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Transpor t Systems Depar tment

TRANSPORT SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT


SYSTRA,
the international benchmark
in rail and urban transport engineering

SYSTRA is the world leader in rail and urban transport engineering infra- Today, SYSTRA is expanding its skill base internatio-
structure with 5 key subsidiaries – MVA Consultancy (UK), MVA (Hong Kong), nally by introducing a policy of local offices and
SYSTRA Consulting (USA), Canarail (Canada) and Sotec Ingénierie in Toulouse recruitment.
(France) – and local offices worldwide.
SYSTRA Group Structure:
Specialising in the design and optimisation of urban and rail transport • An Engineering Division, incorporating a number
systems, SYSTRA’s expertise covers all modes of transport: high speed rail, of Departments: «Civil and Structural Engineer-
tramway, combined road/rail, conventional passenger and freight rail, sub- ing», «Transport Infrastructure», «Transport Sys-
urban transport, regional express networks, metro systems, automated track- tems», «Rolling Stock and Depot» and «Project
guided transport systems, Bus Rapid Transit and automated guided vehicle Management». The multi-disciplinary teams are
systems. composed of experts in urban and rail transport
and handle every aspect of a project,
Clients in over 350 Cities and 150 Countries on all Five Continents • SYSTRA Conseil, providing a comprehensive
• Infrastructure administrators sustainable development service covering every-
• Rail and urban transport operators thing from pedestrians and bicycling to high-
• Financial organisations, backers speed solutions,
• Construction consortiums • Four Regional Divisions incorporating Group
• Commissioning transport authorities subsidiaries and providing decentralised offices,
ideally placed to listen to customer requirements,
2 500 Employees Worldwide • Support functions, covering financial and legal,
SYSTRA’s strength and human resources, management and sustainable
originality comes from development, communications, etc.
its mixed culture (SNCF,
RATP and railway indus-
try) and the support
and expertise of its prin-
cipal shareholders.

The Transport Systems Department within


SYSTRA’s Engineering Division employs around
one hundred people. These key people develop
designs, manage and monitor work in progress,
test rail systems and sub-systems such as AFC,
communications, platform screen doors, power
supplies, rolling stock, signalling and train control,
SCADA, track, low voltage, etc.
The Transport Systems Department has the tech-
nical and technological expertise required to
build modern land based track guided transport
networks.

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Approach,
Teams and Expertise
Assisting Monitoring Acceptance Supervising Renovation
Feasibility Basic Reference Tender Study Commissioning
with candidate manufacturing testing maintenance Rehabilitation
studies design design documents verification
selection activities process activities Modernisation

Energy
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GLOBAL APPROACH systems
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MAINTENANCE
system. OPERATIONS
The Transport Systems Department’s strength lies
in its ability to bring together all this expertise. It
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systems, RAMS, rolling stock and engineering
workshops, etc.
Systems engineers are a unique feature of the Study phase expertise: general or in-depth trans-
Department and are responsible for the overall port system design, production of tender docu-
management of transport systems to ensure ments, review and approval of constructor docu-
coherence and the ultimate objective of smooth ments, specific technical studies.
running operations. It is this approach that the Construction phase expertise: supervision of cons-
Transport Systems Department applies to client truction work, follow-up.
projects. It uses its «hands on» experience and abi- Testing and acceptance testing phase expertise:
lity to put together the relevant technical exper- testing and integration of equipment and sub-
tise to ensure the success of rail projects. systems, testing and commissioning the complete
system.
Multidisciplinary Teams Specific expertise: assessment of facilities, incident
Over a hundred engineers and technicians work analysis, maintenance, etc.
for the Transport Systems Department - their expe-
rience is key to the success of our clients’ projects.
By working as a team, our engineers and subject Structure
matter experts who have in-depth experience and • The Department is structured into technical
understanding of operations and maintenance centres of sub-system expertise complemented
issues, deliver successful solutions that meet all of by an Engineering and Design Department spe-
a transport operator’s requirements. cialising in Signalling and Train Control.
Our teams are flexible and can work on-site for
long or short-term assignments, autonomously, or
as part of a client team.

