Atos, Axione and Siemens to manage multi-service network for three new Paris metro lines

Posted: 16 February 2021 | | No comments yet

Atos, Axione and Siemens have been awarded the contract to supply, implement and maintain the multi-service network and video surveillance system for three of the four future Parisian metro lines which are part of Grand Paris Express.

Atos, Axione and Siemens to manage multi-service network for three new Paris metro lines

A contract has been awarded to Atos, Axione and Siemens to supply, implement and maintain the multi-service network and video surveillance system for lines 15, 16 and 17 of the future Parisian metro network which are part of Grand Paris Express, the largest urban transport project in Europe.

The project includes the construction of an automatic metro around Paris to avoid passing through the centre of the French capital. The contract is worth €153 million and will continue until the construction of the Grand Paris Express is completed.

The new automatic metro lines (underground and overground), which will span 129km and have 49 stations, will serve not only business and residential districts and airports, but also numerous local amenities. These transport lines will help create a new dynamic by increasing economic and social opportunities in the Paris region and beyond.

For this ambitious project, Atos, Axione and Siemens will bring together their industrial and technological expertise in the design, construction, implementation and deployment of the network infrastructures, datacenters, and access control and intrusion detection technologies. They will also manage telephony, air quality monitoring and intelligent video surveillance solutions. Finally, they will ensure the digital security of all systems. All these services will support the construction of the infrastructure over a long-term period.

Guillaume Beuscart, SVP, Global Head of Retail, Transportation and Logistics at Atos, said: “We are particularly proud to be building the infrastructure of these future metro lines by bringing together our integration know-how with our expertise in datacenters, telephony and cyber-security. The Atos teams, in collaboration with local SMEs, are happy to put all their experience at the service of the citizens of Greater Paris and thus support the development of the region.”

Eric Jammaron, Deputy CEO, Axione, said: “We are proud to contribute to this major project by deploying a multi-service network infrastructure, the cornerstone of the interconnection of all the technological systems of the Grand Paris Express metro. Axione’s teams have designed a secure, innovative and scalable network architecture that meets the expectations of passenger transportation and is open to further developments. A project of this scale requires rigor, long-term commitment and multidisciplinary expertise – values that are at the heart of Axione’s DNA.”

Doris Birkhofer, Managing Director at Siemens Smart Infrastructure France, said: “Creating intelligent infrastructures which serve the safety of people and property is the ‘raison d’être’ of our high value-added solutions. As part of the Grand Paris Express project, the Siemens Smart Infrastructure teams are mobilising their expertise as integrators and their recognised know-how to design and develop specific and innovative technologies: access control, intrusion detection or even intelligent image analysis to detect suspicious events.”

The three companies are committed to supporting the Société du Grand Paris throughout the duration of the contract with this proactive environmental approach to develop a modern and reliable public transportation network. This project shows how the expertise of the three companies could also be used to benefit other local ecosystems, in the areas of mobility services, decarbonisation policies or urban planning.

This project reflects Atos’ ambition to contribute to the development of ‘intelligent territories’ and will facilitate the deployment of new digital services for local authorities and populations.