Under the 20-year contract awarded by Qatar Rail to RKH Qitarat, the joint venture made up of Keolis, RATP Dev and Hamad Group started operating the Gold Line on Doha’s driverless metro on 22 November. This 14-km long line has 11 stations and passengers can change to the Red Line at Musheireb.
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.
At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Keolis and Navya presented Autonom Cab, the first electric robo-taxi. This driverless vehicle uses a range of navigation and communication technology, and will be operated by Keolis to offer a new urban mobility experience to the passengers of tomorrow.
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.