Shanghai Keolis has been awarded a contract to operate and maintain Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s automated rapid transit transport system.
The new 7.8km-long line is expected to open in June 2019 connecting terminals T1 and T2 to two new terminals: S1 and S2.
Shanghai International Airport decided to extend Pudong International Airport to increase its capacity to 80 million travellers per year, and to build a metro line that would connect all four terminals.
The line will be equipped with CBTC technology, to enable operations at higher frequencies with or without a driver, have an estimated daily ridership of 250,000 passengers and a service headway at peak hours of every four minutes. CRRC will build the 94m-long trainsets.
Keolis’s International CEO Bernard Tabary said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Pudong International contract, which in addition to reinforcing our reliability as a partner to Chinese authorities, confirms Keolis’ worldwide expertise in automated and CBTC metro operations.”