The first tram network operated by Keolis in China
After being awarded a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Songjiang tram network in August 2018, and the opening of a first section (13.9 km) at the end of 2018 followed by a second section (12.86 km) in August 2019, Shanghai Keolis, the joint venture between Shanghai Shentong Metro Group and Keolis, has now completed the tram network with the addition of around 3.88 kilometres. The 31 kilometre long network now includes 46 stations serving residential areas, universities and the Shanghai metro network.
Songjiang is a suburban district of Shanghai with a population of 1.8 million. The tram network project was initiated by Songjiang Transportation Investment Operation Group to offer a more sustainable and reliable shared mobility solution to Songjiang residents and visitors and thus substantially reduce the use of private cars.
Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) and Keolis (49%)