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Putting the TRAM comb of Avignon !

TSO teams are installing the comb (railway switch set) allowing access to the maintenance center  of Avignon's TRAM !  To show more :  https://lnkd.in/deF2V8k

Putting the TRAM comb of Avignon !

MEXICO : Line 12 Contract Renewal

TSO-NGE México has renewed their contract with the STC, this contract starts from March 2018 and it concludes on December from the same year.

The contract encompasses all Line 12, from Mixcoac station to Tláhuac station.

Congratulations TSO-NGE México!  

MEXICO : Line 12 Contract Renewal

Viva Panama: Line 2 of the Panama Metro is moving at high speed!

“We’ve been established in Panama since 2011 when we were awarded the construction & maintenance works of the first line of the Panama City metro. We built a relationship of trust with the client and, later on, were awarded with the contract for the second metro line.

This project is the backbone of Panama City and will extend to 22 km. We are progressing very fast and will reach a workforce of 500 employees in the coming months. Everything is happening at the same time: construction of stations, civil works, laying of the concrete track and the rigid catenary. As for the catenary works, we will increase the pace next week with a second position (2X8) to meet our milestones. Everything has to be ready for the Pope's arrival at the World Youth Day in Panama City in January 2019. The official inauguration will take place in April 2019.”

 

Augustin BARRALON, Project Director

Viva Panama: Line 2 of the Panama Metro is moving at high speed!

TSO gives back to the local community in Panama

TSO-CIM is taking part in the program “Mi escuela primero” initiated by the National Ministry of Education of Panama. The objective of the program is to modernize and ensure the maintenance of public schools infrastructures in order to increase access to education and improve the quality of education. TSO-CIM has financed the renovation works of the canteen and kitchen facilities of the Cirilio Martinez public school, located within close proximity of Panama Metro Line 2.

TSO gives back to the local community in Panama

TSO, as part of a joint venture with Eiffage, has just been awarded the works package n.1 on line 16, which is the largest contract of Grand Paris Express amounting 1.8 Billion Euros

Eiffage, through its subsidiary Eiffage Génie Civil, Eiffage Rail, TSO (subsidiary of NGE),TSO Caténaires and Razel Bec have just been awarded by the Société du Grand Paris the creation, in a consortium, of the first work package of the line 16 of the Grand Paris Express, which will connect Saint-Ouen to Aulnay and Bourget, in Seine-Saint-Denis. These works will allow the connection with Line 14, the construction of the first part of line 17 and line 15 towards the east.

The contract includes the digging of 19 kilometres of tunnel, the construction of 18 ancillary works, Track laying, catenaries, linear equipment and the creation of 5 stations: Saint-Denis-Pleyel, Stade de France, La Courneuve-Six Routes, Le Bourget RER and Le Blanc Mesnil.

Eiffage, a world leader in civil engineering and TSO, an expert in rail infrastructure and systems, are combining their complementary skills and expertise in the fields of construction, civil engineering and rail solutions to create a major section of the Grand Paris Express in France which will benefit the political, economic and social climate through this Olympic challenge.

The completion of this gigantic project will require the use of six tunnel boring machines and will involve more than 1,500 people. It will generate nearly 6,000,000 hours of work including 500,000 hours of reintegration for those seeking redeployment into the workforce as part of our corporate social responsibility. 

It involves the implementation of 700,000 m³ of concrete and the excavation of 2,600,000 m³ of earth.

The work includes a preparation period of 3 months and will be carried out within 6 years.

 

 

TSO, as part of a joint venture with Eiffage, has just been awarded the works package n.1 on line 16, which is the largest contract of Grand Paris Express amounting 1.8 Billion Euros

RENOUVELLEMENT DES CATÉNAIRES SUR LE RER C : SNCF RÉSEAU FAIT CONFIANCE À TSO CATÉNAIRES

SNCF Réseau confie au groupement TSO Caténaires (filiale de TSO), Setec Ferroviaire, ETF et Mobility le premier contrat de renouvellement des caténaires sur la ligne C du RER.

SNCF Réseau a choisi le groupement composé de TSO Caténaires, Setec Ferroviaire, ETF et Mobility pour la régénération des caténaires de la ligne C du RER entre Paris et Brétigny. Le montant du marché s’élève à 277 millions d’euros.

