Didier Cazelles joins Keolis as Deputy CEO, head of the Territories branch in France. As of 1 July, he takes over from Jacky Pacreau, who has chosen to retire. This appointment gives him a seat on the Group’s Management Committee. Fabrice Lepoutre, Managing Director of EFFIA Stationnement, Keolis’ parking subsidiary, joins the Management Committee as a new member. His nomination symbolises the increasing importance of parking in our territorial mobility policies. They both report to Frédéric Baverez, Keolis Group Executive Director France. The Keolis Management Committee, which now has 15 members, is one of the group’s two steering and coordination bodies, along with the Executive Committee. These two committees help to define the Group’s strategic directions.
On 2 July 2019, Île-de-France Mobilités, the public transport authority for the Paris Île-de-France region chose Keolis for the launch and operation of Tram 9 and the Bord de l’Eau bus network in the Val-de-Marne department. This new five-and-a-half-year public service delegation contract will start in the next few weeks. With this contract, Keolis – the world's leading tram operator – has won the first call for tender issued by Île-de-France Mobilités to operate a rail system, strengthening its aim of becoming a major mobility player in the Île-de-France region as it opens up to competition.
Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, Dijon and Tours’ tram systems distinguished in the study in France. Trams in Bergen in Norway, Manchester and Nottingham in the UK and Melbourne and Gold Coast in Australia delivering strong performances around the world. For Keolis Group Executive Chairman Jean-Pierre Farandou the results reflect the vision and determination of Keolis’ public transport authority partners who recognise the high return on investment offered by trams for passengers.
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis has once again chosen Keolis to operate the Métropole Mobilité Aix-en-Provence – its transport network, for a period of nine years. With projected average annual revenue of €47 million, the new contract will take effect on 4 November 2019. Keolis’ task will be to improve the transport services across the four communes making up the Pays d’Aix area and to transition the network over to a more global, more sustainable and more connected form of mobility. Over the period of the contract, Keolis has committed to increasing passenger numbers by 31% and boosting revenue by 40% across the whole network. Having recently taken over management of Antibes-Sophia Antipolis and Menton, this is the third consecutive contract that the group has landed in the Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, thus shoring up its position as a leading urban and suburban transport provider.
The 9½ year bus contract will see Keolis operating a fleet that runs on 100% renewable energy, consisting of 136 mainly electric buses. Synergies between the new bus operation and Keolis’ light rail network will offer passengers a more integrated mobility offer. Keolis’ track record in operating worldwide bus networks and light rail guarantees a solid expertise base for Bergen’s public transport users.