From São Paulo to Seoul, Algiers, Mumbai and the Paris region, all across the world RATP Dev operates and maintains metro lines - both automatic and conventional systems - to make daily travel easier for millions of passengers in some of the world’s biggest cities.
As an operator, maintenance specialist and designer, RATP Dev is ideally placed to optimise cost prices throughout the term of operation of a network.

Our expertise ranges from light systems, such as the VAL automatic metro connecting the international airport at Orly to the Paris network in eight minutes, to conventional and automatic, high-capacity systems capable of transporting 500,000 to a million passengers per day.

Quality of service at every level

In South Korea our VTRK subsidiary operates Seoul metro line 9, the first metro line to be exclusively managed by a private operator since July 2009. Our expertise was deployed to organise the work of local staff and manage train frequency, thereby ensuring optimal service quality for its 300,000 daily passengers.

Transferring skills

RATP Dev has been operating the first metro line in Algiers through its RATP El Djazaïr subsidiary since November 2011. Ultimately, nearly 60 million passengers will be using the line every year. We also provide training for local staff and passenger information. Our experts train local staff in operating and maintaining rail transport networks using tried and tested know-how transfer techniques. The overall aim is to make local staff members completely autonomous and thus guarantee passengers a safe, high-quality service over the long term.

A single priority: safety

In São Paulo, RATP Dev operates the first automatic metro line in Latin America as part of the ViaQuatro consortium. RATP Dev brought to the project all of its expertise and consulting power for managing safety and training. We ensure all our human and technical resources are deployed in safety issues throughout our networks to guarantee that each trip runs smoothly. After exceeding the 600,000 passengers per day level in 2012, line 4 will boast one million passengers daily after the second section enters service in 2014.

380 million people, i.e. far more than the entire population of the USA, travel on our metro lines each year.

60 years of experience in Paris

The expertise and know-how of RATP Group staff members in managing traffic and control-command stations are now unrivalled.

  • They make it possible for us to offer passengers greater frequency and safety with wait times between trains reduced to 85 seconds.
  • A technical, organisational and labour challenge: after more than a decade after line 14 was opened, the comprehensive automation of Paris metro line 1 (which is over a hundred years old) without major service interruption was implemented in 2011. This world first is the culmination of a highly ambitious modernisation project for a metro network.