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.
04-03-2018 On 31 March 2018, a new fully automated metro line was added to the Shanghai metro network. Shanghai Keolis, a joint venture between the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. (51%) and Keolis Group (49%), started operating the Pujiang metro line, the first fully automated metro line in Shanghai. The line comprises 6.7km of double track and six elevated stations. The seven-year operations and maintenance contract was awarded to Shanghai Keolis two years ago.
Keolis’ joint-venture with RATP Dev and a Qatari group has been awarded the operations and maintenance contract of Qatar’s future public transport rail network, consisting of three automated metro lines and four tram lines. The win confirms the Group’s leading role in the global mass transit market for major metropolitan areas.