Expertise
The Transport Systems Department handles a
wide range of projects and assignments including
project management, assisting the contracting
authorities or architects, technical assistance, de-
sign studies, expertise, etc.

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Systems Expertise

RAMS - Reliability, Availability,


Maintainability, Safety
Managing operational safety issues is the primary
OPERATING
feature of every railway project. To define safety ENVIRONMENT DOCUMENTATION STRUCTURE

levels and availability and establish appropriate Rules and Control


verification systems to ensure that those objec- Passengers
Standards Regulations
Supervisory
Systems
Authorities
tives are achieved, it is necessary to adopt a global Locals RAMS Operations
Studies Quality
approach and to understand the system under Physical Technical Assurance
Environment
development. Specifications
Maintenance
Engineering
Climatic Procedures
The Operational Safety team is responsible for Conditions Supplies Security of
delivering Reliability, Availability, Maintainability Transport
System
and Safety (RAMS) objectives for SYSTRA’s projects. Man/Machine Computer-assisted
Operations
interfaces
They are involved from the start of a project and Systems
Age Signalling
continue through to completion. The Operational pyramid Station
Equipment
and Train Control
Socio-cultural
Safety team provide in-depth knowledge of safety origins
Information
tools, standards and regulations to deliver defined Relationships Tracks and Transmission
Engineering Work
RAMS objectives, specifications, risks analyses and
Training Rolling Stock
prepare regulatory documents, etc. Energy
Distribution

TECHNICAL
PEOPLE
ISSUES

Key Areas of Activity


Undetected difference
in Elm voltage
• Safety – infrastructure safety (for example, rail-
ELm (262800) = 9.7140e-7
way tunnels and tramway networks)
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• Security – safety elements of operating systems


PMS Potentiometer DDP resistance Unreported Elm defect and track-guided transport equipment (for exam-
selector malfunction detector ELm (262800) = 0.0000e+0
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PMS
selector
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detector
rating a metro)

• Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Qua-


DDP Cabling lity of Service (RAM – QS) of systems and elements
detection lamp defect
malfunction
Cabling
used in transport systems
DDP
detection lamp
Types of Services
• Primary safety assignments such as project mana-
gement or assisting the contracting authority or
architect

• Secondary independent assessments (ISA, ISWA,


OSTI, EOQA): to assess regulations/standards com-
pliance and the efficiency of safety mechanisms

• Specific RAMS analyses

• RAMS training

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Systems Expertise

Systems Engineers,
Interface Managers
A Centre of Expertise
in Systems Engineering
SYSTRA adopts a global approach to transport
systems project management in particular via the
Transport Systems Department’s Systems Engi-
neering Centre of Expertise.

Thanks to their multidisciplinary skills, Systems


Engineers provide clients with comprehensive,
global and coherent solutions in terms of perfor-
mance, operations and maintenance.

The Systems Engineers work in the top part of the


V-development cycle providing functional specifi-
cations, systems specifications and systems inte-
gration. Being experienced in development tech-
niques and processes, systems integration and
assurance, they handle the interface between
the sub-systems and the environment and also
get directly involved as project leaders or in advis-
ing clients. Key Activities
• Ensuring the functional coherence of the pro-
posed transport system for project proposals,
designs and monitoring activities,
• Introducing appropriate methodologies for sys-
tems integration and assurance,
• Identifying and managing functional and tech-
nical interfaces between the sub-systems,
• Co-ordinating the activities of the Department’s
experts and of other technical experts,
• Anticipating technological developments in trans-
port systems.

Systems
Regional Concept Engineering Operations & Changes & Retirement
Architecture Exploration Management Maintenance Upgrades Replacement
Plan Framework
System validation Strategy/Plan
Concept of System
Operations Validation
System Verification Plan
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Sub-Systems

Electrical Energy Areas of Expertise


• High voltage HTA, HTB
• Traction voltage 750V DC, 1,500V DC, 25,000V AC,
and Catenary Systems 2x25000V AC
Expertise in electrical energy and catenary systems is required to determine • Lighting / voltage
the type and size of the fixed electrical traction facilities required to operate • Public lighting of station platforms and viaducts
a transport network: electric traction and lighting/voltage for stations and
the network.

