Egis participate in the design of the significant Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro project in UK

01/12/2021

Egis have been awarded a development Contract to deliver a Concept Design for the emerging transit system and vehicle concept for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).​

The CAM is being developed by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer and is considered to be a paradigm-changing mass transit project compatible with the emerging autonomous technological developements. It will provide a high-quality, fast and reliable transport network that will transform transport connectivity across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The vision for the project is a metro network that seamlessly connects Cambridge City Centre, key rail stations (including Cambridge, Cambridge North and future Cambridge South), major city fringe employment sites and key ‘satellite’ growth areas, both within Cambridge and the wider region. CAM is an enabler of new housing, jobs and commercial space needed to sustain the regional economy, while ensuring growth is clean and green and allowing more people to share in prosperity.

 

© Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

A Challenging project for Egis

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has asked companies to propose technologies, innovations, designs, operational systems and commercial ideas which could provide an in-the-round solution to the delivery of the CAM.

The procurement process for the designs was launched in September 2020 and has resulted in three suppliers being awarded contracts to develop their concepts in full for presenting to the Mayoral Combined Authority in March.

Egis is one of the three final suppliers selected, along with Dromos and Mott MacDonald. For the CAM designs, Egis will be supported by 10Design Architects and other industry leaders in the field of autonomous public transport.

The designs will support a better understanding of how existing and emerging public transport modes, models and technologies could be applied to the CAM. The process will also encourage bold thinking which pushes boundaries, while remaining deliverable and offering value for money. 

It’s a great opportunity, “Egis is delighted to bring its vast expertise of designing unique public transport solutions for cities and regions of global significance. As a pioneer in metro automation, we have previously broken the mould and created some of the world's most iconic metro systems. With the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro, we have another opportunity to transform the CPCA region’s future by introducing a sustainable solution that is bespoke, optimised and adaptable to emerging technological development that will stand out as a beacon for future autonomous systems to come". Said Laurent Germain, the CEO of Egis. 

With their solid experience, our teams are ready and motivated to take up this challenge in order to deliver the best proposal to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.