Shanghai Keolis is awarded its first ever tram contract in China

Posted: 29 August 2018 | | No comments yet

Winning the contract to transport approximately 170,000 passengers per day by tram is a huge success for Keolis’ Chinese joint venture.


Songjiang Tramway has awarded Keolis’ Chinese joint venture, Shanghai Keolis its first tram contract in China.

The five-year contract covers the operation and maintenance of the first tram network in the Songjiang District, located in the southwest of Shanghai.

This new network covers two lines (T1 and T2) with 46 stations, for a total length of 31km. It will facilitate the day-to-day mobility of the district’s 1.8 million residents and connect to Shanghai’s existing metro Line 9.

The network will open in two phases. The first 13.9km of track, and its 20 stations, is scheduled to open on 25 December 2018. The second will see the full network enter service in mid-2019. It is expected to carry approximately 170,000 passengers per day, using 30 Citadis trams made by Alstom.

Trams will run on average every 10 minutes when the network is first opened. Services will operate from 05:00 to 23:00.

This new project is another important milestone for Keolis, and follows the launch of Pujiang Line – the first automated driverless metro in Shanghai, and the contract award for the new rapid transit metro of Shanghai International Airport.

“The Songjiang Tram project is another important milestone for Shanghai Keolis in this enduring partnership between Keolis Group and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group to better address and support growing urban mobility needs in China,” said Bernard Tabary, International CEO at Keolis.