28 Aug 2012 |
Press release - Grontmij to design metro depots in Brussels
The Brussels transport company MIVB has assigned Grontmij in Belgium the design of two metro depots in Brussels. The design concerns both a new and an existing depot. Grontmij will perform these activities together with Altiplan and Transamo (in THV AGT).
The design commission for THV AGT comprises the following:
- construction of the subterranean Erasmus depot and maintenance hall. After completion the depot will be able to house thirty 94-metre metro trains. The maintenance hall can accommodate six metro trains and will also contain a washing and a lifting platform. Above ground the depot offers office space and a testing track for metro trains.
- adaptation of the Delta depot
This project is part of the PULSAR programme and intends to run the first tests for automatic metro trains in Brussels by the end of 2016. During the subsequent transition period, both manned and unmanned metro trains will be operated. By 2019 the Brussels transport company MIVB aims to have the metro lines 1 and 5 fully automatic.
CEO Erwin Malcorps of Grontmij Belgium: “This assignment reflects confidence in Grontmij, Altiplan and Transamo’s expertise in designing complex metro projects. The same partners are also responsible for designing the planned Marconi tram storage depot in Ukkel/Vorst. Grontmij is also the leading engineering firm for the Metro North project in Brussels.”
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For more information please contact:
Grontmij N.V., Janneke Eigeman, manager Corporate Communication, T +31 30 220 75 55
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