Context and challenges
In order to maintain its competitiveness and foster innovation, this French railway company client wished to develop a railway BIM; the digital model is in fact particularly useful for enhancing knowledge of the railway network. The client introduced pilot projects to initiate the process and obtain feedback about the railway BIM, in order to develop the tool nationally in the coming years.
As part of the BIM development work and the new work methods, the client's engineering team identified a pilot project: the creation of new platform access points at the Lyon Part Dieu train station from Avenue Pompidou. The work covered a surface area of 15,000 m².
According to studies, these new access points would reduce passenger flow by 20 %, ensure that passengers are more evenly distributed along the platform and ease congestion in the station's main hall.
The client called on Assystem to support its implementation of the BIM at its engineering unit.