line was extended south with the opening of the new Olympiades station in 2007 and in December last year STIF approved a €450 million metro project financing agreement, allowing the main structural works to begin this year.