SYSTRA Returns to Brest for New Tramway and Electric Bus Project

Nearly ten years after bringing the city’s first tramway line into service, SYSTRA has returned to Brest to oversee a new urban transport project.

SYSTRA Returns to Brest with New Tramway and Electric Bus Project
SYSTRA Returns to Brest with New Tramway and Electric Bus Project

The company has been chosen by Brest Métropole to oversee project management of a second tramway line, an electric bus rapid transit (BRT) line and multimodal transport hubs.

It will lead the Mobi-Brest consortium, which includes SCE, B3I, LA/BA, Forma-6 and Ferrand-Sigal as joint contractors, with Copenhagenize, Toolz, AUAS and Artgéo as sub-contractors.

Brest’s Line A tramway, inaugurated in 2012, already carries 12.1m passengers per year. The two new tramway and bus lines are part of a project to strengthen the transport offer for the whole city through the development of 11 multimodal hubs and the reconfiguration of certain links, such as the integration of bus lanes.

The project aims to reduce noise pollution and carbon emissions, particularly from car traffic, and is in line with the ‘Plan Climat Énergie Territorial’ (territorial energy and climate plan), which favours electric modes of transport.

Herve Abjean, SYSTRA Project Director, said:

“We're very proud that SYSTRA has once again been chosen by Brest Métropole for this urban development project. This is a new chapter in our history with Brest. The sustainable dimension of the project is further enhanced by this French first, an electric BRT.”

The project will adopt an integrated design approach, where environmental performance and the well-being of users of the infrastructure and local residents will be considered alongside the technical and economic aspects.

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