Sweco to design Grand Paris Express metro depot in France


Swedish engineering firm Sweco has been contracted by Société du Grand Paris to carry out detailed design work and project management for the maintenance complex of the Grand Paris Express metro network's Line 15 East in Paris, France.

The company is expected to begin work immediately on the project, which is valued at nearly Skr100m ($12.25m). 

Partial opening is currently scheduled for 2025.

The maintenance complex will support the Grand Paris Express project’s new Line 15 East metro line that connects Saint-Denis Pleyel to Champigny in the Paris metropolitan area.

Sweco Belgium managing director Erwin Malcorps said: “The maintenance complex for Line 15 East is a significant component of the Grand Paris Express project.”

"The maintenance complex will support the Grand Paris Express project’s new Line 15 East metro line that connects Saint-Denis Pleyel to Champigny in the Paris metropolitan area."

The complex will feature depot and infrastructure maintenance facilities and will also serve as a connection to the national railway network, while supporting various neighbouring lines.

The Grand Paris Express project consists of the development 200km of new underground metro lines and 68 new stations.

It is expected to enable faster travel around Paris and ease traffic congestion on the roads, thereby improving the quality of air in the city.

Line 15 East is scheduled to be opened in stages between 2025 and 2030.

Sweco was previously awarded the contract for overall project management and detailed civil design of Line 17 within the Grand Paris Express project last year.

The 20km-long Line 17 route will comprise five new stations.