Engagé dans le processus de régénération de l’infrastructure de la ligne C du RER, SNCF Réseau souhaite la doter d’une caténaire performante, capable d’amortir l’augmentation de la circulation sur les vingt prochaines années et autorisant des écarts de température jusqu’à 70 degrés. Ce chantier de régénération de caténaires porte sur 180 km de voie, du sud de la gare Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand jusqu’au sud de Brétigny-sur-Orge, entre 2017 et 2024.

Le groupement choisi par SNCF Réseau, regroupe quatre experts français : TSO Caténaires, Setec Ferroviaire, ETF et Mobility. Cette combinaison de talents permettra de mener à bien la mission exigeante qui leur a été confiée. Environ 150 personnes seront mobilisées pour un total estimé à un million d’heures de travaux.

TSO Caténaires, le mandataire du groupement, a notamment œuvré sur des chantiers significatifs tels que la réalisation de la caténaire de la ligne grande vitesse Sud Europe Atlantique (LGV SEA) et la réalisation de la première migration de 1500V vers 25kV sur la ligne Genève-La Plaine-Bellegarde.

« Nous sommes très fiers de participer à ce formidable défi ! C’est la première fois que des travaux de cette envergure vont avoir lieu sur une ligne qui reste en activité, avec des centaines de milliers de voyageurs qui continueront à l’emprunter chaque jour. Nous allons mobiliser tous nos efforts, et mettre en place une organisation hors du commun, pour permettre chaque matin à SNCF d’assurer sa mission et d’accueillir les voyageurs » a déclaré Antoine Metzger, Président du Directoire de NGE.

 

 

[Record] 377 mètres de voies bétonnés en 7 heures

Un nouveau record !

Dans les premières heures du mercredi 26 octobre 2016, les équipes de ATC – regroupant TSO, Alstom et Costain – déployées sur la construction du projet Crossrail au centre de Londres ont battu un nouveau record d’avancement au train béton en coulant 377 mètres de voie en 7 heures.

Le record précédent de 357 mètres avait été obtenu avec le même train sur le projet du Channel Tunnel Rail Link 10 ans plus tôt, pulvérisant déjà celui du Tunnel sous la Manche à 280 mètres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Lu dans la presse] Régionalisation et diversification chez TSO

[Lu dans la presse] Régionalisation et diversification chez TSO

 

Jean Bernadet, président de TSO a mené avec ses équipes et avec succès un des plus grands projets d’infrastructures jamais réalisé par l’entreprise, l’équipement ferroviaire de la LGV SEA, soit 300 kilomètres de lignes nouvelles. Ce challenge relevé, le président de TSO s’attache à pérenniser l’activité de l’entreprise par le biais de la régionalisation et de la diversification. Il nous explique sa vision…
 

 

 

 

 


 
BTP Rail : A la tête de TSO depuis 2 ans, quel bilan pouvez-vous dresser ?
Jean Bernadet : La mise à l’épreuve a été immédiate, car nous avons eu à relever un sacré défi, celui de mener à bien et dans un temps record, la réalisation des superstructures de la LGV SEA, soit la pose des voies et l’électrification sur un linéaire de 300 km. Avec une organisation dédiée et une forte mobilisation en moyens humains et matériels, TSO, aux côtés du groupe Vinci, a su relever avec succès ce challenge. Le marché superstructure représente 900 M€ dont 350 M€ pour TSO.
 
BTP Rail : Quel bénéfice tirez-vous d’une telle expérience ?

Jean Bernadet : Sans équivoque, une montée en compétences de nos équipes. A ceci s’ajoute de nouveaux savoir-faire tant sur le développement de matériels adaptés que sur des organisations de chantier. La LGV SEA est de l’envergure d’un projet que l’on peut connaître à l’international, tant la logistique et les moyens engagés ont été probants.
 
BTP Rail : Ce grand projet n’a pas été source de déstabilisation ?
Jean Bernadet : Cela aurait pu être un facteur de risque pour TSO dans son activité de maintenance ferroviaire classique. Nous avons donc anticipé en préparant l’entreprise au challenge de la rénovation et de modernisation du réseau ferré français voulu par la SNCF Réseau. Les mots d’ordres pour TSO ont été de se régionaliser et de se diversifier. Nous avons acquis deux entreprises à caractère régional, Offroy dans la région Est et Egenie sur la région de Toulouse, deux entités capables de répondre aux attentes de la SNCF. Elles améliorent notre couverture du territoire en complément d’Olichon sur l’Ouest. De même, nous avons voulu étendre nos compétences à la sécurité ferroviaire, ceci toujours dans le but de suivre l’externalisation voulue par SNCF Réseau. À ce niveau, nous avons fait l’acquisition de Sage S Rail sur Toulouse et FVF sur l’Ile-de-France.
 
