Through its joint venture in China, Keolis opened a new section of the Songjiang tram network on 10 August, bringing its total coverage up to 27 kilometres and the number of stations served to 40. In a bid to reduce numbers of urban car journeys, the network is intended to carry some 170,000 passengers per day. This milestone is important for Songjiang residents and visitors to it – who are now able to rely on a sustainable and comfortable shared mobility solution for getting around the city –, as well as for Keolis, which is bolstering its presence in China and shoring up its position as a leading global tram operator.
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.
Keolis began the operation of the first of three automated metro lines in Hyderabad (India) on 29 November, 2017. The new contract highlights the Group’s expertise in mass transit, and confirms its place as the world leader in automated metro and the success of its international development strategy.
More than 30 years after the launch of the world’s first automated metro, Keolis is strengthening its global market leadership by opening a brand new network in Hyderabad, India, that draws on its expertise acquired in Lille, Rennes, Lyon, and London. Come behind the scenes of an exceptional project, on a continent with an ever growing demand for Mass Transit.
In partnership with Shanghai Shentong Consulting as part of the Shenkai joint venture, Keolis will be the future operator of line 8.3, the new fully automated section of the Shanghai metro. The 6.7 km extension will be brought into service at the end of 2017. With this new contract, the Keolis Group reinforces its position as the global industry leader.