During a recent Gulf visit, RATP Chairman and Chief Executive Pierre Mongin signed an agreement with His Excellency Mattar Al-Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority, concerning the special partnership relation that the two companies have decided to confirm in order to develop operations in the United Arab Emirates.
The partnership is intended to develop integrated transport networks (bus, tram and metro services) with high quality service in the
. The Gulf is a strategic region with many transport projects scheduled for the years to come. RATP Group will support growth through its subsidiary Ratp Dev. United Arab Emirates
Ratp Dev already operates in a dozen countries on four continents, providing clear proof of its ability to adapt to every situation and to all cultures. To give just one example, in June 2010 Ratp Dev inaugurated the Gautrain in
South Africa, the most modern and fastest train in Africa operated and maintained by Ratp Dev.
RTA sets a high standard in the Gulf with the world’s longest automatic metro line, an extensive bus network and a future tramline.
RTA decided to team up with the RATP firstly because it is an integrated company combining engineering, operations and maintenance, and secondly because of its expertise in automatic metro technologies (line 14, the Greater Paris project) and tramways (100 km around
by the end of 2012). Paris
The RATP Group delegation also met representatives of the
transport authorities who are finalising their Master Plan for Transport. Abu Dhabi
The delegation was also in
Doha when the FIFA 2022 World Cup tournament was awarded to . The experience acquired by the RATP Group at the ’98 World Cup in Qatar France and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will also serve the ambitious project to develop transportation in . Qatar
RATP Group will field a strong representation at the 59th UITP International Transport Congress in
in April 2011. Pierre Mongin will be attending this major event for the transport sector and will be present in Dubai to emphasise his interest in the Gulf region. Dubai
Ratp Dev is a subsidiary of the RATP Group established in 2002 to develop the Group’s operations activities in
France and internationally outside the RATP’s historic network in the greater region. Turnover should exceed €270 million in 2010. RATP, which stands for the Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transport, is a state owned company in charge of the Paris metro lines and the majority of the transportation system in all of the Île-de-France region. Today, RATP is ranked the sixth actor in the collective transport worldwide. Paris