On 23 November 2018, the Metropolitan Council of Greater Nancy awarded Keolis the operation of its public transport network. The six year contract begins on 1 January 2019 and will generate a cumulative turnover of 346.8 million euros. This future public service delegation contract includes a major project to replace the existing rubber-tyred trams with trams that run on steel wheels. The network will also serve a larger population, with an increased employment catchment area, Keolis has committed to better integrate the local public transport and deliver seamless connections between Nancy and the various communes of the Métropole.
On 15 November 2018, Orléans Metropole, the local transport authority, renewed its trust in Keolis for the operation and maintenance of its public transport network, known as Tao. The new contract will start on 1 January 2019 for a six-year period and is expected to generate a cumulative revenue of 395 million euros. In order to deliver a 100% electric transport network, Keolis will provide support to Orléans Métropole to achieve its ambitious objectives, this includes the renewal of the entire bus fleet with electric vehicles by 2024. Tao will then become the French transport network with the lowest level of carbon emissions. A range of innovative mobility services will also be introduced, including contactless payment on-board buses and trams, which will enhance the passenger experience.
On 19 November 2018, the French government named the Hello Paris consortium, comprised of Keolis and RATP Dev, as the operator of CDG Express, a new rail service which will provide a direct link between Paris Gare de l’Est (Paris-East station) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. This new line is expected to open on 1 January 2024 ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
11-16-2018 On 15 November 2018, the city of Rennes launched a trial of autonomous vehiclwes on the campus of Rennes 1 university, to be run by Keolis as part of the STAR public transport network. Supported by the expertise of Keolis, a pioneer in shared mobility, this service serves to strengthen the city’s innovation strategy.
On 7 November 2018, Keolis launched for the first time in France KE'OP its new, dynamic shared mobility service on-demand, which will enable faster, easier and more comfortable journeys in the Bordeaux metropolitan area, to serve its major residential and business areas, an area that spans approximately 50 km² which includes the university campus, the airport and several hospitals. This new mobility service also provides connections to the public transport network of the metropole - notably tram lines A and B.