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SYSTRA wins Marseille urban cable car contract

27 MARCH 2018


SYSTRA wins Marseille urban cable car contract


SYSTRA has won the project management assistance contract for an urban cable car connecting Marseille's major tourist destinations, the Old Port of Marseille and the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. The two locations are one kilometre apart and separated by a drop of 150 metres. The cable car will greatly improve access to the 19th century basilica, which welcomes two million visitors per year.


SYSTRA will lead a consortium comprising TIM Ingénierie, a specialist cable car engineering firm, TRANSITEC, an engineering consultancy specialising in transport, and the Marseille law firm MCL Avocats. The consortium will draft the tender documents for the design & build contract and manage the required administrative, legal and financial processes that are crucial to the success of the project. It will also oversee the design and supervise construction. The cable car is planned to open in 2021.


Thierry Dattin, Consultancy Director, SYSTRA, said: "Following SYSTRA's design & build contract awards for the Orleans and Toulouse cable cars, Marseille consolidates the firm's position as a leader in the urban cable car market. We are delighted to have been awarded this project management assistance contract and very much look forward to making the scheme a success." 


SYSTRA has supported communities with cable car transportation projects for more than 20 years in France, Latin America and Asia Pacific. In 2017, SYSTRA was awarded concept design contracts for urban cable cars in Toulouse and Orleans.


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SYSTRA keeps the world moving through connecting people and places. By enabling mobility, our work strengthens communities, increases social inclusion and improves people's access to employment, education and leisure opportunities. We deliver engineering, consultancy and specialist technical services that enable safe, efficient mobility and foster economic prosperity.


A recognised world leader in mobility and mass transit, SYSTRA employs 6,100 people and has an operational presence in 80 countries. Engineering News-Record ranks SYSTRA in the top three mass transit and rail international design firms and among the 50 largest engineering firms in the world.


Our specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied upon by millions of people every day around the world. For more than 60 years we have helped cities and regions thrive through creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure.



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