Optimizing the use of existing infrastructures must correspond to changes in needs as well as limited natural and budgetary resources. Through smart management of transport networks and improved access of mass transit systems, journeys can be made less expensive and less harmful to the environment.
In Brussels, Belgium, the Group is playing a part in gradually replacing the car, used on a daily basis by one resident in two, by easier access to rail and to smart infrastructures that optimize travel by mass transit systems. Among solutions that have been introduced are the creation of new stations and connection points, more frequent trains running around the capital and regulation of traffic signals to give priority to mass transit vehicles in the city. To support this movement and develop an offer of more frugal and sustainable on-demand transport, ENGIE is also providing 50 drivers of electric taxis with rapid charging stations and is assisting companies that are setting up fleets of shared electric vehicles. This service extends from analyzing the fleet to supplying the charging stations, as well as management of invoicing, assistance and maintenance for running and managing a fleet of electric vehicles intended for employees of the companies.
To mark European Mobility Week, ENGIE is launching “EV Boost 2020”, a project aiming to replace 700 company cars and 200 diesel light commercial vehicles by electric vehicles in a bid to go further in green mobility and reduce the impact of journeys taken by its employees and energy specialists.
ENGIE and Thales are linking Dakar to its new airport thanks to a new express train. ENGIE Ineo and Thales teams are jointly responsible for designing and carrying out the project’s technical systems. This includes the rail signal systems for regulating trains and managing the points, power plants for the trains and catenaries and online telecommunications systems in the 14 stations and maintenance centers covering video surveillance for passenger safety, passenger WiFi connection on trains and in stations, GSM-R (the railway telecommunications network), fire detection, real-time passenger information on platforms and onboard trains, and a global ticketing system. The first section of the line (Dakar to Diamniadio) is due to be commissioned at the end of 2018.