US: Keolis renews rail contracts for Boston and Washington D.C. areas

15th June 2020

On 15 June Keolis received a four-year extension to operate commuter rail in the Boston region. With the base operating contract due to expire in June 2022, the extended contract will run until June 2026. On 5 June Keolis was awarded a five-year extension to its current contract to operate the commuter rail in Central and Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area. Due to expire in July 2020, the extended contract will run until July 2025. These contract extensions reflect the confidence of transport authorities in Keolis as a partner and open the way for delivering even greater benefits to rail users in North America.

PARIS - Following last week’s five-year extension to the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) contract in the Virginia and Washington D.C. area, Keolis this week received a four-year extension from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on its commuter rail contract to operate and maintain trains in the Boston region.

" This is a real milestone for Keolis North America and the Keolis Group and we are proud to see our transport authority partners renew their confidence in us,

Since beginning rail operations in the United States in 2010, the quality of our relations with transport authorities has allowed us to deliver tangible and lasting benefits to rail users and to rise to the numerous challenges we’ve met along the way. Today, as we implement solutions to the challenges created by the coronavirus, we’re particularly pleased to have the opportunity to build on our shared achievements in improving performance on these networks and transforming the rail experience for passengers in North America. "

Bernard Tabary, CEO International