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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.
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.
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 all of our 25 bus depots to electricity and biogas 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 London buses, to fully-automated metro lines in Doha and soon in Riyadh, and trams in Brest, 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
List of administrators
Ms Sarah Finkelstein, Transport Participations Director - APE
Mr Alexandre Gross, Chief of Department, Budget Ministry
Ms Corinne Fau, member of the board of Enedis and Director of Finance, Purchasing and Insurance
Mr Nicolas Ferrand, Executive Director of the Olympic Delivery Authority (Solidéo)
Ms Emmanuelle Gay, Regional and Interdepartmental Director of Equipment and Development in the Île-de-France Region
Mr Pierre-Alain Roche, Chief Executive Officer of the Mobility and Transports Division of the General Commission of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CGEDD)
Mr Augustin de Romanet de Beaune, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Paris
Mr Marc Guillaume, Prefect of the Île-de-France Region, Prefect of Paris
Mr Didier Trutt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IN Group
Individuals elected for their expertise in the field of transport or mobility policies
- Mr Bruno Angles, Chief operating officer, AG2R La Mondiale
- Mr Patrice Raulin, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Société Française du Tunnel Routier du Fréjus (SFTRF), former Chief Executive Officer of Lyon-Turin Ferroviaire
Individuals from a socio-economic background
- Ms Michèle Bellon, former Chief Executive officer of ERDF
- Ms Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of RATP
- Ms Magali Joëssel, manager of the Bpifrance investment fund Société de Projets Industriels (SPI)
Individuals representing public transport customers
- Mr Michel Babut, FNAUT (National Federation of Transport Users)
- Mr Stéphane Bernardelli, UNAF (National Union of Family Associations)
Elected representatives of towns or groups of towns concerned by the company's activity
- Nadia Desbois, Antony town councillor
- Maya Akkari, Member of the Paris City Council, delegate of the Mayor in the 18th arrondissement, in charge of policy for the city and community centres
Elected staff representatives
- Mr. Mohamed Bouzourene, independent
- Ms. Laurence De Wilde-Ghikh, Elected from the list submitted by UNSA
- Mr. Valérie Dadou, Elected from the list submitted by UNSA
- Mr. Gilles Roué, Elected from the list submitted by CGT
- Ms. Gaëlle Pedraza, Elected from the list submitted by CGT
- Mr. Abdelmalek El Hachemi, Elected from the list submitted by Rassemblement
- Mr. Luc Wallop, Elected from the list submitted by Rassemblement
- Mr. Fabien Renaud, Elected from the list submitted by CFE-CGC
- Mr. Hervé Techer, Elected from the list submitted by SUD
The Board of Directors
Economic and Strategic Committee (CES)
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Pierre-Alain Roche, Chief Executive Officer of the Mobility and Transport Division of the General Commission of the Environment and Sustainable Development, former Chief Executive of the Agence de l'Eau Seine-Normandie.
Vice-chairman: Ms Pedraza
Ms Bui Khoi Hung
Elected staff representatives:
Ms De Wilde-Ghikh
Mr. El Hachemi
4 State representatives
4 well-known figures
5 elected staff representatives
Committee for Technical and Technological Upgrading and Transport (CMTTT)
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Raulin, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Société Française du Tunnel Routier du Fréjus (SFTRF), former Chief Executive Officer of Lyon-Turin Ferroviaire
Vice-chairman: Mr. Roué
Mr. de Romanet
Elected staff representatives:
5 State representatives
4 well-known figures
4 elected staff representatives
Committee for Innovation and Customer Service (CISC)
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Arole Lamasse, employee/manager (UNSA), Head of Operations in the Operational Unit, to MTS.*
Vice-chairman: Mr. Babut
All the managers are members of this Committee
The Group’s Executive Committee, chaired by Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, is made up of eleven members. Each member has complete responsibility for one or more departments within the parent company or Group entities for which they act as referral agents.
- Jean Agulhon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Human Resources and Social Innovation, RATP Group Director of Human Resources
- Hiba Farès, RATP Dev Chief Executive Officer, Director of Customer Experience, Services and Marketing
- Paul Tirvaudey, Cabinet Director
- Sylvie Buglioni, member of the Executive Committee, Director of the Technical and Industrial pole
- Frédéric Tran Kiem, Director of Digital and Information Systems and Innovation
- Marie-Claude Dupuis, Director of Strategy, Sustainable Development and Real Estate
- Jérôme Harnois, Director in charge of Risk Management, Safety Issues and Institutional Affairs
- Anaïs Lançon, RATP Group Director of Communications, Commitment and Brand Strategy
- Jean-Yves Leclercq, RATP Group Director of Business and Financial Performance
- Philippe Martin, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Transport and Maintenance 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.