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A few words about the RATP Group
We provide cities with answers to all their public transport needs. We aim to be a true strategic partner for them, offering mobility solutions and urban services, tailor-made and adapted to all their stakeholders.
We export our expertise across the globe by designing, implementing and overseeing the day-to-day running of mobility solutions and innovative services, in order to make the city more human.
We have the firm conviction that we can contribute to the long-term transformation of cities and their inhabitants' lives.
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The Group’s personality traits
Our personality traits convey the daily commitment of the RATP group and its employees:
- People at the core
Passengers, city inhabitants, employees... We pay special attention to people in all our reflections and implementations.
- Service-oriented culture
We are much more than just a mobility operator. We maintain a culture of partnership, listening and understanding of the specific needs of each customer. Our ambition is to provide personalised, useful and innovative solutions for cities where one feels at home.
We aim to ensure our activities’ financial, technical, operational, social and environmental performance. This is what enables us to create sustainable value for all our stakeholders, serving our customers and the development of our teams.
- Responsibility and inclusion
Our Group culture, our DNA, is built on ethics, compliance and social and societal responsibility. We are committed to being a player in the transformation of cities and we are working to ensure that our impact is positive and contributes towards shaping better cities.
The strength of an integrated Group
Expertise in all transport modes
An integrated company, we have developed unique transversal expertise in operations, maintenance and engineering. This provides us with a thorough understanding of all types of urban transport across the chain, starting with the preliminary studies and advice given to local authorities, through to the running and maintenance of complex networks.
We have a unique and global insight into the life cycle of a transport infrastructure spanning over several decades. This allows us to design innovative yet reliable, economical and sustainable solutions for local authorities and companies, which are adapted to their needs.
Strongly established in the Île-de-France region
Historic operator of the Paris metro, we operate and maintain a multi-modal network in the Île-de-France region that ensures the continuity, quality, performance and security of over 3.3 billion journeys per year: 206 km of lines and 302 metro stations, 117 km of regional train lines (RER) and 66 stations, plus a 105 km of tram network, 4,700 buses, etc.
For this, we work in close collaboration with Île-de-France Mobilités, the organising authority for public transport in the Paris-Île-de-France region, responsible for organising, coordinating and financing public transport for the region’s passengers. Together, we strive to improve our networks, in particular by increasing the number of people responsible for passenger services, assistance and security. The 2016-2020 contract plans to invest 8.5 billion euros in upgrading and developing the network, which includes 4.2 billion euros of its own funds. Extension work is currently under way on four of our 14 metro lines.
Our Bus2025 plan, together with the support of Île-de-France Mobilités, aims to make major technological and ecological transformation by converting our entire fleet of 4,700 buses to low-carbon emission by 2025.
Thanks to our Métro2030 plan, the metro is currently undergoing one of the largest upgrading programmes since its creation. Capitalising on our expertise, and as part of a global approach, each line will be completely upgraded before 2030 to ensure that Paris becomes the city of tomorrow.
We are one of the key players in the creation of the Grand Paris Express, which will double the Paris metro network by 2030:
- Both the north (to Saint-Denis Pleyel business centre) and south (up to Orly airport) extensions of automatic line 14 will triple its length, forming the back bone of the new network;
- To ensure smooth and easy connections, studies and adaptation work has already started on the metro and suburban railway stations that will interconnect with future lines.
Our Group is present across four continents, from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to metros in Seoul and Mumbai, and trams in Tucson, Hong-Kong and Florence.
Whether for the designing of a whole transport network, operating or developing existing networks, we adapt to the needs and particularities of our customers with custom solutions to meet local needs.
The powerful presence of our Group is now highly structured, owning subsidiaries and entities with complementary skills. Thanks to our six main areas of expertise, we are winning contracts all over the world in both transport and engineering sectors and the transformation of public spaces:
- Urban mobility
Operates and maintains the Paris regional network, one of the densest multimodal networks in the world.
Operates and maintains urban and intercity networks in France and abroad.
- Infrastructure management
Infrastructure management of the historic network in Île-de-France.
The Group can rely on the expertise of RATP's internal engineering department: definition of the requirement, design study, monitoring of the execution and acceptance of the rolling stock, infrastructures and urban transport systems, across all modes.
- Urban services
RATP Travel Retail (formerly known as Promométro), Management and deployment of retail spaces on the transport network in France and conduction of consultancy work abroad.
RATP Connect (formerly known as Telcité), Deployment, operations and maintenance of a fibre optic network.
RATP Real Estate (formerly known as SEDP), Real estate management and engineering.
RATP Habitat (formerly known as Logis-Transports), Management and construction of social housing in the Île-de-France region.
RATP Coopération, Support for developing countries experiencing significant increases in city populations.
RATP Smart Systems (formerly known as IXXI), Mobility assistance solutions in the fields of ticketing, passenger information and operation support systems.
- Investment funds
RATP Capital Innovation
Investment funds dedicated to SMEs, VSEs and start-ups, new forms of mobility players and smart city occupations.
Supports general interest projects in the heart of the Group’s operational regions, in France and abroad.
Framework and Governance
The RATP Group
Overseen by an EPIC (Industrial and Commercial Public Undertaking), RATP is a state-funded public corporation. The board of directors is governed by the so-called “three-thirds rule”: a third of its representatives must be from the French State, a third must be employee representatives, and the remaining third must be “qualified people”.
The Board of Directors
Presided over by Catherine Guillouard, the Executive Committee (Comex) is made up of nine members each having full responsibility for one or several departments which includes the management of their day-to-day operations.
A new legal and economic model for its historical market
RATP operates its historical networks in the Île-de-France region as part of a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités, the organising authority for public transport in the Paris Île-de-France region.
The ARAF (French rail regulatory body) law of 3 November 2009 on the organisation and regulation of rail transport reformed the RATP’s legal and economic model for the first time since 1948. This law (article 5) has adapted the passenger transport regulations for the Île-de-France region to the European OSP regulations regarding the opening to competition of passenger transport in 2009 .
The public transport market in the Île-de-France region is now open to competition. Île-de-France Mobilités must ensure competition between Île-de-France operators for all new services. For all existing networks, a transition period has been planned:
- 15 years for the bus network;
- 20 years for the tram network;
- 30 years for the metro and the RER suburban lines networks.
RATP owns the Île-de-France infrastructure networks that it operates (metro, tram and RER suburban lines). It is responsible for managing and ensuring the safety of these networks and also keeping them in good condition.
The rolling stock (buses, metro, RER suburban lines and tram) is owned by Île-de-France Mobilités.