Heading to the west ! After having conquered Valves in 2017, Lorient, 2018, RATP Dev would be good winner at Brest in 2019. The subsidiary of the famous governance of the paris metro will provide at the beginning of October a costed proposal to the city of Brest to be network operator Bookshelves of the agglomeration of brittany, a market of 40 million euros held for decades by the SNCF, through its subsidiary, urban public transport Keolis.
A match SNCF-RATP to know who will operate a twenty bus lines, a tram line and a urban cable-car in the Finistère, this is surprising. Nothing is more common in reality. The calls of the public transport of the French cities are often the scene of a game with three players : a fierce competition between the two leaders, Keolis and Transdev (a subsidiary of the Caisse des dépôts), and the challenger RATP Dev.
“RATP Dev ? When they hold you, they you don’t let go “, said Pierre Le Bodo, president of the centre-Gulf of Morbihan-Vannes agglomeration, reminiscing smile to the lips in bitter negotiations of 2016, when the subsidiary of the régie parisian scoop to Transdev, the public transport market of the metropolis morbihannaise that the operator outgoing managed but for the past forty years.
A careful selection of targets
Is that the new small is very hungry. Created by its parent company, from scratch fifteen years ago to be able to develop outside the paris region, RATP Dev has an ambitious roadmap. The company, headed by a woman, Laurence Batlle, today generates more than 1.2 billion euros of turnover (compared to 6.6 and 5.4 for Transdev and Keolis) and has the target of achieving $ 2.2 billion in 2022.
In this context, the RATP Dev has decided to make the Big West a land of conquests. However, the parisian company has just planted its flags in a territory where Keolis-SNCF is securely…