The first tram network operated by Keolis in China
After being awarded a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Songjiang tram network in August 2018, Shanghai Keolis1, the joint-venture between Shanghai Shentong Metro Group and Keolis, undertook the detailed operational preparedness required. This included staff recruitment, formulating rules and regulations, organisational structure, emergency planning, testing of the system and expertise review. All of which led to the
successful opening of a first section of the network on December 26, 2018.
Songjiang is a suburban district of Shanghai which counts 1.8 million residents. The initial section of the tram line is 13.9 km-long and includes 20 stations and covers the area from Canghua Rd station in the west to Zhongchen Rd station in the east which serves residential areas and universities. The tram also connects to Shanghai’s metro line 9, enabling residents in the area to benefit from an integrated shared mobility network which is efficient and environmentally friendly.