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Old June 7th, 2005, 07:20 PM   #1
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New Subway in Lausanne (Switzerland)

It will be finish in 2008
















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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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Wow, awesome, how many people are living in Lausanne??
Also I see that the trains are running with rubber-tyres, right??
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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About Lausanne

There are 300'000 people with the agglomeration..Lausanne is the fifth bigger city of the switzerland.. Yes you are right about the tyres.and it cans have a speed of 60km/h you can have more information on this web page http://www.t-l.ch/m2. (it's in french)
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:39 PM   #4
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Really only 300,000?? Thats pretty impressive that it will have a subway.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #5
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Man, I'd wish that my city with 700.000 inhabitants would have a subwqay, probably the roads in Lausanne ar too busy for buses or something.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #6
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It's seems same as LA, subway was under construction in LA since 1990 and completed in 1993 for one phase then two phase is completed in 1996 then three phase is completed in 1999 and four phase is completed in 2000. Next five phase will come soon for longer miles on subway. The subway will reaching Santa Monica and UCLA when six phase is complete.

Just check at http://www.mta.net/riding_metro/metro_rail/red_line.htm so u will enjoying with beautiful art deco and modern.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 03:20 AM   #7
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looks great
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Old June 8th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #8
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It is wonderful news that progress is being made after the earlier setback with the tunnel collapse:

http://www.tunnelsonline.info/story.asp?sC=32730


Lausanne collapse surface view
Extent of the cavity with shotcrete applied to the walls to stabilise them


Lausanne collapse tunnel view
View of the conditions at the face

Lausanne metro tunnel collapse
13 April 2005

On 22 February a tunnel collapse on Lot 1200 of Switzerland's M2 Project in Lausanne (T&TI, November 2004, p7) displaced 50m3 of material into the tunnel and caused extensive damage as it cratered towards the surface in the busy St. Laurent's commercial district.

The incident took place at around 6pm, at a depth of approximately 12m below the surface. Thankfully no-one was injured, although two buildings, a supermarket and a takeaway food outlet, were evacuated when their cellars collapsed. Reports said that no work was being carried out in the tunnel at the time of the incident, which is believed to be due to the sudden inrush of groundwater from a pocket in the glacial moraine the tunnel was being driven through.

Contractor for Lot 1200, the Ouchy – Croisette JV, had been using an Eickhoff ET 380-L roadheader to cut the tunnels within its scope, but at the time of the incident, investigation works were said to be underway following an earlier inrush.

Following an overnight assessment of the void, owner Metro Lausanne-Ouchy SA, moved equipment to the location on surface and began breaking the overlying flagstones in order to access the cavity for further investigation and remedial works. Within 44 hours of the original collapse, Metro Lausanne-Ouchy SA said the critical phase had passed and allowed some building works to recommence on the subway, although retrieval of the collapsed area was ongoing.

A curtain of 11 piles was drilled and concreted ahead of the collapsed face to consolidate the ground and limit the flow of further material into the tunnel, in conjunction with grouting. By 3 March, backfilling of the void with sand from crushed glass got underway. T&TI learnt roughly 800m3 of glass-sand is estimated to be required for backfill to the height of the bases of the damaged buildings. The material was selected as it is cheap and has good compaction properties. It is obtained by crushing the glass collected by the town for recycling.

An independent expert is due to be appointed to head an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. In addition, a compensation fund was set up with Zurich Insurance for any injury or property damage claims. A source told T&TI that Metro Lausanne–Ouchy SA could not comment further on the incident, as it did not wish to prejudice the inquiry.

Two senior officials, one representing the canton and the other the town, released a statement showing continued confidence in the project teams and said: "The questions which currently arise on the knowledge of the ground are legitimate. On the other hand, it is premature to imply that the experts elected for the Project M2 did not hold account of essential information in their possession."

Costing US$472M, Lausanne's 6km long metro system is expected to take four years to complete. Underground works only commenced late last year, with tunnel profiles varying from 9.94m wide x 6.74m high to 11.7m wide x 7.61m high.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 04:13 AM   #9
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the first picture looks like a model city
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Old June 8th, 2005, 04:43 AM   #10
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Is it "full metro" or "light metro"?
It seems full metro on the pics, like Paris line 1.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #11
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Plans for the near future include the construction of a fully automated metro line which will actually be an extension of the M2 Métro-Ouchy. It will connect Ouchy and the central railway station to Croisettes in the north-east and 85% of its alignment will be underground through the city centre. At Flon it will provide transfer to M1 (Métro-Ouest) and the new underground terminus, opened on 28 May 2000, of the LEB-Railway S1 (a suburban railway serving the north-western parts of Lausanne and its surrounding towns). The entire rubber-tyred line will have double track and 8 new stations. At the same time the original Métro-Ouchy will be upgraded and double-tracked to be connected to the new section scheduled to open in 2006/2007. After a referendum held in Nov. 2002, construction began in late 2003.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #12
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Old June 8th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #13
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The interesting is that part of this line already exists, as a rack line connecting the lake to the station and city center. This rack line will be converted to metro line, which will then of course be quite steep for a rack line.

Current line:


The new line will indeed be rubber-tyred, rolling stock will be very similar to the newest metro line in Paris.
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Old June 30th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #14
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Thread in french :
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tra...F/message/1451
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Old June 30th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #15
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Vertigo:

Do you have more pics of that line??? Looks very cool indeed ... Please )
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Old July 1st, 2005, 11:05 AM   #16
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Would this be Switzerlands first "full" metro? If I am not mistaken, usually Swiss cities have trams and S-bahn type suburban trains, but no dedicated metro.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 07:55 PM   #17
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What is happening in the first photo? are they building a bridge under a bridge?
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Old July 1st, 2005, 10:16 PM   #19
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Would this be Switzerlands first "full" metro? If I am not mistaken, usually Swiss cities have trams and S-bahn type suburban trains, but no dedicated metro.

Yes I think it will!

I will be sad to see the present line close but I understand that it dates from about 1953 and the trains / other equipment are becoming life-expired (ie: old, worn out, etc)

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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #20
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Yes you are right, in Switzerland, Lausanne is the only city to have a "full metro".. Public transport are very dense but especially buses and tram..subway are unsualll..too bad...Fortunately we will have one in Lausanne in few years..

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