Through its joint venture in China, Keolis opened a new section of the Songjiang tram network on 10 August, bringing its total coverage up to 27 kilometres and the number of stations served to 40. In a bid to reduce numbers of urban car journeys, the network is intended to carry some 170,000 passengers per day. This milestone is important for Songjiang residents and visitors to it – who are now able to rely on a sustainable and comfortable shared mobility solution for getting around the city –, as well as for Keolis, which is bolstering its presence in China and shoring up its position as a leading global tram operator.
On Thursday, June 20th , the new UTP Executive Board unanimously elected Jean-Pierre Farandou as chairman President for the next two years. Keolis' President and CEO succeeds to Thierry Mallet in the role. The UTP is the French Public Transport Association, a professional union bringing together major public transport companies.
Published on 31-05-2019
In 2018, Keolis reached the 'GC advanced' level, the highest ranking of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest social responsibility initiative with over 13,000 participants in 170 countries.
From 9 to 12 June 2019, all urban public transport operators will meet in Stockholm for the 2019 edition of the UITP Global Summit. As an expert in shared mobility and preferred partner of PTAs, Keolis will showcase its expertise in integrated multimodal transport networks as well as its latest innovations.
This week Keolis began operating 43 fully electric buses on three of the four new bus rapid transit (BRT) routes in Amiens on behalf of Amiens Métropole. Called Nemo, these four new BRT routes, make up the backbone of the whole Ametis public transport network where they are expected to constitute more than 70% of total network traffic across the Amiens intercommunal area. Amiens Métropole and Keolis forecast an increase of 28% in passenger numbers over the next five years as a result of this new network. This BRT system is the first of its kind in France and represents a major milestone in the roll-out of Keolis’ electro-mobility strategy which will see the Group become France’s leading operator of electric shared mobility networks by the end of 2019.