Keolis re-awarded the contract for mobility services in Lille

Posted: 21 December 2017 | | No comments yet

The public transport authority European Metropolis of Lille (MEL) awards Keolis with the contract of operating of its public transport network, Transpole…

Keolis operates Lille's transport

European Metropolis of Lille (MEL) announced that Keolis will operate the mobility services for its 1.2 million residents living across the 90 communes of the region. Keolis will control the bus, metro and tram networks and also V’lille; the city’s bikeshare scheme.

The objective is to increase network patronage to 223.7 million passenger journeys by the end of the seven year contract. The contract is expected to generate a cumulative revenue of €2 billion.

“We are thrilled to continue working with the MEL and to make mobility services a key driver of development in the region,” said Jean-Pierre Farandou, Group Executive Chairman of the Keolis Group. “As a strong partner of MEL, we are committed to building the mobility of tomorrow by facilitating and simplifying passenger journeys on the Transpole network”.

Leading the way in public transport, Keolis aims to make shared mobility an asset for cities and their communities. Keolis adopts a determined innovation approach to develop new forms of shared and customised mobility; reinforcing its core business across a range of transport modes including trains, buses, cars, trolleybuses, shared private hire vehicles, river shuttles, ferries, cycles, car sharing services, electric autonomous vehicles and urban cable cars.

Analysis in December 2017 shows over 3 billion passengers worldwide have used one of the shared mobility services offered by Keolis.