A network committed to the energy transition
This new transport service is a major commitment for the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis and Keolis, and is in line with a more sustainable approach to mobility. By 2024, the new fleet made up of 204 thermal-combustion buses will be entirely replaced by electric and hybrid ones. 52% of this fleet will run exclusively on electricity.
A more connected passenger experience
Starting in January 2020, Keolis will deploy an open payment system on the Bus Rapid Transit service, before extending it to the rest of the network in September 2020. Not yet in use in the region, open payment will mean that passengers can purchase and validate their tickets with their contactless credit/debit cards or smartphones directly on the bus, irrespective of who they bank with.
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis will be France's third urban area to introduce this new ticketing solution, which has proven popular with users since it was launched in Dijon in 2018.