The Group at a glance
The RATP Group is the world's fifth largest public transport company operating all modes of collective mobility – bus, metro, trains and trams. In Île-de-France it runs, maintains, modernises and develops one of the world’s densest multimodal networks. Every day it transports over 10 million people. RATP and its subsidiaries export this expertise across all continents. United by their sense of public service, the Group’s 56,000 men and women share the same objective: allowing passengers to travel calmly, quickly and as comfortably as possible.
4 billion journeys a year in Île-de-France
RATP operates on its historic market, one of the world's largest multimodal networks. It comprises:
- 14 metro lines
- 2 RER (regional express train) lines
- 3 tram lines
- more than 300 bus lines
- an automatic shuttle service connecting the Paris Orly airport to the capital.
This public network is one of the densest in the world, serving 11 million residents concentrated in a 12,000 square-kilometre area.
5th World public transport operator
In the new European competitive environment, the RATP Group has become more ambitious than ever positioning itself as a high performance public service company with both a national and international outlook, even as it continues to nurture its historic Île-de-France roots through the Greater Paris Express project.
The RATP Group is growing and developing in France and throughout the world, relying largely on its subsidiary RATP Dev. It operates in 12 countries:
A seminal year
In December, 2009, RATP’s legal and economic model was altered for the first time since 1949, following the enactment of new European regulations on urban transport as well as France’s ORTF law (relating to the organisation and regulation of rail transport), which clarifies STIF, the transport organising authority, and RATP’s respective roles in Île-de-France. Noting the arrival of competition, the authorities have opted to solidify RATP’s status as a public service company and help it make the necessary adjustments. The RATP group’s national and international vocation, as specified under France’s 2000 SRU law (relating to solidarity and urban renovation), has been strengthened. RATP benefits today from an uncontested and durable business model creating a clear framework for its future.
Duration of transition for Île-de-France network operations as of 1 January, 2010:
- immediately for all new bus, tramway and metro services
- 15 years for existing bus networks
- 20 years for existing tramway networks
- 30 years for existing metro and RER networks
cities and between urban and rural areas. Bringing people closer to their workplace, family, friends or wherever they want to go.
Taking a long-term view of transportation, focusing on the future. Working today on projects that will shape tomorrow’s world.
Getting all our employees to embrace common goals and sharing a range of cultures and types of expertise that are complementary and unequalled, so that future challenges can be faced. This means building bridges between diff erent entities to encourage internal mobility.
Doing everything we can to make residents feel closer to their city and the surrounding area. Improving accessibility and helping people to discover and enjoy the places they live in. Listening to local representatives and transport authorities to better meet their expectations.
Expanding in the Ile-de-France region and abroad by encouraging the sharing of knowhow.
Ensuring that our excellence and expertise serves all our customers. Combining the imperative of absolute safety with the audacity to reinvent the travel experience.
Encouraging social inclusion by bridging the divide between city centre and disenfranchised urban areas.
Creating synergy between all aspects of public transport and integrating them across the value chain, from design through to maintenance. Using our unique multimodal experience to combine all types of transport and improve the travel experience for everyone. Reducing the time between one bus and the next, the bus and the next tram, the tram and the next metro, and the metro and the next train.
Showing every day that investing in talent and creativity can deliver sustainable, efficient solutions.