The TCL network covers 73 municipalities and manages close to 1.7 million journeys daily. It is France’s largest public transport network outside the Paris region and has the national record for the highest number of journeys per inhabitant, which stands at more than 350 trips per year.
The contract is Keolis’ largest both in terms of revenues and passenger journeys. It acts as a showcase of the company’s multimodal expertise and operational efficiency. In the greater Lyon area, Keolis operates metro, streetcar, funicular, trolleybus, bus and autonomous electric shuttle lines and consistently achieves high levels of customer satisfaction.
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Annie Guillemot, SYTRAL’s Chairwoman, and Jean-Pierre Farandou, Keolis’ Chairman, will sign the new contract in the coming weeks.
Under the new agreement, passengers will enjoy higher-performance, with improvements in sustainable and accessible mobility. Operational costs will be kept under control and the city’s natural and cultural heritage will be preserved.
Keolis’ bid provides solutions for the network’s optimisation and to meet the requirements and expectations of SYTRAL’s ambitious policy for increasing passenger numbers. This will be achieved in partnership by delivering increased customer satisfaction, operational excellence, dealing more efficiently with fare evasion and support for future projects of the organizing authority.
In line with SYTRAL’s expectations, Keolis will seek to enhance the network’s overall economic performance throughout the duration of the contract.
The new contract’s key figures
- Cumulated revenues (six years): €2.2 billion
- Funds allocated (over six years): €1.4 billion
- Value of assets under management: over €4 billion
The TCL network – key figures
- 56.5 million km travelled per year, 500 million trips per year : Ridership up 18% in four years
- 4 metro lines, 5 streetcar lines, 2 funicular lines and more than 130 bus and trolleybus lines
- 400,000 subscribers
- 4,400 employees
- 2015 revenues: €370 million
I’m delighted by the trust SYTRAL’s governing committee has unanimously bestowed on us. It confirms Keolis’ standing as transport experts capable of operating a high performance urban network, combining all modes of transport, and of innovating – as demonstrated by the recent launch at Confluence of the Navly driverless electric shuttles