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Company nameKeolis
IndustryRail, road, public transport
Area servedPublic transportation:
France, Sweden, UK, USA, Germany, Canada, Algeria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway
Key peopleChairman: Michel Bleitrach
Executive Senior Vice President, Group: Michel Lamboley
Executive Senior Vice President, International: Patrick Jeantet
Revenue-3.2 billion (2008)

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Keolis is the largest private sector French transport group. It runs passenger railways, tramways, bus networks, funiculars, trolley buses, and airport services. The company, based in Paris, is majority owned by SNCF, the French state rail operator. AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec also hold ownership shares. Its turnover (revenue) reached -4,1b in 2007. Keolis has over 47,000 staff in France, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Canada and the US. It is the largest provider of public-transportion services in France.

In the UK, Keolis is a minority partner in the Govia rail operating company with Go-Ahead Group. Govia currently operates the Southern, Southeastern and London Midland franchises. Keolis itself also operates the Transpennine Express rail franchise in partnership with First Group.

Keolis designs transportion systems jointly with local governments and claims to strive to provide public transport that allies a spirit of service with innovation and efficiency.

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Freedom Of Information documents reveal the best and worst train lines for crime and vandalism. As reported on Channel 7 6pm evening news 1st March 2010.
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Freedom Of Information documents reveal the 50 most dangerous level crossings, creating a push to place more underground like the recent Springvale Road Nunawading project. As reported on...
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Tous les deux ans, l'Union des transports publics organisent le concours du Bus d'Or pour choisir le meilleur conducteur de France. L'édition 2012 consacre à nouveau un chauffeur de bus de...
2.37 min. | 4.76 user rating
This......WAS.....AWESOME. (even if both trains were going slow, it was genuinely an amazing sight!!!) For those who have caught races, you understand exactly why this title deserves capitalizatio...
2.42 min. | 4.5 user rating
CDGVAL (Charles de Gaulle Véhicule Automatique Léger) is a free automatic shuttle rail service at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport consisting in two lines: a first line which opened on April...
9.88 min. | 4.27 user rating
A report showing the damage caused by vandals on Melbourne's train network. As reported by Channel 9 6pm evening news, April 10 2011.
1.75 min. | 4.0 user rating
Une jeune Lyonnaise de 19 ans a survécu à un trajet de 1,5 kilomètre sur le toit d'une rame de métro dans la nuit de samedi (15/05/10) à dimanche. Cinq longues minutes dans un des tunnels...
4.27 min. | 3.66 user rating
La porte 2 de type coulissante de l'Access'Bus GX 127 n°605 se ferme afin que la rampe PMR puisse sortir. Terminus ligne 32 Bretenière.
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DMUs, Voyagers, old diesels and more at York train station, 06 August 2008 - TrainBusJaguar. This is a nice little compilation of shots I took on August 6th at York railway station, including...
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Unterwegs im Bussimulator OMSI mit dem Add-On Bus Neoplan N4016 (gefunden auf - nicht mehr verfügbar) auf der Map Dobel (Real). Hier könnt ihr eine kleine Spende schicken: ...
19.27 min. | 3.4 user rating

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Train drivers' strike creates major delays for commuters - The Tweet this news
The -Keolis- will be excluded from the strike as it has continued talks with the union since Monday. Train cancellations were reported “across the Republic,” Weselsky said, adding that with northern regions hit particularly hard, - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 06:57:10 GMT+00:00
WCML: Pre-Qualified parties announced for new West Coast Franchise. - Penalty Fare Appeal Support Tweet this news
Penalty Fare Appeal Support--Abellio InterCity West Coast Limited (NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen) (Dutch State Railways). -Keolis-/SNCF West Coast Limited (-Keolis- SA and SNCF) (French State Railways). The new West Coast franchise will start on April 1 2012 - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:50:12 GMT+00:00
Egged to operate buses in Amsterdam - Ynetnews Tweet this news
Ynetnews--Egged Europe competed against three of Europe's leading transportation companies - Connection, a subsidiary of the Veolia concern, French company -Keolis-, and Arriva, the current operator. "This win is a breakthrough for us, as th - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:04:18 GMT+00:00
Tramlink Nottingham selected as preferred bidder for tram extension - Tweet this news Consortium includes Alstom, VINCI PLC, -Keolis- and Wellglade (owners of local bus operator's Trent Barton) as industry partners and Meridiam and OFI Infravia as financial investors. The contract for the 23-year concession project is due - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:38:30 GMT+00:00
Md. rail deal would put holocaust records online, MARC contractor would have ... - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic---Keolis- Rail Services America a majority of which is owned by the French National Railroad SNCF has been seeking a contract to run the commuter rail service on two MARC lines. But Maryland lawmakers have demanded that the company accoun - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 07:18:02 GMT+00:00
InterCity West Coast franchise: Keolis and SNCF welcome the news - Tweet this news A. Samuel · March 25, 2011 · Franchise News Today's confirmation by the Department for Transport that -Keolis- SNCF West Coast is being invited to bid for the InterCity West Coast rail franchise was warmly welcomed by both companies. .. - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:27:39 GMT+00:00
Tramlink confirmed on NET2 - Project Finance International Tweet this news
Project Finance International--Team members are Vinci, Alstom, -Keolis-, Trent Barton, Meridiam and Infravia. The team beat the incumbent operator Arrow which will now hand over the network. To access full story content you must be a subscriber. - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:14:36 GMT+00:00
Bus cameras buoy 21st Century - ShareCast Tweet this news
ShareCast--"We have also made an excellent start to 2011, having won a substantial on bus CCTV contract with -Keolis- in Sweden. We are looking forward to building on this success over the remainder of the year." The company is proposing - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:50:31 GMT+00:00
FTSE 250 movers: Go-Ahead boosted on Southeastern news - ShareCast Tweet this news
ShareCast--LONDON (SHARECAST) - Rail and bus operator Go-Ahead is among the best performers Friday after it announced that it will continue to operate the Southeastern rail franchise in Kent until 2014, through its joint venture with French transport grou - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:33:16 GMT+00:00
Southeastern rail franchise extended until 2014 - Tweet this news PA By David Millward, Transport Correspondent 7:45AM GMT 19 Mar 2011 The Department for Transport has agreed the company, which has faced heavy criticism over its performance and is jointly owned by Govia and -Keolis-, will continu - Date : Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:46:45 GMT+00:00

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