As part of the contracts, Keolis and Lacroix-Savac will operate the suburban bus network in Île-de-France, with a key focus on improving travel conditions, enhancing service efficiency and promoting innovation for residents.
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Île-de-France Mobilités (IdFM)
With both lines set to open in October 2026, the seven-year contract will see Keolis operating Île-de-France metro lines 16 and 17, while also assuming responsibility for managing Saint-Denis Pleyel station from June 2024.
Île-de-France Mobilités' new bus line will eventually welcome more than 195,000 new passengers per year, with a fully equipped fleet of compressed natural gas powered buses.
As part of the contract, Keolis will serve an area of over 140,000 inhabitants in 59 municipalities and will oversee the operation of 38 fixed-route and on-demand transit services.
In line with its commitment to provide better intermodal transport, Île-de-France Mobilités has made 3,000 free bike parking spaces available to its annual Navigo subscribers, across over 70 stations throughout the region.
With the three new bus networks set to commence on 1 August 2022, Keolis will operate a total of 101 lines and approximately 400 vehicles – providing better transport links to over 400,000 residents.
Continuing an 18-year partnership, the City of Paris has renewed its contract with Keolis for the operation of its PAM 75 transport service for people with reduced mobility.
Under the six-year contract, RATP Group will be responsible for the operation of the Plateau de Saclay public transportation network - including 44 regular and two demand-responsive bus lines.
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Part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express, the four new metro lines will provide greater and more direct connectivity between suburban districts and link important transport hubs in the capital.