Keolis has been awarded an eight-year contract to operate bus services linking the city of Aarhus to two international airports. This new contract reinforces Keolis’ presence in Denmark, where it operates Aarhus light rail, the country’s first network, as well as buses. Keolis was awarded the country’s second light rail network in November 2018. It also reinforces Keolis’ expertise in public transport connections to airports thereby reducing the number of cars on the road and pollution
On 29 November, Keolis was selected by Odense Letbane to operate and maintain the new light rail network of Odense, which is now the second in Denmark. This 14.5 km-long network includes 26 stations and is planned to open by the end of 2020. This new project reinforces Keolis’ presence in Denmark where it is currently the operator of the country’s first light rail network (Aarhus) and so reinforces its position as an international leader in tram operations.
16 October 2018 – on 15 October, Transport for Wales has successfully taken over the operation of Wales and Borders. Branded as Transport for Wales Rail Services, the 15 year contract will be delivered by KeolisAmey.
10-10-2018 On 4 October Keolis announced a second trial of its fully electric autonomous shuttle in Belgium, this time in Braine-l'Alleud (Waterloo), near Brussels. This follows the successful launch in Belgium of the first autonomous shuttle in early September. Keolis conducted this new trial in partnership with NAVYA, a French company which specialises in the design and construction of autonomous and electric vehicles, the Belgian ministry of mobility, the Vias institute (the Belgium Road Safety Institute) and Baloise Insurance.
On 23 August 2018, Keolis’ Belgian subsidiary has signed a partnership with Open Tours Group (OTG) for the 100% acquisition of four of its companies, which specialise in airport transport for passengers and crew members . With this new acquisition, Keolis Belgium enlarges its public transport activities, which also include school and tourism transport.
The activities related to the new acquisition currently have a turnover of 17 million euros, with 380 employees and 180 vehicles.