French engineer Systra has been awarded a contract to project manage the installation of a train management system for Corsican Railways over a seven-year period.
The development aims to meet increasing demand on the island, where ridership has increased by more than 50% in five years.
Systra will project manage all stages of the work, from design to post-implementation support. Its system must allow for increased train availability, frequency and safety across the network.
As well as the management system, Systra will be involved in track and operations, and the railway’s environmental and safety performance. All upgrading work will be carried out while the network continues to run trains.
Previous projects led by Systra in Corsica have included track rehabilitation, monitoring the construction of a maintenance depot at Casamozza, the implementation of a tram-train and the reopening of the Plaine Orientale line.