Keolis to be the new public transport operator in Greater Chambéry
On 12 July 2018, the municipality of Greater Chambéry entrusted Keolis with the management and operation of its public transport network, Stac.
The elected officials of the Greater Chambéry municipality, situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeast France, have awarded Keolis with the management and operation of the Stac public transport network, serving 137,000 residents spread over 38 communes.
This is a six-year contract, effective from 1 January 2019, and will generate a cumulative revenue of €138 million.
As part of this new contract, Keolis will operate the 28 bus lines that run through the region, with a fleet of 132 buses. The contract covers the operation of four Chrono lines (one bus every 10 to 15 minutes), six regular lines (every 20 to 40 minutes), nine local lines operating during peak times and nine areas with transport on demand.
Keolis will provide a special bus service on Sunday evenings, coinciding with the arrival of trains at Chambéry station, an evening bus service until 00:30 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to facilitate travel for young people, an improved service timetable for Sunday morning travel and a ‘special senior’ rate, at reduced prices, for off-peak hours.
Keolis also plans to modernise the transport service for passengers with reduced mobility. By developing these new, more flexible transport services and facilitating network access for all, Keolis is supporting the development of Greater Chambéry.
Frédéric Baverez, Executive Director France for the Keolis Group, said: “During the highly competitive bidding process, Keolis successfully mobilised its expertise in operational excellence, as well as its capacity for innovation, to present a modernised, economical transport offer. By simplifying access to the existing network, Keolis intends to provide the best possible response to the travel needs of residents in Chambéry and to all passing travellers in the Savoyard capital.”