Engineers specialising in high voltage and catenary systems:


• Conduct technical studies to determine the type of electric power supply
and network architecture required,
• Monitor all work carried out on the power supplies for electrified lines, test
the equipment on site and in the factory,
• Conduct acceptance tests and deliver the facilities to the end client,
• Carry out technical assessments and consultancy activities to analyse cus-
tomer requirements and expectations.

The Transport Systems Department uses simulation soft-


ware (SYSPOWER, ELBAS, RAILSIM LFA, etc) to scope fixed
facility electrical traction requirements.

These simulations require an understanding of equipment cons-


traints including:
• Physical characteristics of the line (profile and route, type of ope-
ration, maximum speed, etc),
• Characteristics of the rolling stock, driving motor and trailers
(mass, tractive effort calculation, etc),
• Power supply data (characteristics of high voltage sources).

The power simulation results are presented in the form of graphs for
rapid data analysis.

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Sub-Systems

Signalling and ATC Areas of Expertise


• Computerised interlocking: PAI, PIPC, PIVOS
Signalling and Automatic Train Controls (ATC) are designed to provide the technologies
necessary information for the safe and smooth operation of trains. • Computer-controlled relay interlocking: PRCI
• Relay interlocking stations: PRG, PRS, etc.
These systems are constantly evolving technologically and considerable • Automatic block signalling systems: BAL, BAPR
expertise is required to understand them and to produce products that are • ATP: French train protection systems KVB, TVM,
both functional and guarantee safety. SACEM, CBTC
• ATO: Automatic train operation technology used
SYSTRA teams have exceptional experience in these fields; they have helped in metro systems
to develop products that are recognised as global benchmarks including • ATS: Automatic train supervision technology
ERTMS, SACEM, METEOR and CBTC. for managing operations
• ERTMS: European Rail Traffic Management System
Our engineers are involved from the moment our clients outline their func-
tional requirements through to the commissioning of these safety systems.
They have the expertise to carry out extremely specialised work on these
highly technological systems.
Signalling Relays
Despite their known faults, electromagnetic relays are found in
many signalling devices used throughout the world today.
Understanding how to design, test or commission interlocking sys-
tems requires unique skills. SYSTRA has an Engineering and Design
Department that employs engineers specialising in the design of
all types of signalling systems, based on SNCF or RATP principles, or
those of any other clients (TPWS in the UK for example). These
experts also test and commission these systems.

ERTMS (European Railway Traffic


Management System)
The ERTMS, which includes the European Train Control System (ETCS)
and GSM-R radio communication system, is about to become the
global rail signalling standard.
SYSTRA developed original expertise in ERTMS at a very early stage,
and in particular in the integration phases between the ETCS and
GSM-R.
Since, SYSTRA has since built on its expertise to provide:
Project management activities
• Analysis of customer requirements and feasibility studies,
• Definition of master plans and ERTMS deployment strategies to
replace national systems,
• Impact analysis and re-definition of the operational and signalling
principles following the introduction of ERTMS.
Assistance for contracting authorities and architects
• Optimisation of railway system performance by incorporating the
ERTMS into other systems (interlocking, supervision, etc.),
• Pre-project and project analyses,
• Verification and validation,
• Testing and commissioning.

Automatic Train Controls


Automatic Train Control (ATC) systems are used to safely control train
movements in real time (speed and power supply). ATC relies on safety
calculations both on board the train and on the track. When the two
system elements are in permanent communication with one another
by radio, this is called Communication Based Train Control (CBTC).

The SACEM and METEOR systems developed in France for use on urban
transport systems have been adapted for use in many products used
on transport networks worldwide.
SYSTRA engineers have unrivalled expertise in these systems and
are regularly involved in their design, development and acceptance
testing.

