KEOLIS: MAKING THE TRAIN A CATALYST FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In rail, Keolis fully implements its expertise to confront the problems faced by big cities. Through its 11 regional networks in five countries around the world (France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States), Keolis confirms its capacity to meet the need for high-capacity public transport at a regional level.
Keolis’ expertise in heavy modes and mass transit has helped to secure the Group’s presence in the United States and in Europe: in December 2017, Keolis started operating two major new railway networks, the first one 81km long in the province of Overijssel in the Netherlands, the second in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region with 500km of track spread over five lines, including a cross-border connection with the Netherlands.
KEOLIS CONSOLIDATES ITS RAIL EXPERTISE BY WINNING THE ENTIRE RAIL NETWORK OF WALES
On 4 June 2018, Transport for Wales, the transport authority for mobility in Wales, entrusted KeolisAmey – a joint venture created by Keolis and the British infrastructure management specialist Amey – with the operation, maintenance and upgrade of the Wales and Borders railway network (32.3 million annual journeys – 247 stations). The 15-year contract will generate cumulative revenue of 6 billion euros. The launch of the new service is scheduled for 14 October 2018. The contract covers the operation and maintenance of the entire Welsh rail service as well as the launch, from October 2018 onwards, of an ambitious upgrade plan to modernise Wales’ entire railway network. With this new win, Keolis obtained its first rail contract in the UK as a majority partner.
In Boston, Keolis is innovating for its passengers
To acquire a better understanding of passenger flows and improve customer experience on the Boston commuter rail network (Massachusetts), Keolis Commuter Services has set up an automatic passenger counting system. This same technology has also been deployed to measure the temperature, vibrations of the trains and other variables in equipment operation to improve passenger comfort, operations and maintenance. Thanks to the commitment of the KCS teams, all network indicators went back to green in 2017 and patronage increased by 7% over the year.
networks in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the US
km of train lines
million passengers transported every year in trains operated by Keolis