Faiveley Transport (Paris:LEY) has been awarded the world’s first
project for the retrofit of platform screen doors for line 1 of the
metro in Lille, France.
Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine (LMCU - The City of Lille) has chosen
Faiveley Transport to replace and install new platform screen doors on
18 stations (36 platforms). This is part of a project to double the
metro’s capacity and lengthen the platforms from 26 to 52 metres.
"In 1989, Faiveley Transport installed its first platform doors in
Lille and winning this retrofit contract in 2012 is proof of the renewed
confidence that LMCU has shown in Faiveley Transport,” said Benoît
Birault, Director of the PSD Business Unit. The technical environment is
particularly complex leaving only 3 hours of installation time at night
to ensure that metros will continue to operate throughout the
installation period. "We have developed a new turn key solution to
adhere to these specific customer specifications,” continued Benoît
"We are well positioned to win future retrofit contracts for platform
screen doors worldwide,” said Thierry Barel, President & CEO of
The installation period is due to start in November 2013.
Faiveley Transport, world leader in the railway industry
Faiveley Transport is one of the world’s leading suppliers of railway
systems and services.
The Group supplies manufacturers, operators
and railway maintenance bodies with the most comprehensive range of
systems in the market: air conditioning, passenger access systems,
platform doors and gates, braking systems, couplers, passenger
information and services.
Faiveley Transport employs more than 5,400 people in 25 countries.