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RATP renews Hitachi Rail’s contract for the maintenance of Paris’ Metro and tramway networks (PDF Type, 249kbytes)

January 24, 2022

RATP renews Hitachi Rail’s contract for the maintenance of Paris’ Metro and tramway networks
  • The contract worth €33m is a continuation of Hitachi Rail’s historic partnership of more than 100 years with the Paris metro
  • Since 1913, Hitachi Rail has provided RATP with comprehensive, uninterrupted maintenance services which today ensures the 24/7 availability of daily transport for millions of passengers in Ile-de-France.
  • A major player in the global rail industry, Hitachi Rail helps its customers transition towards safer and more sustainable urban mobility

Champs-Élysées Clemenceau station where Hitachi’s maintenance team is based

24 January, 2022 – Hitachi Rail and RATP, the operator of the Paris metro, have signed a new contract worth €33m for maintenance services for a period of four years, renewing a relationship that ensures 24/7 availability of the metro’s services for millions of passengers.

The contract covers preventive and corrective maintenance of signalling devices and installations on nine lines of the Paris metro and seven tramway lines operated by RATP. Hitachi’s scope of work also includes assistance to the RATP for track work.

Hitachi Rail’s maintenance teams will operate 24/7 to ensure the reliability of the daily journeys of millions of commuters and visitors in the heart of the city of Paris. This contract continues an historic partnership between the Paris metro and Hitachi Rail’s French subsidiary since the launch of the very first metro, more than a century ago.

Gilles Pascault, President of Hitachi Rail in France, said, “This contract is proof of RATP’s confidence in the services and technologies deployed by Hitachi Rail to contribute to sustainable urban mobility projects in Ile-de-France. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Hitachi Rail’s teams remain determined and committed to partnering with their client to provide maintenance services that meet the highest standards, to ensure the continuity, reliability and safety of transport for essential workers every day.”

A key player in the global railway industry, Hitachi Rail offers its clients a comprehensive range of advanced solutions and technologies for railway signalling and systems integration, rolling stock, as well as the service, operation and maintenance of conventional and fully autonomous rail systems, to support the transition to more sustainable and decarbonised mobility and societies.

About Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions. With a presence in 38 countries across six continents and over 12,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are proud of our global achievements, from our world -famous ‘bullet trains’, to our signalling solutions and turnkey projects, state–of-the-art traffic management and digital solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society.
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