Cornavin - Eaux-Vives - Annemasse (CEVA)

Cornavin – Eaux-Vives – Annemasse (CEVA)

The Cornavin-Eaux-Vives-Annemasse railway (CEVA) will connect the French city, Annemasse with Cornavin, the main station of Geneve in Switzerland by the end of 2019.




SBB and Canton of Geneva


Geneva, Switzerland

Construction period:

2016- 2019

Executing companies:

RK safetec
Contract value: 

215.000 CHF

The railway project of the French-speaking region of Switzerland envisages extending the existing line between Eaux-Vives and Annemasse via the end-station Eaux-Vives to Champel, Carouge and Lancy up to Geneve-Cornavin station.

The consortium Alpiq and Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group was awarded the tender for the installation and construction of all railway-related infrastructure required for the 16-kilometer long CEVA railway section (Cornavin - Eaux-Vives - Annemasse). The contract was awarded by the SBB and Geneve canton in 2016 and is foreseen to be finished by 2019.


  • Wide coverage WLAN inside the tunnel as well as across the entire construction site
  • Locating staff inside the tunnel using a zone grid of 500m
  • Audible and visual alarm system inside the tunnel
  • Emergency telephones inside the tunnel

Magnitude of services

  • 18 Cable distribution cabinets
  • 18 Emergency telephones
  • 228 Access points
  • 18 RFID Readers
  • Approximately 9 km of fibre optic cables