Aiming for and achieving excellence. We constantly strive to offer our customers and users mobility that is ever more sustainable, innovative and connected.
It all started in Paris about 120 years ago, with our parent company RATP. The first metro line crossed the French capital. It was opened for the Paris world fair on July 19, 1900, after less than eighteen months of construction—an impressive feat.
Since then, we've kept on innovating, from the first hydraulic metros in the fifties to electric trams and driverless shuttles today. That technical excellence has propelled us to our current status as the global leader in automated subways and trams.
The foundation of RATP Dev in 2002 was a watershed moment. The goal was to develop, operate and maintain new transportation systems in France, Europe, and around the world, drawing on the know-how of RATP Group. We've never looked back. Some 1.5 billion passengers use our transit systems every year. As we grow, our know-how grows too. But our passion stays the same: to build along with you and bring cities around the world the excellence of innovative, sustainable transportation.
SUPPORTING YOUR TRANSPORTATION TO BRING US CLOSER TOGETHER.
"How can quality of life and the experience of living in a city be measured? First and foremost by the city’s services. Transportation systems are the heart and soul of a city. They have to be safe, effective, practical, and reliable.
Our mission is not only to develop and optimize public transit systems, but also to boost the economy and quality of life, in order to make distances feel shorter and bring people together.
At RATP Dev, we are also blazing the trail for smart cities. We envision places where mobility and digital technologies merge smoothly, quickly, and simply.
Our more than 27,000 employees take pride in serving both passengers and transit authorities, who look to us every year. We are passionate and innovative, and we continue to make advancements.
Your future. Our destination."
President of the Executive Board
Every city is one-of-a-kind. Ready-made solutions won't do. We offer tailored solutions adapted to your needs.
With you—transit authorities, local decision-makers and partners—we build solutions based on extensive analysis of your specific expectations and requirements, and those of passengers. The result is a solution tailored to you.
Our expertise across all transportation modes helps you choose the most appropriate solution. From there on we take care of all the rest, from study and design to building, controls, commissioning, operational maintenance, operation, and ticketing. We're there for the duration thanks to adaptations designed with you, for you.
Developing mass transit boosts regional economies and promotes growth.
This is the role filled by our 107 transportation systems. We transfer skills and help promote sustainable development in harmony with the local fabric. With better public transit, cities and territories begin a virtuous cycle leading to increased business opportunities and job creation. We hire locally and currently train and support 27,000 employees.
We are driven by our commitments to corporate social and environmental responsibility, and so are our employees who volunteer. This is materialized through grass-roots involvement, as is seen in Johannesburg, Manila, Washington, and Valenciennes.
We are proud of our most precious resource—the men and women who work for RATP Dev. People are at the heart of what we do. That means offering our staff meaningful opportunities, and bringing customers and passengers the solutions they trust us to provide. The goal is to give everyone access to convenient transportation and a more pleasant city to live in.
Greater well-being, serenity, and safety: that's our pledge to you.
billion passengers per year