Commuter, Regional and Inter-city Rail services plus Light Rail

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Keolis has been in the UK since the beginning of rail privatisation in 1996. Today Keolis UK employs over 11,000 people across the UK franchises, helping to deliver one in every three rail journeys in the country. For each of these ventures, Keolis has brought its depth of international experience and combined that with the knowledge of a partner who understands the local rail market and the specific needs of the UK consumer. In total, Keolis has holdings in three joint ventures which operate four franchises overall.

Key Facts:

  • 20 million passenger journeys every year
  • 11,000 employees

Joint Ventures:

  • Govia (35% Keolis and 65% Go-Ahead Group) operates:
    • Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN)
    • London Midland
  • FirstKeolis (45% Keolis and 55% FirstGroup) operates First Transpennine Express
  • KeolisAmey (70% Keolis and 30% Amey) operates Docklands Light Railway (London)
    • 5 stations
    • 40km of track
    • 149 carriages Carried a record-breaking
    • 105 million passengers in 2014
  • Nottingham Trams Ltd  (80% Keolis and 20% Trent Barton) operates Nottingham tram
    • Public Private Partnership
    • First tramway in the country to be fully accessible (meeting the Disability Discrimination Act guidelines)
    • 7.9 million riders in 2014