One year after taking over operations and maintenance of the Welsh rail network on behalf of Transport for Wales (TfW), TfW Rail Services (operated by KeolisAmey Wales) recently shortlisted the start-ups that will join the Lab by Transport for Wales in January 2020. An open innovation initiative for the benefit of travelers in Wales.
12 December 2019 - Keolis has purchased 259 fully electric buses made by the manufacturer BYD for the Netherlands and 88 fully electric buses from the manufacturer Yugong Eurobus Skandinavia for the city of Bergen in Norway. The purchases come in the wake of two new contracts for Keolis: one from the provinces of Overijssel, Flevoland and Gelderland in the Netherlands to operate and maintain 300 e-buses for a period of ten years; and a second from Skyss, Bergen’s public transport authority, to operate and maintain 136 mainly electric buses for a period of nine and a half years.
Under the 20-year contract awarded by Qatar Rail to RKH Qitarat, the joint venture made up of Keolis, RATP Dev and Hamad Group started operating the Gold Line on Doha’s driverless metro on 22 November. This 14-km long line has 11 stations and passengers can change to the Red Line at Musheireb.
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
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.