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Sub-Systems

Telecommunications Areas of Expertise


• Digital transmission networks (ATM, SDH, Gigabit
Operating a rail network requires a reliable telecommunications network for Ethernet, etc.)
the transmission of voice and data signals to a variety of users (operators, • Digital radio networks GSM-R, TETRA
maintenance teams, safety messages, systems signals, etc). The telecommu- • Analogue radio networks
nications sub-systems of transmission networks and radio are therefore at the • Telephony networks (direct telephony, administrative
heart of every project and must suit individual requirements. The develop- telephony, intercoms/direct lines and voice recorders)
ment of new rail safety technologies is driven by the growing demand for • Fibre optic and copper cables
better service quality and functionality. • Master and Slave Clocks, time synchronisation
• CCTV surveillance (cameras, monitors, multi-screen
SYSTRA experts understand all these elements and adapt them to the indivi- displays, digital recorders)
dual transport system requirements. Our experts work actively at the highest • Public address systems
level with GSM-R, UIC and ETSI standards organisations and define, specify • Passenger information displays
and commission the latest network and radio technologies. SYSTRA also has
extensive expertise in connecting ERTMS and GSM-R in terms of systems
engineering.

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Sub-System

Centralised Areas of Expertise


Supervising traffic (route management, progress

Traffic Controls tracking, speed regulation, communications).


• Supervising energy (High Voltage/Medium
Voltage/Low Voltage/ Traction emergency trip switch)
Centralised Traffic Controls and Vehicle Scheduling Control Systems are - emergency alarms – logic traction controls,
essential tools for infrastructure administrators and operators. Traffic and resettable emergency stop devices
energy supervision together with centralised technical management sys- • Supervising the environment (radio link to trains,
tems are at the heart of modern networks and a prerequisite for driverless emergency intercom, CCTV, PA system, fire alarm, etc.)
automated lines. • SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
SYSTRA has unrivalled expertise in Vehicle Scheduling Control Systems and technical alarms
the studies carried out by our teams correspond to the operating strategies • IT Architecture (local network, RTPI servers,
for each transport system. peripherals)
• Equipping the Central Control Room with control
It requires in-depth knowledge of the specific characteristics of each type of panels, consoles, illuminated line diagram panels,
media used and the technologies employed to process information in real- MMI (Man Machine Interfaces)
time, an understanding of the socio-economic issues surrounding urban • Deferred operations (statistics, personnel
policies and an excellent command of equipment deployment details: civil management, simulator, management of audio and
engineering interfaces, telecommunications networks, onboard equipment, video recordings)
supervision and interoperability. • Information (real time, RTPI solutions/communications)
• Engineering workshop/depot (management, technical
alarms, etc.)

Ticketing
Pricing integration studies, interoperability studies
and income sharing studies:
• Technical and functional specifications (financial
transaction security, cash dispensers, remote ticket-
ing devices, Point of Sale Terminals, gate lines,
access controls, anti-intrusion alarm, etc),
• IT Architecture (local network, servers, deferred
operations, statistics, etc.),
• Systems audit,
• Station organisation planning,
• Normalization.

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Sub-Systems

Focus on Areas of Expertise


• Analysis of existing facilities and requirements

Platform Barriers •

Feasibility studies and analysis of available choices
Choice of solution: high or medium height barriers
• Systems engineering analyses
«Platform barriers» can prevent track intrusions and improve the quality of • Migration strategy analyses for automating existing
operations. Platform barriers consist of fixed physical barriers equipped with lines
opening mechanisms called landing doors. These systems are almost a stan- • Consultation specifications for platform barrier
dard feature on automated systems and are becoming increasingly popular manufacturers
on driver operated lines. • Candidate selection assistance on tenders
• Validation of design documents
There are two types of platform barrier: «high» barriers, which can be part of • Installation assistance
a sealed system for air-conditioned stations and medium height-barriers, • Plant audits
which are easier to integrate into existing environments. • Checking barrier installation on-site
• Functional testing, test runs, validation
SYSTRA’s experience • Training in maintenance and operations
SYSTRA has the expertise to competently manage any platform barrier pro-
ject on new automated or driver-operated lines, or retrofits. This expertise is
the result of extensive international work on transport projects and working
for the RATP as well as working with the leading platform barrier manufactu-
rers selected to perform initial tests for such as the METEOR project and the
retrofit of the automated Paris Metro Line 1.
SYSTRA manages every aspect of the project and assists its clients throughout
development and implementation phases.

