Systra of Paris, France, and Geodata of Turin, Italy, has won the design and construction management award for the 9.6km long Line 1 of the Turin Metro. Excavation for the track will be performed by means of earth pressure balanced TBMs at depths of 10-25m. In addition, 15 stations will be excavated by cut+cover methods.

The award to the Systra-Geodata JV includes the detailed design of civil works; M&E equipment; fire prevention and safety; and construction management.

The 9.6km long Line 1 will be designed to use an automated system for connecting the Collegno Depot with Turin’s main railway station, Porta Nuova.

There was stiff competition for the contract before the client, the Intercommunal Transport Authority of the Province of Turin (SATTI), made the award. Other competitors which bid for the project were: Mott MacDonald & Bonifica; Metropolitana Milanese, Scetaroute, Semali, Atkins & Italconsult; Rocksoil, SIC & Sir William Halcrow.

The date expected for construction to start is the end of 2000 or the beginning of 2001. The main challenge for the teams involved is having the line open by November 2005 in anticipation of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Location of Line 1