Vinci wins €180 million rail contract
By Helen Wright29 November 2011
French contractor Vinci's specialist rail subsidiary ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires has won a €180 million contract to design and build phase 2 of the LGV Est European high-speed rail line.
French rail track manager and owner of the LGV Est high-speed line Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) awarded the contract, which involves constructing 212km of track between the north eastern French city of Metz and Strasbourg, the principle city of the Alsace region in eastern France.
The project includes the construction of a total of 474km of rail track as well as all the necessary overhead-line equipment. Construction is scheduled to take up to four years.
In total, the LGV Est European high-speed rail project is planned to run for 406km, passing through the French regions of Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne and Île-de-France.