Next stop Grand Stade de Lyon on T3 tram line
Mobility teams were involved in upgrading the T3 tram line which serves the new Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium. The aim of the project was to make it possible to transport 10,000 people from the stadium in one hour on match days.
On Saturday 9 January 2016, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium was inaugurated in the presence of Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of Olympique Lyonnais football club. Some 55,000 spectators attended the inaugural match between Olympique Lyonnais and Troyes. Following the game, the sports complex hosted a concert by the singer will.i.am.
Construction works were executed over a 29-month period by Stade de Lyon Construction* (VINCI Construction France), and Mobility teams played a major role in the upgrade of the T3 tram line which serves the stadium.
Mobility equipped the T3 line extension with a rail signalling system and overhead contact line, making this section of the line, with its 30 or so tram stabling positions in less than 600m, the densest ever completed.
A team of 35 engineers also developed a complex and integrated solution to increase the fluidity of the level crossing system throughout the line. This efficient tool improves traffic flow for trams and drivers alike.
Mission accomplished on 9 January since 10,000 people were transported from the stadium in one hour on the T3 line!
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*Stade de Lyon Construction appointed several VINCI Energies companies (Lefort Francheteau, Tunzini Process, Roiret Confluence, Cegelec Lyon Tertiaire, Fidec Thermique, Roiret Transport, Axians and Uxello Midi-Pyrénées) to complete the technical packages of the new stadium (HV and LV systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, building management system, sprinkler and public address system for the complex).