All Keolis articles

  • Lyon metro Line B extension
    Metro Report International

    Lyon Line B extension opens


    Photos: Jérémie Anne FRANCE: Lyon transport authority Sytral Mobilités and operator Keolis inaugurated a 2·4 km extension of metro Line B from Gare d’Oullins to Saint-Genis-Laval Hôpital Lyon Sud on October 20. The fully underground southwestern extension serves one intermediate station at Oullins Centre. The journey ...

  • Paris tram T11 (Photo Jeremie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    Keolis and SNCF Voyageurs awarded Paris operating contract


    FRANCE: Paris regional transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités has formally awarded the Stretto consortium of Keolis-SNCF Voyageurs the first tendered contract for the operation of Transilien passenger services. The contract awarded on October 12 covers three routes operated using a fleet of 41 Alstom Citadis Dualis tram-trains. ...

  • Grand Paris Express Alstom train for lines 16 and 17 (Photo Jeremie Anne)
    Metro Report International

    Keolis selected to operate Grand Paris Express lines 16 and 17


    FRANCE: Île-de-France-Mobilités has selected Keolis as preferred bidder to operate the future Grand Paris Express automated metro lines 16 and 17. The decision is due to be approved by the transport authority’s board on May 30. The contract will include a two-year pre-operating phase, leading up ...

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    Keolis picked to run Valleilijn services


    NETHERLANDS: The province of Gelderland has selected Keolis Nederland to operate Valleilijn services between Amersfoort and Ede-Wageningen via Barneveld for 13 years from the December 2023 timetable change. The line is currently operated by Transdev subsidiary Connexxion, using a fleet of five Protos EMUs supplied by ...

  • Valenciennes tram and bus (Photo Keolis)
    Metro Report International

    Keolis financing linked to sustainability targets


    KEOLIS: Public transport operating group Keolis has issued its inaugural sustainability-linked Schuldschein, a private placement with a margin adjustment mechanism linked to environmental, diversity and safety performance. KPIs include the proportion of employees in subsidiaries covered by environmental management system certification; reducing greenhouse gas emissions; increasing ...

  • Odense tramway flags (Photo: Odense Letbane)
    Metro Report International

    Celebrations as Odense tramway opens


    DENMARK: Music, entertainment and free chocolate-coated strawberries featured in the celebrations marking the opening of the Odense tramway on May 28. The 14·5 km double-track line runs from Tarup in the northwest to the station, Syddansk Universitet, a hospital and Hjallese in ...

  • Lyon accessibility audit
    Metro Report International

    Disability consultancy undertakes Lyon accessibility audit


    FRANCE: Accessibility consultancy Direct Access has expanded its rail work into France through a pilot project with Keolis to audit rail, metro, tram and bus interchanges in Lyon. The consultancy is assessing entrances, wayfinding and arrival and boarding points, and will submit detailed recommendations for improvements ...

  • GTR Southern Class 377 Electrostar arriving at station
    Rail Business UK

    Govia Thameslink Railway awarded National Rail Contract


    UK: The Department for Transport has awarded incumbent Govia Thameslink Railway a National Rail Contract to continue operating Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern passenger services from April 1 2022 until at least April 1 2025, with up to a further three years at the Secretary of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Govia gets £23·5m penalty for Southeastern contract breach


    UK: The government has imposed a £23·5m penalty on Govia’s London & South Eastern Railway Ltd over a ‘serious breach’ of its former Southeastern passenger franchise agreement. In 2021 the Department for Transport found evidence that LSER had deliberately concealed over £25m of historic government funding ...

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    Metro Report International

    Keolis merges its digital services


    FRANCE: Keolis is merging all its public transport related data and software development activities into a single entity called Hove, formed from the words Hive and Move. Hove will take over the 110 employees of Kisio Digital and those of the data team of Kisio Services ...

  • Hyderabad metro passengers (Photo: Keolis)
    Metro Report International

    Hyderabad metro operating contract extended


    INDIA: PPP concessionaire L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad has extended Keolis’ contract to operate and maintain the network for another three years. The extension to the contract was granted on March 2 and is due to begin on November 29. Hyderabad’s automated metro network, which opened in ...

  • Southeastern
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Serious errors’ made by Southeastern franchisee


    UK: Serious errors were made by Govia’s Southeastern franchisee London & South Eastern Railway Ltd in its engagement with the Department for Transport over several years, a review commissioned by the chairs of shareholders Go-Ahead Group and Keolis UK has found.

  • The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’


    UK: The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16. The government’s decision follows an investigation of profit sharing agreements, which found that more than £25m of historic taxpayer ...

  • GTR Southern Class 455 EMU at station
    Rail Business UK

    Govia Thameslink Railway contract extended to March 2022


    UK: The Department for Transport has extended Govia Thameslink Railway’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement from September 20 2021 until March 31 2022 on the existing terms, and laid the ground for a directly-awarded contract which could run up to a further six years. Govia Thameslink Railway ...

  • Paris tram T9 (Photo: Île-de-France Mobilités)
    Metro Report International

    Trams with custom lighting enter service as Paris T9 opens


    FRANCE: Île-de-France tram line T9 opened on April 10, connecting Porte de Choisy metro station with Place Gaston Viens in Orly in the southeast suburbs of Paris. T9 runs via Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Thiais. The line is 10·3 km long with ...

  • Plans to bring Wales & Borders passenger services under public management have been announced by the Welsh Government
    Rail Business UK

    Wales & Borders rail operations to transfer to public control with new role for KeolisAmey


    UK: Plans to bring Wales & Borders passenger services under public management have been announced by the Welsh Government, along with a new partnership which would see Transport for Wales continue to work with Keolis and Amey.

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    Virginia Railway Express operating contract extended


    USA: The Virginia Railway Express partnership of the Northern Virginia and Potomac & Rappahannock transport commissions has exercised an option for Keolis to continue operating commuter rail services linking towns in the middle and north of the state with Washington DC for a further five years. VRE ...

  • Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn Class 422 EMU

    DB Regio selected for retendered Rhein-Ruhr operating contract


    GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR and its Westfalen Lippe counterpart NWL have selected DB Regio as preferred bidder for a retendered contract to operate S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services S1 Dortmund – Solingen and S4 Lütgendortmund – Unna. The contract covering 4·9 million train-km/ year is due to run ...

  • Transport for Wales Rail Services has awarded Tracsis Travel Compensation Services a five-year contract to provide an automated systems to handle delay repay compensation.
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh fleet deployment programme rationalised


    TfW uses Class 175 DMUs suplied by Alstom in the late 1990s on its long-distance services between north and south Wales. UK: Faced with mounting costs from Network Rail to provide gauge clearance services, KeolisAmey has revised its plans to roll out new and refurbished rolling stock ...

  • Keolis opens Cardiff HQ

    Keolis moves UK headquarters from London to Cardiff


    UK: Keolis Group CEO Patrick Jeantet, UK CEO Alistair Gordon and the Welsh Government’s Minister for International Relations Eluned Morgan officially opened the international transport group’s UK headquarters at Callaghan Square in Cardiff on February 21. All UK headquarters functions are being transferred ...