SYSTRA can successfully deliver on customer projects thanks to its compre-


hensive understanding of platform barriers and expertise in the fields with
which they interface (civil engineering, rolling stock, infrastructure, opera-
tions, regulations, safety and maintenance).

SYSTRA’s Expertise
Project implementation relies not only on SYSTRA’s expertise in specific plat-
form barrier technologies but also:
• Civil Engineering,
• Signalling,
• Electromechanical Interfaces,
• Project Management,
• Safety Assessments,
• Testing and Commissioning.

Why are platform barriers required?


• To improve quality of service
• To enhance passenger safety

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Rolling Stock

From high speed trains to hybrid trams, to mono-


rail or tyre-wheel metros, rolling stock is at the
heart of the rail system and must correspond to
the commissioning body’s requirements. SYSTRA
has all the expertise required to assess, specify or
audit rolling stock and associated equipment:
bodies, bogies, traction systems, onboard net-
works, safety mechanisms, etc.

SYSTRA always adopts an approach to each


project that combines the safety, availability and
reliability of rolling stock whilst optimising the
cost-effectiveness. Years of experience makes it
possible for us to suggest management practices
and evolving maintenance patterns that will adapt
processes and maintenance schedules to suit the Areas of Expertise
age of the rolling stock and operating environ- • Production of specifications and offer analysis
ment. • Production of methodologies for all types of controls
and tests for all types of equipment and associated
From the start of the project, the designs include equipment
daily maintenance requirements and operating • Factory inspections of products and assisting with
constraints, taking into account the overall life commissioning
cycle of the equipment. • Production of functional specifications for all types
of rolling stock and sub-systems
• Production of maintenance and training
documentation
• Size and location of depots
• Definition of maintenance engineering workshops,
facilities and tools
• Definition of maintenance plans and rolling stock
renovation programmes
• Expertise in all types of rolling stock

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In-house Engineering
& Design Department
Areas of Expertise
Signalling Our teams carry out pre-study work and conduct
studies and verifications for the following equipment:
The Urban and Rail Engineering and Design Depart- • Luminous manual blocks (BMU BMVU)
ment employs around twenty highly specialised • Luminous automatic blocks: (automatic block (BAL)
engineers (design engineers, project engineers and automatic block with restricted permissivity
and design technicians) who design and develop (BAPR)
signalling systems (traditional or computerised) • KVB and TPWS (speed regulation transmitters)
for SYSTRA or its shareholders, the SNCF and RATP. • IPCS (permanent contra flow system)
• Level crossings
Operational safety is a primary concern in the • Calibration TVM 430
design of every system. Any malfunction that • Computerised signal boxes - RATP
might lead to a dangerous situation is taken into • Relay interlocking stations - PRS and PRG
consideration and the specific regulations are • Computer controlled relay interlocking stations – PRCI
followed with rigour and professionalism. • Computerised interlocking stations PAI - SEI
Signalling studies are carried out before the start (TVM 430) - PIPC – PIVOS
of construction and lead, in particular, to the pro- • MISTRAL systems interface to ensure Central Control
duction of cabling diagrams based on initial data over several different types of stations
compiled from customer requirements or operat-
ing programmes.

