Keolis and STIF sign 20 bus operation contracts in Greater Paris

01-31-2017. On Tuesday 31 January 2017, following a year of negotiations, STIF, the public transport authority for Greater Paris, and Keolis, signed twenty operation contracts for bus networks in the region, aimed at improving passenger services. Each of these new four-year contracts cover the period from 2017 to 2020. Five additional contracts are currently being negotiated, and are expected to be signed shortly. The contracts will generate a combined revenue of approximately €750 million, enabling Keolis to strengthen its position as a benchmark for transport in the Greater Paris region.

These new contracts establish a long-term framework that will enable the implementation of a bus network in Greater Paris, as designed by STIF. They are intended to accelerate improvements to the bus networks in the coming months.

These contracts will allow Keolis to run, on behalf of STIF, a number of ambitious trials in Greater Paris in the areas of alternative energies and new forms of mobility.

As part of their partnership, STIF and Keolis plan to raise standards in terms of service quality and fare evasion.

Keolis’ proposals involve ambitious, innovative solutions that will provide STIF with the best service at the lowest cost.

I’m delighted by the trust the transport union for Greater Paris has placed in us. The signing of these contracts will enable us to imagine together mobility solutions needed for the Grand Paris metro project and the Greater Paris region. Keolis will continue to leverage its expertise in operations and customer experience, as well as its innovation strategy for new forms of mobility and digital technology.


Jean-Pierre Farandou, Keolis Executive Chairman

Keolis in the Greater Paris region:

Key stats

  • 4,100 employees
  • 2,100 vehicles
  • 25 subsidiaries

Overview of activities

  • Regular lines: Versailles and Vélizy (Phébus), Seine Saint-Denis and Val d’Oise (Keolis-CIF), Essonne (Draveil, Vigneux, Evry, Corbeil, Athis-Mons, Monthléry, Etampes).
  • Specialised public services: Fileo (Europe’s leading on-demand public transport service), PAM75, PAM94, bus stations (Roissypôle, La Défense, etc.), school bus services, regional night bus Noctilien.
  • Private services: Le Bus Direct – Paris Aéroport (formerly Cars Air France), hotel (CDG) and airport (CDG, Orly) shuttles, company shuttles, SNCF replacement buses (planned and unplanned), tourism / incoming.