RATP Dev extends partnership to enhance Belgrade’s metro project

Posted: 29 September 2023 | | No comments yet

With RATP Dev’s extended partnership, Belgrade’s automated metro project is poised to make significant strides towards achieving its vision of a modern and efficient public transportation system.

RATP Dev extends partnership to enhance Belgrade's metro project

Credit: RATP Dev

RATP Dev has announced the extension of its partnership with the Serbian capital, Belgrade, for an additional year. The extension centres around the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) originally signed in June 2022, aimed at supporting the operation and maintenance of Belgrade’s three upcoming automatic metro lines, set to be operational from 2028.

This collaboration, which initially led to the signing of a commercial contract on 13 January 2023, has seen RATP Dev working closely alongside Belgrade’s Secretariat for Public Transit and the metro company Beogradski Metro i Voz (BMV). 

The Belgrade metro project is a significant infrastructure undertaking for Serbia, with the primary goal of alleviating traffic congestion in the city. The project is structured into three phases: the first line, spanning 21.8km with 21 stations, is scheduled for completion by 2028. The second line, covering 24.2km and featuring 26 stations, is expected to be operational by 2030. The third line, spanning 23km and comprising 22 stations, will follow in the subsequent phases of the project.

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The extension of the MoU highlights the trust that Serbian authorities have placed in the expertise of RATP Dev and the high-quality advisory services provided thus far. The “early operator” approach adopted by RATP Dev has proven to be successful, aligning well with the city’s vision for the metro project.

RATP Dev’s commitment to supporting the city across various facets of metro operation and maintenance includes a focus on enhancing passenger experience, addressing environmental concerns, ensuring user and employee safety and optimising the system’s overall life-cycle cost.

François Mazza, Director of RATP Dev’s Italy and Southeast Europe, said: “We are delighted to renew our partnership with the City of Belgrade. We will continue to put our expertise in automated metro systems to the service of this ambitious project, helping the client to design solutions to the highest international standards as soon as they are commissioned.”

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