KeolisRATP to operate and maintain Doha Metro Dec 08, 2017 0 217 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaA joint venture partnership of the French company Keolis and infrastructure asset management specialist RATP has been named as the operator of the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram. The appointment follows a highly rigorous process led by Qatar Rail, which involved extensive reviews of offers received from international bidders, the company said in a statement on Thursday. In announcing the selection, Qatar Rail highlighted a number of differentiators that led to the selection of KeolisRATP. Minister of Transport and Communiction HE Jassim Saif al Suailti, who is also the vice chairman of Qatar Rail, said,"Aside from their world-renowned experience, a well-designed staffing plan, innovative approaches to service delivery and a strong transition experience have all been crucial factors in our selection of KeolisRATP. With a solid history of demonstrated improvements in on-time performance at other agencies and global experience with implementing programs and best practices to ensure the highest levels of fleet maintenance and vehicle appearance, we look forward to working with them in delivering and maintaining a state of the art transport system serving Qatar."Qatar Rail will remain accountable and will oversee the operation and maintenance of the network. Under the terms of the contract, the joint venture will see Keolis and RATP responsible for operating and maintaining both the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram. Qatar Rail will see all activities which will be the operational responsibility of Keolis and RATP. This will include the day-to-day running of both networks, including operation of the control room, customer service provisions, security and revenue protection and roaming strain staff and drivers. Pages 123 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES UK to invest QR21 bn to finance projects in Qatar Dec 08, 2017 0 560 US energy secretary visits QP's Ras Laffan Industrial City Dec 08, 2017 0 401 Brent crude likely to hit $70 a barrel by mid 2018: Report Dec 08, 2017 0 112 MEC issues 214 sale and 470 promotional licences in November Doha: The Ministry of Economy and Commerce issued 241 sale licences, 301 Al Sharq Festival licences and 470 promotional offer licences in November, it said in a statement on Thursday. The promotional licences issued .. Bitcoin roars to soar past $15,000 London: Bitcoin soared past $15,000 to a fresh record on Thursday, triggering warnings about the cryptocurrency's rapid ascent ahead of its looming launch on mainstream markets. After passing the $15,000 mark for ..