RATP Dev, Singapore-based ComfortDelGro Transit, and Alstom will establish a consortium for Grand Paris Express future tenders. RATP Dev will be the majority shareholder into the joint venture, which is subject to the requisite administrative authorisations. The consortium will submit tenders for the future metro lines 16 and 17.
‘This alliance with ComfortDelGro Transit and Alstom underscores a shared desire to help the Paris Greater Region develop its transport networks for the benefit of the local population and to bolster the city’s reputation around the world. This is a major undertaking, and I know that RATP Dev’s teams are ready for it and determined to make it a success,’ Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman of the RATP group said.
The three companies have chosen to combine their strategic areas of expertise to offer Île-de-France Mobilités integrated multimodal and intermodal transport solutions that meet the highest international standards for operation, maintenance, and service.
The consortium for Grand Paris Express marks the emergence of a player in the region with the broad spectrum of skills and experience needed to rise to the challenges of the Grand Paris Express, one of the largest transport projects in Europe.
The partnership signed with RATP Dev and ComfortDelGro Transit allows Alstom to extend its maintenance know-how in France, in particular in metro maintenance that the Group has already developed in many capitals around the world. The complementarity of the respective expertise of RATP Dev, Comfort DelGro Transit and Alstom will make it possible to offer a competitive and quality offer to the Île-de-France Region and to future Grand Paris Express travelers,’ Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President Alstom France said.
Line 16 will have a length of 29 km served by 10 stations. The line will cross through three departments connecting Saint-Denis Pleyel to Noisy Champs. The line is expected to carry 200,000 passengers per day.
Line 17 will be 27-km-long serving the North Paris area. It will connect nine stations from Saint-Denis Pleyel to Mesnil-Amelot within 25 minutes. Line 17 will carry between 130-160,000 passengers per day.