BTP Rail : Qu’en est-il sur le plan international ?
Jean Bernadet : Dans un monde global, il faut penser global. Pour autant  notre stratégie est de nous régionaliser, pour maintenir notre proximité. Nous avons créé pour l’instant plusieurs hubs régionaux, le premier à Londres pour l’Europe, à Panama pour l’Amérique du Sud et à Damman (Arabie Saoudite) pour le Moyen Orient. Le sujet de l’international me permet de m’inscrire dans la volonté de développement du groupe NGE à l’étranger avec comme mission en tant que Président de NGE Contracting (ndlr : structure dédiée à l’international) d’accompagner ce développement dans la logique du concept du multi métiers revendiqué depuis longtemps par notre groupe. Un premier et très bon exemple de cette démarche est le projet du tramway de Luxembourg, où plusieurs filiales interviennent en ouverture de voies, ouvrages d’art et création de la superstructure.
 
BTP Rail : Vos objectifs sont-ils atteints ?
Jean Bernadet : C’est mon sentiment et ceci à plusieurs niveaux. Premièrement sur l’emploi, nous avons doublé nos effectifs en l’espace de 3 ans. Sur le plan économique ensuite, puisque nous allons réussir en 2016 à maintenir notre chiffre d’affaires aux environs des 400 M€ sans l’apport majoritaire du projet de la LGV SEA.
 
BTP Rail : Comment préparez-vous le TSO de demain ?
Jean Bernadet : la régionalisation et la diversification de nos activités nous ont permis d’obtenir deux des cinq lots pour le changement des appareils de voies lancés par SNCF Reseau, le lot 2 sur le Grand Ouest et le lot 5 sur l’Ile de France où nous venons de terminer avec succès une opération de rénovation avec notre train usine BOA, utilisé pour la première fois en Ile-de-France. Ces deux contrats signés pour 5 ans avec 2 années supplémentaires conditionnelles représentent plus de 200 M€ de CA. Dans les cartons se préparent d’autres marchés de grande envergure dont notamment le renouvellement de voies existantes sur LGV.
 
BTP Rail : Dans ce contexte de crise, vous semblez optimiste ?
Jean Bernadet : J’ai deux bonnes raisons d’être optimiste. Tout d’abord sur le plan commercial, une entreprise qui réussit à s’adapter aux nouvelles attentes de ses clients renforce ses liens et conforte ses perspectives. Sur le plan métier, notre capacité d’innovation et à apporter de la valeur ajoutée dans nos offres nous permet de nous différencier sur le marché. Ce sont deux promesses que nos équipes ont à cœur de respecter et qui me rendent résolument optimistes pour l’avenir.

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[Lu dans la presse] TSO, acteur de la modernisation ferroviaire en Ile-de-France

Du 4 juillet au 4 septembre, la ligne E entre Chelles (77) et Noisy-le-Sec (93) a été modernisée. Réalisé en un temps record et sans impacter la circulation des trains, ce renouvellement de 20 km de voies a été piloté par TSO, filiale du groupe NGE qui a mis en action pour la première fois en Ile-de-France le train-usine BOA. 


 Pour la seule année 2016, le budget dédié à la modernisation du réseau en Ile-de-France s’élève à 1,3 Md€. Pour la modernisation de la ligne E, SNCF Réseau a choisi TSO sur une solution innovante, associant rapidité et productivité. La mise en oeuvre du BOA, véritable train-usine habituellement utilisé pour des lignes à grande vitesse (LGV), a permis d’assurer le renouvellement de 650 mètres linéaires par nuit contre 150 ml habituellement. Si le train BOA permet la pose de rails longs, la soudure électrique apporte également une fiabilité et une résistance 10 fois supérieures à la méthode aluminothermique.