The engineers’ in-depth knowledge of signalling


standards and regulations and application of good
engineering practice guarantees the safety of Engineering Workshop Design
train movements. SYSTRA regularly holds in-house
training courses to ensure that staff are aware of We also have expertise in the functional design of maintenance equip-
technological developments and the latest gene- ment and depots. Depot layouts and the size of maintenance facilities
ration computerised systems (euro-interlocking, are assessed in accordance with the flow of rolling stock, personnel and
ERTMS, etc). logistics vehicles. These studies take into consideration local construc-
tion, health and safety regulations as well as environmental constraints.
The Department’s activities rely on strict quality
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11
SOME REFERENCE
PROJECTS
Light Rail

Bordeaux
The network
In 1996 Bordeaux (660,000 inhabitants) decided to organise its transport
network around three (and soon four) tramway lines. The first tram line
was commissioned in December 2003 and by the end of the second phase
in 2008, the network comprised:
• 3 lines covering a total of 43.5 km,
• 70 low-floor Citadis trams equipped with pantograph devices for collecting
the electric current from overhead lines and rails,
• A Central Control and 2 garages/engineering workshops.

The Bordeaux tramway used a ground level power supply for the first time in
the city centre as well as in other urban areas. It was felt that overhead power
cables would be unsightly in the historic parts of the city, so around 11km of
track was equipped with a third rail. A safety system ensures that only part of
the rail under the tramway is electrified.

The Role of the


Transport Systems Department
Since 1996 SYSTRA has overseen the work of groups responsible for project
management on behalf of the commissioning body for the first two phases
- from the pre-project studies through to commissioning. In particular, the
Transport System Department was responsible for carrying out the studies,
assisting with tenders, managing construc-
La Gardette
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Metro

Dubai
The Network
The Dubai network is the United Arab Emirate’s technological showcase and
started out with 2 fully automated and driverless lines - the Red Line and the
Green Line. The trains running on these lines are 85 m long, 2.78 m wide and
air-conditioned. By 2020, a total of 1.85 million passengers are expected to
use the network every day. Other lines will be added to this initial network as
well as light transport systems (monorail, tramway). SYSTRA is involved in all
these projects.

SYSTRA and the Transport


Systems Dept Before the Tender
In March 2003 the Dubai town council awarded SYSTRA a contract for the pre-
liminary studies involving a tender for design and construction. It required all
of SYSTRA’s expertise in track guided transport systems, the skills of all the
other departments and those of its sub-contractors to complete within the
20-months stipulated for this phase. In particular, the Transport Systems
Department defined and drew up the specifications for the following
systems: tracks, rolling-stock, electric energy supply for traction and fixed
equipment, central control, signalling and driverless systems, landing doors,
communications, tolls and ticketing. In addition, the Transport Systems
Department carried out the feasibility and safety studies (RAMS) required to
determine the objectives for each field.
The construction contract was awarded in June 2005 to the Dubai Rail Link
Consortium (DURL) led by Mitsubishi Corp.

The Red Line was successfully commissioned on schedule on 09th September


2009.
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Systems Dept During Construction Work
In July 2005, SYSTRA in association with Parsons was awarded the contract for
verifying civil engineering and systems studies. This project required a full
time team of 350 people in Dubai, supported by additional expertise on site
or in Paris from every part of the Transport Systems Department.

14
Metro

Santiago
The Network
In 2003 the Santiago network had three tyre wheeled metro lines (Lines 1, 2
and 5) covering approximately 40 km of track in total. The operator and
network manager, METRO SA, decided to implement an ambitious pro-
gramme to double the size of the network within four years. The programme
involved extending Lines 2 and 5 (in 5 consecutive phases) and the creation
of a new 44 km steel-wheeled metro line – Line 4. SYSTRA carried out the
basic engineering work, followed up on studies, manufacturing, installation
work and testing until the extensions of Lines 2 and 5 and the new built
Line 4, were all commissioned in record time in November 2005. In terms of
civil engineering, SYSTRA also carried out design studies and monitored
construction work for the viaduct on Line 4.

The major challenge for the project was to partially commission new parts of
the service in succession without interrupting existing services (9 new ser-
vices were commissioned over a three year period).

SYSTRA is also working on new extensions to this network (Lines 1 and 5).

Line 2
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carried out the feasibility and safety studies (RAMS) Ciudad del Niño Vicente Valdés

required to determine the objectives for each field. A Lo Ovalle Santa Julia
Rojas Magallanes

team of fifteen engineers was seconded to the site by Trinidad


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the department to handle these studies and to meet
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