Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, has started operating a new real-time on-demand transport service in Newcastle, as part of its Smart City Program. This new service builds on the success of existing on-demand services in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, where ridership continues to grow by over 5% each month. It provides the local community and visitors a better access to public transport and aims to shift from private cars to public transport
The group also won four other prizes, as well as being highly commended in five categories for its operations in the UK, France and Denmark
05/11/2019 Joel Lebreton, Keolis Group Supervisory Board Chairman, appointed Patrick Jeantet as Keolis Group Executive Chairman during an extraordinary Supervisory Board meeting on Tuesday 5th November. Patrick Jeantet will begin as Keolis Group Executive Chairman in early 2020. During the transition period which began on November 1st, Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke, Keolis Group Finance and Legal Executive Director, has been acting Chairwoman.
From 29 October to 3 December 2019, Keolis will be embarking on a tour of seven cities throughout France – Le Mans, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Salon-de-Provence, Prenois, Bouxières-aux-Dames and Comines – to promote more sustainable forms of mobility across the country. The group's alternative energy experts will be presenting their vision of various clean energies (bio NGV , electric and hydrogen) as well as existing rolling stock to public transport authorities in order to feed their reflection on the challenges of climate change within their territory. Following launches of fully electric bus rapid transit (BRT) services in Amiens and Bayonne-Biarritz in 2019, this initiative is further evidence of the group's desire to make mobility more environmentally friendly.
In a busy first year, KeolisAmey Wales has introduced new services, increased capacity, improved stations and created new jobs as part of an ambitious 6 billion-euro contract.