Lausanne – Epalinges route: This new metro will make it possible to travel a sixkilometre route with 375 metres difference in altitude in a short space of time. The driverless, on tire driving course and automatic operation of the transport units is a novelty for Switzerland.The output of the electric motors is sufficient to achieve the top speed of 60 km/h even on the steepest 12% gradients along the 500m distances between stops. The Lausanne Metro will thus have the largest difference in altitude of any such transit system in the world.
Comprehensive scope of work: The Power Utilities business unit will provide the underground power supply with the Tri-Delta® XDMEMONO medium-high voltage cable as well as with highvoltage installation cable with various properties under fire and that are longitudinally waterproof as well as having non-metallic rodent protection. This ensures power supply and a safe operation of escalators, lighting, etc. The Power Utilities business unit worked with an ideally equipped laying vehicle that has hydraulic reel drive and a reel braking system, which was used to full effect under the extreme topographic conditions. Keep reading