03/02/2020 On 1 February 2020, Patrick Jeantet officially took up his position as Keolis Group Executive Chairman. This follows his appointment by Keolis Group Supervisory Board on 5 November 2019.
The City of Paris has awarded the Keolis / Autocars Dominique / BE Green consortium the contract to operate the 100% electric bus route serving the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
The 59-month contract will begin on 1 February 2020 and end on 31 December 2024, the date on which all bus routes in Paris and its inner ring of suburbs will be opened up to competition.
Offering new solutions to Paris residents, particularly in terms of passenger information, constitutes another step on the way to Keolis becoming a key mobility actor in and around Paris as the sector opens to competition.
On 30th December 2019, Keolis’ Chinese joint venture Shanghai Keolis opened the last 3.88 km section of the Songjiang tram network.
The 31 km long network featuring 46 stations offers Songjiang residents and visitors a reliable, sustainable and comfortable shared mobility solution to move around the city. The network is expected to carry 170,000 passengers per day and to reduce urban journeys by car.
Present in the country since 2014, Keolis continues to grow its footprint in China and reinforce its position as a world leader in tram operations
On 21 December 2019, the Ivorian authorities in charge of the project, coordinated by the Minister of Transport, signed addendum number 2 approving the technical and financial offer submitted by the Abidjan rail transport company
(STAR - Société des Transports Abidjanais sur Rail). The addendum was signed in the presence of Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
Following the recent launches of fully electric bus rapid transit (BRT) services in several cities in France, Keolis has contributed to the launch of Pau’s hydrogen BRT service, a global first for an 18 metre long vehicle. This new service is part of the city public transport network and part of its global overhaul. Inaugurated by François Bayrou, Mayor and President of the Pau Béarn Pyrénées intercommunal area1, it was opened to the public on 17 December 2019. This innovative, sustainable mode of transport serves 14 stations along a six kilometre long dedicated BRT lane with priority at crossroads. This major milestone concludes a key year for electro-mobility for Keolis, confirming its position as a leading operator in terms of alternative energies to diesel.