 

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[Lu dans la presse] TSO, acteur de la modernisation ferroviaire en Ile-de-France

Salon EXPO RAIL au Mexique

Salon EXPO RAIL au Mexique

La filiale TSO - NGE a participé au salon EXPO RAIL qui s’est tenu du 10 au 12 Février dernier au Resort Mundo Imperial – Acapulco Guerrero.

Cette manifestation a réuni les acteurs de l’industrie ferroviaire du Mexique.

80 exposants et 70 conférences techniques ont été proposés au millier de participants en provenance de plus de 12 pays.

La filiale TSO - NGE était présente avec un stand décrivant nos activités et nos savoir-faire.

Notre responsable au Mexique Hedi MENJOUR a fait un exposé technique sur la voie béton et a noué des contacts pour renforcer notre développement commercial .

Une participation remarquée qui détermine la volonté de notre groupe à accompagner les nombreux projets dans le secteur ferroviaire pour les années à venir au Mexique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO reçoit le trophée de la sécurité de la direction des achats du groupe SNCF

Le 6 octobre dernier, lors de la 1e remise de prix par la direction des achats du groupe SNCF, TSO a été récompensée pour la qualité de son offre, dynamique et collaborative, sur les sujets sécurité et notamment les annonces de circulation automatiques et manuelles.

 

 

 

 

Photo : Jean BERNADET, président de TSO, parmi les autres lauréats.

 

 

 

Inauguration du PK 124, une étape emblématique du chantier SEA.

Inauguration du PK 124, une étape emblématique du chantier SEA.

Raccordement des deux bases travaux ferroviaires à la jonction des deux fronts.

 

Depuis le début de la pose de voie en décembre 2014, 420 km de voie ont été posées (2 800 000 attaches), 2 000 soudures et 1 100 000 tonnes ballast déchargés par le Sous Groupement Superstructure de COSEA, soit 55% du chantier réalisé.



 

 

 

 

 

Crossrail, arrivée du train béton à la base de Plumstead

Du tunnel aux voies : arrivée du train béton de 465 m de long à la base de Plumstead (Londres), prochaine étape-clé dans la réalisation de la ligne ferroviaire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NGE training school improves its portfolio


 

SNCF Infra has given its agreement for Plat Forme for the initial set up the diploma for alumnothermic welding for the Railtech PLR methods. This is the first time that this has been awarded to a company

An excellent recognition of the process that the welding and training teams have put in place


 

 

 

 

TSO works on the Tangentielle Nord (Ile de France District)


 

The TSO team worked on the section Epinay sur Seine – Le Bourget. Concrete points and crossings at Epinay sur Seine to connect the Grand Ceinture Line, Paris, with the future TLN line. This gives site access for the work trains


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent progress on SEA


 

> 150 km of track laid

> 350000 tonnes of ballast laid

Managed by TSO in the SGS consortium,every day the team work hard together to ensure the success of the ambitious project


 

 (photo credit: LISEA)


 

 

 

 

First concrete pour at CrossRail


 

The first metres of concrete track have been successfully laid next to Connaught tunnel. This is the first of long cycle and is an important step for the project which has been mobilised since April 2013 . Congratulations to everyone on its success

First excavation for the first catenaries on the LGV SEA line


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Railway safety systems


 

SIFEL, a subsidiary of TSO, specializes in the maintenance and repair of motorised railway vehicles, has just been awarded a contract by Eurailscout France to install the French safety systems ATESS and KVB on its UM160 track measuring train.   The installations of these systems will continue until mid May in the SIFEL workshops in Mezy-Moulins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominican Republic: Line 2 extension of the Saint Dominigue metro


 

TSO will complete the 4 km extension of the St Dominigue metro, working with their partners CIM

The turnkey contract was awarded by OPRET to the consortium Eurodom of whom TSO and CIM are associates to Siemens, Thales and Sofratesa

The extension should be completed in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2009-2014 market for rail renewals of the Paris south east and Atlantic high speed lines led by the BOA train arrives at its conclusion.


 

The BOA train work on the Giers-Montmelian and Montbard-Dijon lines have shown that this technique can be used not only on High speed lines but also on conventional lines especially in areas where access if difficult. Thanks to its performance, TSO has been given two new contracts which span over several years for rail replacement.

Indeed, the first contract covers the 4 oldest French high speed lines (South East Paris, Atlantic, Mediterranean and the North) the second covers conventional lines with the centre situated in the district of the Ile de France.

