Shanghai Keolis completes Songjiang tram network
Posted: 3 January 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The 31km-long network now includes 46 stations serving residential areas, universities and the Shanghai metro network.
The news comes after the joint venture was awarded a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Songjiang tram network in August 2018, and the opening of a first section (13.9 km) at the end of 2018, followed by a second section (12.86 km) in August 2019.
Songjiang is a suburban district of Shanghai with a population of 1.8 million and the tram network project was initiated by Songjiang Transportation Investment Operation Group to offer a more sustainable and reliable shared mobility solution to Songjiang residents, reducing the use of cars and other vehicles.
The tram network is expected to carry 170,000 passengers per day, with the service being operated with 30 Citadis trams made by Alstom.
Over 140 employees, including drivers, customer service and maintenance employees, are working on a daily basis to enhance the passenger experience, and ensure the tram network is a success amongst residents and visitors alike.