The refurbishment of the Martigny train station is part of the SBB-CFF-FFS ATR Martigny-Sion project. The ATR project involves automating all the safety installations and controlling them remotely from the Western Operations Center (CE Ouest). The work is spread over some 20 km and involves 6 train stations, with a budget of around 64 million Swiss francs. The main bulk of the work is concentrated at Martigny train station.
Initial situation and measures
The platforms at Martigny station no longer complied with train accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility. What's more, the station did not currently have the infrastructure required to accommodate trains over 320 meters in length.
The platforms at Martigny station were thus extended to 400 metres and raised to a height of 55 centimetres from the running surface, in order to bring them into line with the new trains and allow full access for users.
A new underpass, with two new ramps and a staircase, is built on the Sion side. The existing canopy on the central platform is replaced by a new RV05 type canopy, and a new canopy is also installed on the access ramp to the new underpass. The existing underpass will be reinforced.
The geometry of the station's entire track bundle is modified, and the track infrastructure (including drainage) is completely rebuilt. Finally, an infiltration basin for the station's rainwater is being built.
All the work is being carried out while the trains are in operation, with several one-off operations. One such operation can be seen in the following video:
SBB-CFF-FFS has commissioned more films to communicate the stages completed and the work to come during the project:
- Martigny train station - construction during 2022-2023
- Martigny train station - an explanation of the upgrade works 2018 to 2023
- Article Batimag, 05.06.2023: Le passage sous-voie de la gare de Martigny déposé par une grue géante
- Article Le Nouvelliste, 30.05.2023: Gare CFF de Martigny: un nouveau passage sous-voies va être posé
Inauguration of the modernised Martigny station
- SBB CFF FFS
- 2015 - 2023
- Railway construction