This gives a minimum of 6 years guaranteed work for the teams determined to rise to this challenge on a network of 742 km of track

 

 

 

 

NGE continues its growth in the track modernisation sector


 

Following Calais-Dunkirk, TSO and other subsidiaries of NGE, Grands Travaux de NGE (Guintoli, EHTP and NGE GC) in partnership with Sferis, have been declared the successful tenderers for the RFF project for the reopening of the Oloron and Bedous railway . Once again NGE will be able to demonstrate its expertise in multi-disciplinary and complex projects

 

 

 

hopper wagons


 

To ensure the successful transportation and delivery of the ballast on the SEA and other work sites, TSO has built a series of 21 new generation hopper wagons. The difference between these hopper wagons and those already in service in France is that the latest ones pour the ballast by radio command, with a greatly reduced noise and dust pollution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 july GTS drill makes the first holes for the ccatenary poles on the LGV SEA line

 The installation of the overhead lines in figures

  • More than 10 m in height
  • On average 30 posts are installed each day with a total of 14000 over the whole LGV SEA
  • Numerous controls have been undertaken
  • 300 people have been mobilised for the installation of the overhead lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO has a new chairman

Jean Bernadet

Jean Bernadet, 42 years old, Deputy General Manager of TSO since 2013 has now been appointed as Chairman of TSO.

 

After graduating from the INSA school (Toulouse) in 1994, he started his career in the NGE group in 1996 at Guintoli (NGE’s earthworks, roads and services subsidiary). In 2003, he became General Manager of the regional subsidiary Cazal.

In 2013, TSO’s incorporation within NGE gave him the opportunity to become chairman of the TSO Caténaires subsidiary, while at the same time also becoming Deputy General Manager of TSO.

 

In his role as Chairman, he will be assisted by two General Managers having significantly contributed to TSO’s development: the French part will be managed by Jean Philippe Lacoste, while Gilles Philibert will be handling Major Projects and the international activities.

Chelles, June 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGENIE and SAGES RAIL Companies join TSO

Located at 35 km from Toulouse, the companies EGENIE (and its subsidiary AGENIA) and SAGES RAIL expert in rail maintenance and railway safety, have joined TSO (NGE group) to maximise their economic growth.

 

These small-to-medium businesses employing 125 people have emerged as key players in the rail sector throughout south-western France. They have now been acquired by TSO and will report to TSO’s France Department.

 

TSO confirms in MEXICO

TSO has been selected by the local authorities to work on Line 12 of the Metro and to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance on the line. Works will last up to end of 2014 and will be performed in partnership with a local company, IMA. This contract follows on from the diagnostic contract recently awarded to TSO by the Public Works Department of Mexico City.

 

Adoption of the VIVAPOLIS approach.

Vivapolis

NGE was recently granted a right of use by Ubifrance for the VIVAPOLIS brand and is now included within the VIVAPOLIS approach.

 

VIVAPOLIS is a collective brand aimed at raising the profile of "French style" sustainable towns and bringing together French businesses and organisations promoting this approach abroad. It enables companies to present themselves as a united group in foreign markets and at international exhibitions. France has a lot to offer in the sustainable towns and mobility sectors, whether in terms of engineering, products, construction and services. The railway and construction sectors, both fields in which NGE is involved, account for more than 50% of this potential market according to a survey from the Directorate General of the Treasury. VIVAPOLIS provides a valuable showcase which should enable NGE to compete for urban infrastructure projects, thereby contributing to its international growth.

 

The opening of the Panama City Metro

Metro Panama

38 months after works began, the first line of the Panama Metro is now operational thanks among other things to the work and performance of TSO, which supplied and installed tracks, overhead lines and workshop equipments. TSO will also have responsibility for maintaining this line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO sets up in London

TSO is setting up in London in the heart of the City, from where it will be continuing the expansion of its railway activities in the United Kingdom.

 

RAIL ELECTRIFICATION IN DENMARK

TSO, working as part of a joint venture with a Spanish construction group, is very pleased to have been selected to participate in the major Danish railway electrification programme initiated by Banedanmark, which will span a period of 10 years.

 

THE MEXICO METRO SYSTEM

Metro Mexico

After being requested by the authorities managing the Mexico Metro to draw up a diagnosis of problems on Line 12 of the Metro (already built), TSO appointed a team of internal experts who recently submitted their report.

