Spin-Off EPFL

GESTE Engineering SA



Phone021 694 18 00

Fax021 694 18 01

PSE, EPFL site

PSE-C - 2nd floor

1015 Lausanne

Service provider

Responsible Mr.   Michele Mossi

Activity domain

Development of novel concepts in the field of transportation.

Keywords : railway, tramway, tram-train, RER, light-rail systems, metro line, driverless system, rack-rail, signaling equipment, level crossings, safety installations, train control, IS, relay and electronic interlocking, PCC, telecom, GSM-R, SCADA, GTC, safety cases, safety analyses, specific hazard studies, CENELEC, EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, SIL calculations, safety plans and concepts, danger, GAME, AMDEC, HAZOP, RAMS studies, ETCS, ERTMS, interoperability, conventional signaling, energy, automation, fire, tunnel, station, parking, HAVAC, aerodynamic, heating, ventilation, TNT, Fluent, TunClim, project management, consulting, transport, Swissmetro


Founded in 2001, GESTE Engineering ltd, is a limited company of private capital, all in the hands of its employees. GESTE Engineering provides consulting-engineering services in transport and safety for:

  • Railway Engineering
  • Urban Transport Engineering
  • Road tunnel Engineering
  • Others infrastructures

n these fields, relying on a pluridisciplinary team and on a high-level know-how, GESTE Engineering carries out all work involved in the life of a project, from feasibility studies to commissioning. The main activities of his engineers are focused on six activity domains:

  • System engineering
  • Risk, Safety & RAMS
  • Aerodynamics, Heating & Ventilation
  • ERTMS & Railway Interoperability
  • Conventional Railway Signalling & Energy
  • Metro & Tram Signalling, Automation & Telecom

Since 1999 GESTE Engineering has been developing a very large experience in railway aerodynamics and in tunnel ventilation and fire, by taking part to the design and development of several international metro and high-speed railway lines in tunnel (e.g. metro lines of Thessaloniki, Lausanne, Napoli, Lyon or Paris, and high-speed railway lines Lyon-Turin, Oporto-Lisbon, Paris-Marseille or Tanger-Kenitra).

Since 2002 GESTE Engineering has been constructing a large know-how on railway and metro engineering – and in particular on the signalling (ERTMS and conventional) and automation systems – by taking on specialists and by participating to the design, the development and the commissioning of important Swiss and European projects.

Today, GESTE Engineering continues to develop its competences and know-how and to enlarge its activity domain.