PROJECT BACKGROUND

FOLLOWING THE INCIDENTS TAKING PLACE AT BRÉTIGNY-SUR-ORGE ON JULY 12TH 2014, THE SNCF INTRODUCED THE VIGIRAIL PROJECT.

  • A 3-year-long project taking place between 2014 and 2017.
  • 410 million euros invested.

THE OBJECTIVES

  • Improving security.
  •  Modernizing maintenance.
  • Speeding up the replacement of railroad switches.

REPLACING RAILROAD SWITCHES: : A MORE INDUSTRIALIZED METHOD

INCREASING THE NUMBER OF ANNUAL SWITCH REPLACEMENTS FROM 326 TO 500 IN 2017 AND DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF SWITCH REPLACEMENTS IN THE PARIS AREA ARE TWO KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE VIGIRAIL PROJECT.

Replacing railroad switches requires that the process be industrialized. Preliminary work, using trestle wagons and Kirow cranes will take place from October 2014 to June 2015.

APPRAISAL

« “Ingeva has enabled me to succeed and grow thanks to the Vigirail project as I undertook the responsibilities of an operation supervisor within the project ownership division. I manage the project supervision division, organize the studies, handle the administrative side of the project and work out deals with businesses. Vigirail is an innovative and ambitious project which allows me to contribute to the new SNCF policies.

 

 

François

Vigirail consultant