Following this diagnosis, Mexico City’s Public Works and Services Office appointed TSO to carry out the additional preliminary studies needed to identify the nature of the corrective work required.

This is a great start in Mexico for NGE’s rail subsidiary.

 

 

 

 

 

VTM 2014

VTM 2014

TSO is a partner in the 11th International "Track and Maintenance" Conference

taking place on 20 and 21 February 2014 in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALAIS-DUNKIRK LINE

Last December, TSV 21 (Track replacement train) from the Suite-Rapide COLAS-RAIL/TSO (rapid action unit) was in action on the Calais-Dunkirk project to enable TSO to modernise the 43 km of track, replacing sleepers, rails and ballast.

Other NGE subsidiaries are at work on this project, TSO, Guintoli and EHTP on track work, civil engineering and the Gravelines siding, as well as TSO CATENAIRES systems for the electrification of 32 km of track.

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING IN PANAMA

formation Panama

On 12 December in Panama, signature of an agreement between Mrs Lucy Molinar, Minister of Education of Panama and Mr Hugues GOISBAULT, French Ambassador to Panama, in the presence of Michel Le Dévéhat, Head of international mobility, networks and vocational training promotion, from the Ministry of higher education and research, and Vincent TRICAUD for TSO. TSO is one of the French companies taking part in the project for the creation of two vocational training centres, and more especially for the rail subsidiary of NGE, at La Chorrera near to Panama City.

 

Madame Lucy Molinar, Minister of Education of Panama and Vincent TRICAUD, TSO.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

Thierry Girard

Thierry Girard has joined NGE as International Business Development Vice President for all branches of the group's activities.

A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and of HEC Management, drawing upon his extensive management experience with major civil engineering and railways projects, he has been assigned the sales development role for NGE’s international activities.
He will report to the group’s senior management and will be working for both NGE Contracting and TSO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST OFFICIAL JOURNEY IN THE PANAMA METRO

On November 14, Panama's President, Ricardo Martinelli travelled through the 13.7 kilometres of the Metro’s Line 1. Staff from TSO and the other members of the Consortio linea Uno, construction consortium joined him on this trip.

Since end of August, dynamic tests are ongoing on the tracks and in the workshop area on all equipment and systems including the catenary, the rails and the incorporated rail components.

Continuous efforts by all the teams and companies working on the construction of Line 1 make it possible for the works to proceed in accordance with the original schedule. The opening of the first Central America's Metro system to the users is scheduled early 2014, after 33 months of construction period.

 

Video source : Telemetro.com

OFFROY ON THE SLOPES OF MONTMARTRE

offroy montmartre

Since early September, the track and civil engineering teams from OFFROY (TSO) have been working on the slopes of Montmartre’s funicular railway.
 For the first time ever, the Paris transport company (RATP) has outsourced track maintenance for the funicular railway to an outside company (ties refurbishment and track levelling work using bracing).
 In this outstanding but extremely cramped environment, 226 metres of track on a 32% slope were skilfully upgraded within the required deadlines. A successful operation for our subsidiary’s teams.

 

 

 

 

RAILS OF 432 METRES FOR THE S.E.A. HIGH-SPEED LINE

TSO+RFF+SNCF

On October 3, on the SNCF industrial site of SAULON La Chapelle (21) at the EIV Bourgogne unit, Jacques RAPOPORT, President of RFF and Pierre IZARD, General Manager of SNCF Infra joined Antoine METZGER in celebrating the official signature of the contract awarded by TSO for the welding of long welded rails (LWR) for the track work on the South-Europe Atlantic (SEA) high-speed line.

It was with pride and some  emotion that the SNCF unit Manager  expressed his satisfaction at earning TSO’ trust and confidence to perform this service, which involves welding the rails and delivering them as long bars (432 m) to the two site construction basis(Villognon and Nouâtre-Maillé). The first LWRs will be delivered to the SEA project in September 2014.

During the ceremony, many staff from the public and private companies have opportunity to visit the impressive (and sole) production line for the LWRs, showcasing SNCF’s expertise and know-how.  

 

 

THE TOURS TRAM SYSTEM IS ON TRACK!

Tramway Tours

On August 31, 2013, it was in a celebration atmosphere and in the presence of numerous celebrities that the first line of the tram system for the Tours urban area was officially opened.

