Eurovia, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in transport infrastructure and urban development, has been awarded the eight works packages of the second phase of the modernisation of the tramway in Košice, Slovakia’s second largest city. Worth almost €80 million, this new contract follows on from the first phase of works, completed by Eurovia between April and October 2015 (for €20 million).
The second phase covers the acquisition the rehabilitation of the 33 km network, which consists of 15 urban and suburban lines, and the acquisition of new rolling stock.
For the gradual modernisation of the tracks, which will start at the end of 2016 and take two years to complete, the emphasis will be on scheduling so as to limit as far as possible the impact on traffic in this city with its population of almost 250,000.
In all, Eurovia’s teams will work on 449 engineering structures. The rails will be entirely replaced and the utility networks affected will be re-routed. Electrical equipment, signalling, lighting and all tramway and bus platforms will be modernised. Lastly, new information systems and a CCTV monitoring system will be installed.