From 9 to 12 June 2019, all urban public transport operators will meet in Stockholm for the 2019 edition of the UITP Global Summit. As an expert in shared mobility and preferred partner of PTAs, Keolis will showcase its expertise in integrated multimodal transport networks as well as its latest innovations.
This week Keolis began operating 43 fully electric buses on three of the four new bus rapid transit (BRT) routes in Amiens on behalf of Amiens Métropole. Called Nemo, these four new BRT routes, make up the backbone of the whole Ametis public transport network where they are expected to constitute more than 70% of total network traffic across the Amiens intercommunal area. Amiens Métropole and Keolis forecast an increase of 28% in passenger numbers over the next five years as a result of this new network. This BRT system is the first of its kind in France and represents a major milestone in the roll-out of Keolis’ electro-mobility strategy which will see the Group become France’s leading operator of electric shared mobility networks by the end of 2019.
On 8 May 2019, RKH Qitarat, the joint venture consisting of RATP Dev, Keolis and Hamad Group, opened the first section of the Doha metro to the public. This follows the award in December 2017 by Qatar Rail of a contract to operate and maintain Qatar’s first urban rail transport network for a period of 20 years. The network includes three automated metro lines in Doha, the Qatari capital, and four tram lines located in the city of Lusail.
Keolis has been awarded a six-year contract which will generate total revenue of nearly €23 million to operate the public transport services across the 44 towns and villages making up the Moulins Community, starting on 1 September 2019. The main aspects of this contract involve implementing a new transport network, replacing the fleet of buses and introducing a new ticketing system. Keolis will completely rethink mobility across the urban area and introduce a new appealing, connected and coherent service offering.
For the first time in a medium-sized French city, Keolis is deploying a contactless payment solution for buses. The service is compatible with all banks and contactless payment cards affiliated to MasterCard and Visa. The new service is designed to encourage local residents and occasional visitors to use the Linead public transport network and to improve the frequency and punctuality of the service.