FRANCE : EOLE PROJECT
Duration of the project
The EOLE project consists in the extension of the RER E from Haussmann-Saint-Lazare station to Mantes-la-Jolie station through “La Defense” business district and Nanterre. The line will go through a new 8-km tunnel between Haussmann-Saint-Lazare and La Défense. After exiting the tunnel in Nanterre, the line will join the existing tracks connecting Paris-Saint-Lazare to Mantes–la–Jolie through Poissy. The central section is sized for 28 trains per hour to have a sufficient margin for future mobility evolution.
This rail connection relies especially on a new-generation rolling stock (RER NG) and on the deployment of a new operation system, Nexteo between Nanterre-La- Folie and Évangile-Rosa Parks stations. The commissioning is planned in 2022 for Haussmann Saint-Lazare/ Nanterre la Folie line section and in 2024 for the whole line to Mantes la Jolie.
Scope of work
In this context, CERTIFER is carrying out a NoBo service (Tunnel out-of-scope) to assess the project’s compliance with the following Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs): Infrastructure, Energy, and Persons with Reduced Mobility, a DeBo service to assess the project’s compliance with French Notified National Technical Rules and an AsBo service to assess the project’s compliance with the CSM regulation (Commission implementing Regulation No 402/2013 of 30 April 2013 on the common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment and repealing Regulation (EC) No 352/2009).