WHAT IS THE EOLE PROJECT?

At present time, the road and railway networks are overloaded as the number of  residents in the Paris area never ceases to grow. The EOLE project aims to extend the RER E line from the Haussmann Saint-Lazare station, currently the last stop on the line, to the Mantes la-Jolie station (located to the west of Paris.) It will enable commuters to cross the Paris area from east to west. As of today, 42,000 passengers ride the RER E during morning rush hour. With the implementation of the western line, this number could drop as low as 89,000.

THE CURRENT RER E

Currently, the RER E connects the Haussmann Saint Lazare station to two terminals west of Paris: Chelles-Gournay and Tournan.

A FEW FIGURES:

  • Approximately 32,000 passengers every day.
  • 422 trains a day.
  • 56 Km of track and 21 stations in service.
  • Stretching across 4 départements

INTERFACE MANAGEMENT: A CHALLENGING TASK FOR THIS PROJECT

A project such as EOLE, involving a variety of project supervisors (SED, TWIST, SNCF, DPF, SETEC…) demands a rigorous oversight of the various project supervisors to avoid any major issue or disruption along the way.

It requires every project supervisor to have access to an interface manager such as Clément, who is employed by the SNCF DPF general project ownership.

His role as interface manager is to:

  • Identify the interface.
  • Provide possible measures to overcome it.
  • Establish and supervise those measures
  • Make sure that the interface is taken into account in various documents (studies, written communications…)

 

To carry out this mission, a global vision of the various projects, (objectives, timetables, ongoing studies…) is necessary. The interface manager must also be in close contact with the project managers to identify and keep track of the interfaces pertaining to their projects.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

The two main objectives are to improve the quality of the service provided and foster the development of various areas by:

  • Reducing traffic on the RER A.
  •  Improving the efficiency of the RER E.
  • Providing effective transport.
  • Supplying employment opportunities.
  • Improving the overall coverage and connections.