Published on 16/07/2020
Keolis has been awarded a new contract to operate and maintain a bus network in Virginia from 1 November 2020 for a period of five years.
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.
On 7 February 2020, Keolis inaugurated the final 11 km long section of the automated metro network of Hyderabad on the new green line. India’s second-largest metro network, is now 69 km long and features three lines, launched in just over two years. The new line features seven new stations and connects central eastern Hyderabad to the two existing red and blue lines. This new milestone enhances Keolis’ position as a world leader in automated metro launch, operation and maintenance.
On 30th December 2019, Keolis’ Chinese joint venture Shanghai Keolis opened the last 3.88 km section of the Songjiang tram network.
The 31 km long network featuring 46 stations offers Songjiang residents and visitors a reliable, sustainable and comfortable shared mobility solution to move around the city. The network is expected to carry 170,000 passengers per day and to reduce urban journeys by car.
Present in the country since 2014, Keolis continues to grow its footprint in China and reinforce its position as a world leader in tram operations
On 10 December 2019, RKH Qitarat (the joint venture of Keolis, RATP Dev and the Hamad Group) completed Doha’s driverless metro network with the opening of the green line and the second section of the red line. This follows the recent opening of the gold line and the first section of the red. The launch comes in time for the FIFA Club World Cup which begins on Wednesday 11 December and for the Football World Cup that Qatar will host in 2022.
The 20-year contract awarded in December 2017 by Qatar Rail covers operation and maintenance of the entire metro network comprising a total of three lines, 76 kilometres long and 37 stations, as well as the Lusail tram network expected to open in 2020. This is the country’s first urban rail network and a key part of ‘Qatar Vision 2030’, a strategic plan established by the Qatari government designed to enhance Doha’s appeal by diversifying and improving shared mobility options.