For more than 24 months, the work on the 15 km (including 2 km of Ground Level Power Supply) of double track platform and on the maintenance centre has kept the teams of NGE’s rail subsidiaries very busy.

The track work required more than 3,600 tonnes of rail, 4,350 welding operations, 45,000 sleepers and 40,250 m3 of concrete with more than 200 journeymen at peak.

For the Overhead Contact Line (OCL) part, TSO CATENAIRES, working as part of a group, produced the studies and handled the supply and works execution. The project included 17 blasting operations along the line. For the maintenance center, no fewer than 90 conventional poles were erected.

The companies were asked to take particular attention regarding the integration of the OCL equipment within the urban landscape of the Tours urban area.

With such a distinctive design, the Tours Tramway has now been added to our companies’ many prestigious references.

 

 

SANTA ANA DE LOS CUATRO RIOS DE CUENCA: A FIRST SUCCESS FOR TSO IN LATIN AMERICA

Tramway Cuenca

The “CITA CUENCA” consortium has been chosen by CUENCA, Ecuador’s 3rd biggest city, to supply the country’s first tramway system.

TSO, a member of the consortium, will build the track and depot infrastructure. 

10 km long, with 20 stations and a depot, this first line is due to come into service in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANAMA METRO RAILWAY: THE PRESIDENT OF PANAMA VISITS THE METRO SITE

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Proudly installed on the TSO VMS, Ricardo MARTINELLI, President of the Republic of Panama, visited the site of line 1 of the Panama Metro system.

Our teams were out in force along the 1.5 km of the route to ensure that the visit went smoothly.

Note that the national football team shirt was worn as the team was due to play a World Cup qualifier match that evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO BRINGS THE MARKET’S MOST EFFECTIVE BALLAST CLEARING TRAIN INTO OPERATION

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On Monday 10 June, on the RVB contract awarded to TSO on the Calais-Dunkirk line, the crew, assisted by the manufacturer’s instructors, will inaugurate the RM 900 SF no. 5926, supported by auxiliary production wagons and Self-Stocker and Unloader Vehicles (VAD) .

The RM 900 SF will then set off on 19 June for the Suite Rapide site to begin production on around 26 June.

All the transport is organised by the TSO Rail Company, which holds the safety certificate that allows it to travel on every line on the rail network (apart from LGV).

 

 

 

 

A NEW CHALLENGE FOR THE SIFEL TEAMS

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TSO’s subsidiary, which specialises in servicing, repairing and reconditioning motorises rail equipment, has just signed a major 4-year contract with the Ministry of Defence to maintain shunting engines in operational condition. Among the many contract headings is one requiring that special attention must be paid to the shunting engines at the Toulon Arsenal and the Camp des Matelots de Versailles which are used for preparing the 14 July parade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO: EXTENSION OF THE RAILWAY COMPANY LICENCE

TSO is proud to display its traffic licence for all National Rail Network (RFN) lines.

This is the result of rigorous work by TSO’s teams, which enables us, as a “Railway Company”, firstly to tender for track works contracts as a subcontractor for SNCF for running trains and secondly to have logistical autonomy for transferring its rolling stock anywhere in France.

The certificate is issued by the EPSF (French Railway Safety Authority) and is valid for 5 years during which regular audits will be carried out.

 

INAUGURATION OF THE ORAN TRAMWAY IN ALGERIA

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Oran’s first tramway line was inaugurated on 1st May. Teams from the rail subsidiary, TSO, were involved in its construction for over 3 years, acting as subcontractors for the Spanish ISOLUX-CORSAN Group which had won the contract.

TSO laid the rails on the 18.7 km of line and on the 4 km of depot track, and 40,000 m3 of concrete was used, along with 118 sets of switching gear.

 

 

 

 

 

TSO A MEMBER OF THE ATC CONSORTIUM

TSO, as a member of the ATC consortium made up of Alstom, TSO and Costain, has won a contract to complete the railway and electromechanical installations for the future East-West rail link passing through the centre of London, in 2 new tunnels, each 21 km long.

The works, on behalf of CROSSRAIL, will take place from December 2014 to the end of 2017 after 20 months of studies. The project is scheduled to come into service at the end of 2018.

 

 

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INAUGURATION OF LINE 2 OF THE SANTO DOMINGO UNDERGROUND SYSTEM ON 1ST APRIL 2013

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Spotlight on the work carried out by TSO.

