Transdev expands public transport services across France

Posted: 14 May 2024 | | No comments yet

Transdev solidifies its presence in France with new contracts aimed at enhancing public transportation networks and promoting sustainability across key regions in the country.

Transdev expands public transport services across France

Credit: Transdev

Transdev has announced that it is making significant strides in its largest market, France, with the recent signing of four public service delegation contracts (DSP) in key regions. These contracts mark a strategic expansion for Transdev within the country, which currently accounts for 30% of the company’s global activity.

Edouard Hénaut, CEO of Transdev France, said: “Transdev, already well established in 12 of France’s 13 metropolitan regions, is consolidating its position in France with one constant objective: wherever we are, we are implementing all the levers at our disposal to enable our passengers to travel better and differently.”

In Valence-Romans, Transdev has renewed its contract with Valence Romans Mobilités to operate the Citéa public transport network for an additional six years, starting in July 2024. The expanded mobility services will include a 10% increase in journeys, benefiting 67 municipalities and providing improved access for nearly 80% of the population to regular bus services within 300m of their locations. Additionally, the fleet will transition to a diesel-free network by 2030, powered by renewable electricity and a low-emission energy mix.

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Furthermore, Transdev has extended its contract with Mâconnais Beaujolais Agglomération to operate the TRéMA network for another five years, also beginning in July. This renewal promises a more extensive network with a 30% increase in service offerings, including the introduction of two new bus lines. By 2029, the entire fleet of 20 buses will transition to zero-emission vehicles, with a combination of electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses.

Moreover, a new seven-year contract has been awarded to Transdev by the Communauté d’agglomération du Bassin d’Arcachon Nord (COBAN) to operate public transport in the northern Arcachon basin, starting in September 2024. The Alégo network will comprise 10 bus routes and a transport on-demand (ToD) service, with plans to achieve a fully low- or zero-emission fleet by 2025, contributing significantly to the region’s decarbonization efforts.

Finally, in partnership with Autocars Causse, Transdev has secured a six-year contract to operate the Mio public transport network in Millau Grands Causses, commencing in September. This network will introduce four bus routes, expanding mobility options for the area’s 30,000 residents. Notably, the new fleet will exclusively use HVO biofuel, demonstrating Transdev’s commitment to reducing emissions.