Marseille chooses ETF to extend its tramway

Publié le 14 February 2022

The Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis has awarded ETF the “railway works” contract for the extension of line 3 of the city’s tramway system. Eurovia, also a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, will work alongside us on the roadwork portion of the southern extension.

Commissioning in 2025

In total, this project includes the laying of 15 km of track, the associated switches, the mineral and vegetal surfacing of the platform and the connection to the existing track. Our teams dedicated to urban projects will be working on 3 distinct areas:

South section

between the place Castellane and the Sainte-Marguerite hospital

@La Provence

North Section

between Arenc and Capitaine Gèze

@La Provence

Maintenance and Repair Center (SMR)

opposite the Velodrome stadium, it will house the 12 new trains of the new line.

A site to promote urban development

The extension of line 3 of the Marseille tramway is part of a vast plan launched by the Metropolis and the State, “Marseille en Grand“. This transport line will become the backbone of Marseille’s urban mobility by connecting several interchange centres. A multiple, frequent and sustainable transport offer that will eventually save up to 9,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.