On 8 May 2019, RKH Qitarat, the joint venture consisting of RATP Dev, Keolis and Hamad Group, opened the first section of the Doha metro to the public. This follows the award in December 2017 by Qatar Rail of a contract to operate and maintain Qatar’s first urban rail transport network for a period of 20 years. The network includes three automated metro lines in Doha, the Qatari capital, and four tram lines located in the city of Lusail.
On 20 March 2019, Keolis launched the penultimate section of the Hyderabad automated metro adding 10 km of lines to the existing 46km network. The metro now connects the city from east to west and crosses Hitec City , a major business district which attracts a large number of companies and new residents to Hyderabad each year. Since the launch of the network in November 2017, Keolis has provided 50 million passenger journeys. Once completed, the network is expected to carry 1.5 million passengers per day.
Following thorough preparations and testing, Keolis, through its Chinese joint-venture, successfully opened its first section of the Songjiang tram line on 26 December 2018 and welcomed its first passengers.
The open section is 13.9 km-long, with 20 stations and connects into Shanghai’s existing metro Line 9.
This important milestone reached by Keolis, reinforces its presence in China and its position as a world leading operator and integrator of shared mobility to better support urban mobility needs in China. Keolis pioneered the first automated metro line in Shanghai and will soon add to this, with the launch of an automated metro service at Shanghai International Airport.
24-09-2018 On Monday 24 September, 2018 Keolis opened a new section of the automated metro line 1 in Hyderabad, adding 16 km of track to the existing 30 km. With this new section, the network is now 46 km long and is expected to carry more than 150,000 passengers per day. This achievement paves the way for the final phase of the network and confirms Keolis’ leadership in automated metro systems
Keolis, through its Chinese joint-venture Shanghai Keolis, has been awarded its first tram contract in China by Songjiang Tramway. The five-year contract covers the operations and maintenance of the tram network in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. The network, which connects to Shanghai’s existing metro Line 9, will open in two phases: the first one on 25 December 2018, and the second in mid-2019.
Keolis, which recently opened the first automated driverless metro line in Shanghai and won the contract to operate the automated metro at Shanghai International Airport, reinforces its presence in China and enhances its reputation as a pioneer and world leader in multimodal expertise.