Published on 07/19/2021
On 29 June 2021, the community council and local Public Transport Authority of the conurbation of Châteauroux in central France renewed its contract with Keolis for the operation and maintenance of its entire public transport network, Horizon.Over the course of the contract, Keolis’ goal will be to increase ridership by 18%. Keolis will also support the Châteauroux conurbation in the energy transition of its bus fleet by introducing six hydrogen buses into the network by 2024.
This Thursday, June 17, the new board of directors of the UTP unanimously elected Marie-Ange Debon as its President. The Chairwoman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Keolis succeeds Thierry Mallet.
With the aim of making public transport more inclusive and accessible, Keolis is trying out NaviLens technology in Versailles, in the Paris region, until July 2021 with a panel of visually impaired users. This technology is being used for the first time in France along the itineraries that connect the platforms of Versailles-Chantiers station, operated by Transilien (SNCF), to the platforms of the bus station, operated by Keolis Versailles on behalf of Île-de-France Mobilités. "Augmented" QR codes are placed along the itineraries, making it possible to guide the passengers throughout their journeys, identify approaching buses and provide schedules in real time.
On 10 April 2021, Keolis started operating T9 on behalf of the public transport authority for the Ile-de-France region, Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM). The T9 is a new tram line in the Paris region and the first to be awarded to Keolis in competition with other operators. This launch provides analternative mobility solution for residents and visitors to Parisand the Val-de-Marne department, who can now travel on a comfortable, environmentally-friendly and regular transport service between Paris and the city of Orly