For smoother and more reliable traffic management.
Coronavirus notice: In connection with the coronavirus situation, we ran a controlled shutdown of this construction site on Friday 20 March 2020. The dates given for the construction stages are no longer up-to-date. We will plan the construction work again and inform you as soon as information about the new construction programme is available.
The project was completed and the facilities placed in service in November 2016.
The safety and traffic management installations (interlocking systems) had reached the end of their lives. Renewing these installations was a precondition for the expansion of Lausanne rail station.
These modifications required the adaptation of signalling equipment and rail installations. This was the first project completed under the Léman 2030 banner and, for the most part, met our expectations. The new installations were placed in service in November 2016.
The renewal of the interlocking systems at Renens is linked to the redevelopment of the Lausanne hub (fourth track between Lausanne and Renens, flyover, Renens station).
This was a priority for improving national and regional rail services.
We are centralising the safety installations at Renens and Lausanne-Sébeillon stations, as well as installations between Renens and Lausanne as part of an electronic interlocking system installed in the new service building at Renens;
We are making accommodations for traffic in both directions on a single track and reducing the intervals between trains to two minutes;
Finally, we are modifying the plan of tracks needed for constructing the flyover and the fourth track.
The cost was CHF 69 million (± 20%).
Funding was provided by the SBB service agreement and the Swiss Confederation.