Keolis awarded a new contract in Greater Montreal, Canada

Keolis has been awarded a new contract by Exo, a public transport authority in Greater Montreal, to operate 16 buses across Greater Montreal. The 12-month contract will take effect on 30th March 2020 and includes an option for two renewals of up to six additional months.

This temporary service will transport passengers while construction work is being carried out on the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) across Greater Montreal between Deux-Montagnes station and Central station, 45 km away, in the centre of Montreal. The service will run between 5 am and 12:15 am, Monday to Friday.[1] 

[1] There will be no service at weekends.

Each bus is over 13 metres long and has 52 seats.

Keolis will recruit 30 new employees to run this new service.

Keolis has been operating in Canada since 2002. It has around 1,000 employees and operates buses, coaches, tram networks, autonomous electric shuttles and school buses (including fully electric ones), making Keolis Canada the largest operator of type C electric school buses in North America.