Urban Transport

Egis: unequalled expertise for urban transport projects

Egis is an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services. In engineering and consulting its sectors of activity include transport, urban development, building, industry, water, environment and energy. Altogether 8.300 employees work in the engineering divisions.

In the 2016 Engineering News Record, Egis is ranked 3rd in of the TOP 5 Highways and 8th the TOP 20 Transportation.

Our ambition is to import the extensive engineering experience of our group in the domain of urban transport to the Australian market, focusing on the aspects of design engineering.

Design at the heart of creating value for our clients

In the field of construction, the creative act "simply" means transforming an objective into an object. 

In the beginning, there is the design. When engineers or draftspersons initially find themselves in front of a blank computer screen their experience will allow them to integrate everything that might have an impact on the cost and quality of the project. This goes much further than just applying standards and norms. No machine is capable of replacing the designer’s intuitive vision.

During the subsequent calculation and drawing phases Egis designers have at their fingertips the most sophisticated computer tools, adapted to each type of project. Throughout the world Egis is a privileged Autodesk partner. Egis can also provide digital 3D models when required.

As the concept is developed each part of the construction and the work of each trade is analysed with the same thoroughness to ensure our clients are provided with fully optimised proposals.

Egis, driving a new angle for Tramways

Actively involved from the start of the revitalisation of the modern tramway in the 1980s and 1990s (in Strasburg and Grenoble), Egis is now a European leader in tramway engineering, showcasing its excellence and capacity for technical innovation in the creation of tram systems in Lyon and Marseille- France.

As instigators of a fresh way of conceiving urban space and mobility, tram projects are underpinning a new style of urban living. Egis has laid down the first tram lines for numerous systems, including those of Brest, Dijon and Toulouse in France, of Porto in Portugal, and of Rabat in Morocco.

Customised Urban Transport Solutions

Egis has the expertise to deliver a wide range of urban transport solutions: bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, funiculars, cableways, automated shuttles, etc.
For every type of transport system it designs and sees through to completion Egis brings all of its skills into play from the earliest stage of a project, from choosing the appropriate transport mode to project completion. Egis has mastery of all disciplines required for your projects: from tunnelling to rolling stock, systems and buildings, and even viaducts.

Egis is currently developing a number of important urban transport systems, delivering both project management and PMC services and providing guidance as to the most appropriate modes: a people mover in Cairo, Egypt, BRT in Montbéliard, Cannes, Nîmes, Quimper, Lorient and Lyon Line C3 in France.

Egis, pioneers and still at the cutting edge of Metro projects

Egis' expertise in managing major metro projects (conventional or driverless) is recognised by clients throughout the world. Egis is currently piloting numerous extensions to urban networks and is continuing to develop projects in France and internationally.
Egis is a pioneer in multiple fields: design of underground structures, use of a bentonite shield TBM for the first time in France, new track laying techniques and numerous automation and modernisation assignments for existing metros.

Founder of the original metro systems in the French cities of Lyon and Marseille, in the 1970s, Egis has remained involved in their development over the years. As of 2007 creation of complete metro systems have been given strong impetus in France and elsewhere around the world.

Extension of Lyon's Line B, doubling of the capacity of Line 1 in Lille, building of metro systems in Rennes - France, and in Chennai - India, in Macao - China and in Doha - Qatar, as well as initial studies for the Greater Paris metro, are clear evidence of the growth in this sector.

Egis' expertise in underground works, whether tunnel boring, conventional excavation or covered trenching, in urban or other sites, enables us to offer a distinctive range of services.