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20/05/2020  /  Carolin Primerova
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Ready for Take-off!

Start of the renovation work at Geneva Airport railway station.

At the end of May 2020, extensive renovation work will start at Geneva Airport railway station. For cablex, this means a new order on behalf of SBB in Geneva just a few months after the final completion of the CEVA project.

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The new lighting concept with coloured LEDs is brighter and more modern. Its relief structure calls the Swiss Alps to mind.


Within the scope of the CEVA project, which refers to the new Cornavin-Eaux-Vives-Annemasse rail link, cablex won over SBB with the complete installation of the electricity network, the high and low voltage facilities, video surveillance systems, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems, public address systems, HLK and lighting systems as well as the installation of the optical fibre network. And thanks to this reference, cablex was also awarded the contract for the work to be carried out at Geneva Airport railway station.

SBB intends to extensively renovate the station, which was built in 1987. In order to make it easier for passengers to board and disembark the trains, the platforms will be raised.

The new lighting concept with coloured LEDs is brighter and more modern. Its relief structure calls the Swiss Alps to mind.

cablex will carry out the following work, among other things, during the renovation project:

  • Laying of new electrical cables for the various utility connections 
  • Installation of the new automatic earthing system
  • Installation of the high and low voltage facilities
  • Installation of the communication cabling (FO and IT connections)
  • Installation of the lighting system, emergency and escape route lighting 
  • Power supply for lifts, escalators and information boards
  • Installation of the fire alarm system
  • Installation of the public address system

Time frame:
May 2020 to April 2021: Construction work on the platform of tracks 3 and 4
May 2021 to April 2022: Construction work on the platform of tracks 1 and 2

Depending on the construction phase, between four and ten cablex employees will be deployed.

The train station at Geneva Airport is used by around 44,000 travellers every day. According to SBB, the estimated costs for the planned conversion measures amount to CHF 38 million. The project is being financed by the federal Government.

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