Involved since 2006 in supplying and installing the tracks and depot equipment for line 1 (14 km and 5 km of depot) TSO has also worked on the 10 km of line 2 of the Santo Domingo underground system, which was inaugurated by President Danilo Medina on Monday 1st April in the presence of a large number of personalities.


During these major works, for which up to 450 people were employed on the site, TSO, in partnership with CIM, distinguished itself for its ability to carry out the works in record time, despite the many constraints, by adapting on a daily basis to local operating methods. TSO has also been the holder of the maintenance contract for line 1 since 2009.

 

A MAJOR INNOVATION IN THE WORLD OF RAILWAY SURVEYING

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Presented at the event VTM 2013 by MIRE®, TSO subsidiary, PK-EXPRESS® is a software of photographic capture, referencing in KP all objects in the railway environment (rails, sleepers, signals).
Coupled to the measuring GRP trolley and the software ARMATIS® for equipment diagrams, PK-EXPRESS® completes the full range of measurement tools, a real memory of railway works.

 

 

Learn more about PK-EXPRESS®

 

 

PANAMA METRO

Laurent Fabius en visite sur le chantier du métro de PanamaOn successive days, the TSO project manager of the Metro line 1 site, Xavier DELANOE, accompanied by his crews, welcomed Ricardo MARTINELLI, President of Panama, and Laurent FABIUS, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 

On 21 February 2013, Ricardo MARTINELLI lauded the efforts of the 3,500 people working on the site in the course of his visit to a 2km section aboard a TSO service vehicle pressed into duty as a passenger train for the occasion.
Received by the official committee and the French companies that took part in this emblematic project, the President confirmed that commissioning would be at the end of the year as planned.

The next day, Laurent FABIUS, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, looked on as one rail of the Metro was welded and was given a piece of rail by Xavier DELANOE (photo), who is in charge, for TSO, of work on the track and contact lines and of the supplying of depot equipment.

NGE “ON TRACK” IN MULTI-EXPERTISE

NGE and its Specialist Subsidiaries, TSO, Guintoli, and EHTP, have just won two track modernization contracts, between Calais and Dunkirk, for RFF.

Work on these contracts, totalling €17 million, will begin in March 2013 and last nine months.

A great success, highlighting synergies between NGE’s subsidiaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSO IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT INNOTRANS

On 19 September 2012, at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin, TSO, ETF, and Vossloh Cogifer signed a contract for the delivery of all points and crossings for the construction of the South European Atlantic high speed line (SEA HSL) and the necessary servicing and maintenance bases.

 

TSO and its partner are in charge of all aspects of track construction, including the purchasing of rails, points and crossings, concrete sleepers, and rail fastening systems.

Cooperation with such an experienced supplier/partner is decisive in limiting risks and ensuring the success of a project as large and complex as the South European Atlantic high speed line .

 

 

Photo: Antoine METZGER, Chairman and CEO of TSO, and Yves ANTONINI, CEO of Vossloh Cogifer, at the signing of the contract in Berlin on the 19th of September.

 

TSO, LEADER ON THE “SEA” RAILWAY SUPERSTRUCTURE

TSO’s teams are now mobilized to start work on the South European Atlantic high speed line, the biggest railway project ever in Europe, in which NGE is also a partner of the infrastructure consortium.

 

Within the design & build consortium, TSO is leader for the track-overhead line-work base superstructure, which accounts for about 15% of the total construction.

After the Rhin-Rhône high-speed line, the South European Atlantic high-speed line order is a major victory for TSO, confirming its leadership in the railway market and its ability to manage complex projects.

 

TSO at high speed on the LGV

On September 8, 2011, the President of the Republic inaugurated in Besancon High Speed ​​Line (HSL) and Rhine-Rhone celebrating the culmination of what was in recent years the largest French shipyard of Public Works.

On the occasion of the exploitation of these new 140km line, Nicolas Sarkozy reminded, beyond the political pendulum, the quasi-"heritage" of HSL network and strategic dimension for France Technology High Speed ​​Rail.

Imposing itself as a major player in the Rhine-Rhone project and after an exemplary performance, the TSO group confirms its leadership in this market segment and helps to establish the legitimacy of France in the high speed rail. When in March 2008, the consortium led by OSI C2R was declared winner of the contract "VCBT" challenges were both numerous and complex.

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