This sector is one of the key routes to a carbon-free world and so limiting climate change from greenhouse gas emissions.
TGVs have made France’s rail sector one of its international calling cards. This sector is undoubtedly one of the key routes to a decarbonized world and so limiting climate change from greenhouse gas emissions. The main challenge is size: simultaneously transporting large groups of people and freight using relatively little energy.
Rail facilities, however, have large-scale infrastructure needs: tracks, stations, tunnels, underground stations, etc.
Automated driving and line operation is sophisticated, and needs specialized skills and expertise often grouped under the term “signalling”.
Developing fully automated lines, or automating existing ones, calls for innovative approaches.
After a period of developing high-speed lines and developing tram lines in every city in France, work on new Greater Paris metro lines is mobilizing the field.
The challenges lie more and more in integrating these systems and stations into cities: multi-use facilities (freight on a tram line), Station/City integration, distributed information (Taxis notified in advance of a train arriving), overall energy efficiency, and preventative system maintenance to avoid service interruptions and increase operability rate.
ABMI teams have been active in the rail sector for over 15 years. It is a growing sector facing many challenges. ABMI is there to meet these new challenges, whether in “infrastructure” or “signalling”, rolling stock, or through Efficacity, the Research and Development Institute for City energy and ecological transition.
ABMI has been active in the rail sector for almost 15 years. Our teams mainly work on new SNCF and RATP projects in “infrastructure” and “signalling”, as well as on rolling stock.
ABMI is also involved in critical components such as catenary. ABMI has designed landing doors and offers an instrumentation service for these landing doors and pantographs for better understanding ageing effects.
ABMI is also a founding member of Efficacity, the leading public/private enterprise bringing together actors from industry and state research. ABMI contributes to its research on new stations and integrating them into cities.
Our country-wide network of agencies has allowed ABMI teams to interface with our clients’ engineering centres throughout France, making the rail sector a national ABMI success.
The main two services used are “infrastructure” and “design / industrialization”. Our “IoT Data” and “specialized machinery” services complement our activities in some cases, as well as our “catenary” expertise. Our “despecialization” solution is also used when a critical component has to be manufactured to an exact specification despite being out of stock and having outdated or missing blueprints.
Our specialist Business Unit in Paris supports all our Rail activities in France.