2018 was an exceptional year of development for Keolis with many tenders won and growth in turnover and EBITDA of +10% and +15% respectively. At €5.93 Bn, turnover increased significantly notably thanks to the contract signed with Transport for Wales, and is now approaching the €6 billion milestone. This strong growth in turnover comes with an even larger increase in profitability (recurring EBITDA), which rose by 15% in 2018, from €342 M to €392 M.
Operating margin is 6.6%.
On 20 March 2019, Keolis launched the penultimate section of the Hyderabad automated metro adding 10 km of lines to the existing 46km network. The metro now connects the city from east to west and crosses Hitec City , a major business district which attracts a large number of companies and new residents to Hyderabad each year. Since the launch of the network in November 2017, Keolis has provided 50 million passenger journeys. Once completed, the network is expected to carry 1.5 million passengers per day.
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 13 February 2019, Bruno Danet, Group Executive Director Human Resources and Organisation at Keolis, and Jean-Baptiste Lesort, Director of ENTPE (a French engineering school for public works in Lyon), signed a new three-year partnership agreement.
02-18-2019 Keolis’ Australian subsidiary Keolis Downer, has started operating Newcastle’s new light rail service as part of the city’s multimodal transport network. Operations are starting ahead of schedule, giving local residents and visitors the opportunity to benefit from the new service sooner than expected. This new milestone reinforces Keolis’ presence in Australia where it has introduced and operated light rail networks, buses, on-demand transport and autonomous electric vehicles since 2009. It also illustrates Keolis’ commitment to support the delivery of seamlessly integrated, shared mobility systems that revitalise cities and makes them more enjoyable and more liveable