The Paris metro operator, RATP, has renewed its contract with Hitachi Rail for the maintenance of the Paris metro and tramway networks.
The contract, worth 33 million euros, is a continuation of Hitachi Rail’s historic partnership with the Paris metro for more than 100 years.
Hitachi Rail has provided maintenance services for RATP since 1913 and works to ensure 24/7 transport availability for millions of travelers in Ile-de-France. This contract continues the historic partnership between the Paris Metro and the French subsidiary of Hitachi Rail since the launch of the very first metro more than a century ago.
The contract covers the preventive and corrective maintenance of the signaling devices and installations of the nine lines of the Paris metro and the seven tram lines operated by the RATP.
Hitachi’s intervention also includes assistance to the RATP for track works. Hitachi Rail’s maintenance teams will intervene 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure the reliability of the daily journeys of millions of commuters and visitors in the heart of the city of Paris.
Gilles Pascault, President of Hitachi Rail in France, said: “This contract demonstrates RATP’s confidence in the services and technologies deployed by Hitachi Rail to contribute to sustainable urban mobility projects in Ile-de-France. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Hitachi Rail teams remain determined and committed to partnering with their customer to deliver maintenance services of the highest standards to ensure continuity, reliability and transportation safety for everyday essential workers.
Hitachi Rail is a key player in the global rail industry. The company provides its customers with fully integrated railway solutions covering rolling stock, signalling, service and maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. It also services, operates and maintains conventional and fully autonomous rail systems to support the transition to more sustainable, decarbonized mobility and societies.