Key Facts

Keolis is well placed to help the UK to meet its public transport challenges thanks to its established presence, worldwide experience, innovation, and a collaborative approach to delivering quality multi-modal solutions, safely and reliably.

Established UK pedigree

  • We’ve been investing in the UK since rail privatisation of the whole network in 1996
  • Today, our four rail franchises and tram consortium helps to sustain over 13,000 jobs
  • We’re committed to growing our presence in the UK through further investments into new franchises

Global expertise

  • We operate in 16 different countries, delivering 3 billion passenger journeys every year
  • We are the world’s largest tram operator, running networks in places such as Australia, across continental Europe and here in the UK
  • Through our parent company SNCF, we are one of the world’s leading operators of high speed rail networks – including the UK’s existing high speed line in Kent, HS1
  • Just under half of our overall revenues are generated outside of France, of which the UK is our single biggest overseas market

A partnership-led approach

  • We look to form best-in-class partnerships with firms that have an existing pedigree in seeking to break into new markets
  • All of our UK franchises are operated as part of joint venture partnerships
  • We work closely with key stakeholders, ranging from central and local government to other transport providers, to help deliver integrated passenger services. At the heart of our partnerships is the desire to meet the transport needs of the communities that we serve

Quality, security, value and reliability

  • We have a zero major accident record in the UK that stretches back almost two decades
  • Since the advent of rail privatisation, we have introduced more new trains than any other operator and have transformed services for the better on several key routes
  • Our ownership structure by a large pension fund and SNCF, France’s state-owned rail operator, means a long-term focus on delivery is at our very core

Integrated services

  • We are a global leader in delivering integrated transport solutions and apply this to the way we operate here in the UK
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