Keolis, over 30 years of expertise in automated metros
Keolis is a pioneer in automated metros, and launched the world’s first driverless network in Lille, France, in 1983. Whether they run on rubber tyres, rails or shafts, Keolis’ automated metros meet the specific mobility needs of cities thanks to their high passenger capacity and limited environmental footprint (zero CO2 emissions). A centralised control system means operators can adapt the frequency and number of trains in real-time, providing passengers with a fast, safe and reliable mode of transport.
punctuality and reliability for the Rennes metro
million passengers transported in 2016
metros maintained by Keolis
Keolis reinforces its position as world leader in 2017
In 2017, Keolis confirmed its leadership in the global market by continuing to expand its global presence: the launch of the first automated metro line in Hyderabad (India); winning the contract for the future automated line of Pudong International Airport, Shanghai (China) to be commissioned in 2018; work for the automation of Line B of the Lyon Metro (France) and the contract signature for the future Doha network in Qatar.
KEOLIS, THE WORLD’S LEADING OPERATOR OF AUTOMATED METROS
"Ageing networks require operational overperformance," said the authors of a study carried out in 2017 by the consultancy Wavestone. Keolis’ teams have been perfectly delivering this requirement for a long time, as illustrated by the same study benchmarking 25 automatic metro lines around the world. The research concluded that out of the 25 lines reviewed, four lines operated by Keolis were the most efficient in terms of reliability and quality of service (lines 1 and 2 of Lille, the Docklands Light Railway in London and Line D in Lyon). It’s worth remembering that Line 1 of Lille’s automated metro is the oldest in the world (1983), while those in London and Lyon are 30 years old and 26 years old respectively. This impressive list shows that Keolis' expertise in asset management is key in making the Group a world leader in automated metros.