SAPTCO launched its plan for developing and diversifying its transportation services in 2007, under which it adopted a project for strategic development (SAPTCO metro) as a step to contribute to the development of transportation within the kingdom.
SAPTCO executed an agreement with its french partner – ratp dev, in establishing the camco company that was awarded a contract from the royal commission for riyadh city (rcrc) on 17 sept 2018; for operating and maintaining two of the six lines of the metro. the first line (blue line: distance 38 km) and the second line (red line: distance 25.3 km) in riyadh for twelve (12) years, is jointly owned by the french ratp company (80%) and saudi public transport company “SAPTCO” (20%).
This strategic step serves as a preparation for launching metro and train services, as part of the projects of public transportation across the kingdom, in particular between cities with high population densities.
The services of SAPTCO metro involve a number of target activities, such as metro, tram and monorail services. for the record, ratp dev, which has a global reputation in the field of public transportation, is owned by its parent company (ratp) which operates in 12 countries, through 98 branches all over the world. furthermore, the company manages 71 multiple and integrated networks, with 58,000 personnel. consequently, ratp is considered to be one of the largest companies globally in the fields of public transportation operation and maintenance. for more information about ratp dev company, please visit the company website: www.ratpdev.com