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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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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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