The future Grand Paris Metro, the Grand Paris Express, is the largest infrastructure and development project in Europe. The 200-kilometer project will create four new rail lines and 68 stations in the Paris area. Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau has been awarded the contract to build Metro Line 17 as part of a consortium.
The contract with a net value of € 439.4 million includes
- civil engineering works for the stations Le Bourget Airport and Triangle de Gonesse;
- a TBM driven tunnel, total length approx. 6 kilometers;
- construction of a railway line (partly covered and partly open);
- the civil engineering works at seven other project sites.
The new traffic connection from the capital city to Le Bourget airport will be put into service in 2024, in time for the Olympic Games, and to the Triangle de Gonesse station in 2027. The new metro line will reduce travelling time significantly and improve the transport network in the greater Paris area.: Travelling time from Charles de Gaulle Airport to La Défense Airport will be reduced from one hour to 35 minutes. The connection between Le Bourget Airport and La Courneuve Six Routes will reduce the journey from 35 to five minutes.