Rail networks

on four continents

Rail transport is popular across the world as it connects communities, has a low carbon footprint and offers a comfortable mobility solution to passengers.  Keolis has extensive experience in designing, operating and maintaining multimodal networks,  enabling us to offer train services that are constantly being fine-tuned to meet the needs of local communities.

A global reference

Today, Keolis deploys its rail expertise all over the world and in all types of communities such as dense urban lines, suburban trains and regional connections.

a train in front of the united states capitol

Keolis trains in figures

  • Nearly 4,000 km of lines

  • 11 train networks (in operation and under construction) in six countries: Australia, the United States, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Senegal

  • North America's largest network under delegated management, in Boston, USA

  • First private operator to run a rail network in Adelaide, Australia

*Figures as of end 2020

Bringing communities closer together

Every day, citizens' mobility needs are being met by the train networks Keolis operates and maintains, locally and across regions. Our expertise in rail transport covers Europe, the United States and Africa, as well as Australia, where we began operating and maintaining Adelaide's suburban rail network in January 2021 offering a safe and reliable mobility solution for Adelaide's 1.3 million inhabitants as well as its visitors.  

a train stop

A solution that is part of the global network

Because passengers' journeys don't end at the station, Keolis works hard to guarantee transport services from the first to the last mile. To achieve this, the Keolis Group works with public transport authorities on implementing multi-modal transport interchanges, clear signage and multi-mode combinations using all available local transport modes Including metros, trams, buses, cars and bikeshares.


In Senegal, the regional express train (TER) soon to link the centre of Dakar to Blaise-Diagne International Airport will provide connections with local networks, comprising buses, fast coaches and taxis, at the 14 stations along its route. The aim is to encourage public transport use in the Senegalese capital and reduce the traffic jams affecting the city.

Fostering regional development for local communities

By making journeys easier for thousands of passengers in, around and between cities, Keolis supports the economic development of local communities, while also encouraging employment. Since January 2021, Keolis has been operating and maintaining a 132 km network in the suburbs of Adelaide, Australia. The network consists of four lines and 89 stations. The contract is valid for eight years, with the possibility of a further four-year extension. Keolis is committed to modernising the network with the introduction of 12 electric trains, resulting in a 15% increase in capacity at peak times.

Making journeys more enjoyable

As part of its efforts to make the passenger experience even more enjoyable, Keolis places technology at the heart of its train networks.

Digital tools to make life easier for users

With the MaaS (Mobility as a Service) app, introduced by Keolis in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel in the Netherlands, national and regional train passengers can use their smartphones to book, pay for and validate their tickets. They can also plan multi-modal routes, thanks to the incorporation of other available transport modes in the area.

Using data to serve passengers

In the United States, where Keolis operates 14 lines, 139 stations and 640 km of track in the Greater Boston area, the Keolis Group has fitted its trains with sensors capable of counting the number of passengers, recording vibrations, measuring the carriage temperature and detecting any door malfunctions. The aim? To plan maintenance, limit breakdowns and delays as well as adjust the number of trains according to passenger numbers, in order to constantly improve comfort.