Sustainable transport for the country’s most populous region
Keolis is a central player in shared mobility and the transport industry’s energy transition. In Denmark, this SNCF subsidiary recently won a new contract to operate and maintain a fleet of 47 buses, 32 of them powered by electricity.
The ten-year contract, worth over €100 million, will run for ten years1 and was awarded to Keolis by Movia, the mobility authority for Eastern Denmark. The new fleet will begin operating in June 2021, serving the five largest cities on Zealand, the country’s largest and most populous island, with 2.5 million inhabitants.
buses, 32 of them electric, operated by Keolis in Greater Copenhagen from June 2021
million euros to operate and maintain the fleet for 10 years
Keolis employees work in Denmark today, with 170 more to come
Danish cities already rely on Keolis, which operates 500 buses nationwide
Over ten years of expertise in Denmark
Operating the bus fleet for Greater Copenhagen puts Keolis in an even stronger position in Denmark, where it has worked with transport organizing authorities since 2007. Now present in nine Danish cities, the SNCF subsidiary operates over 500 buses nationwide, with a total workforce of 1,500. The new contract for Greater Copenhagen will add another 47 buses and 170 new hires.
Growing presence in Northern Europe
Keolis already works with more than 300 transport organizing authorities around the world, promoting sustainable mobility and the ecological transition, and it has recently signed a number of new deals in Northern Europe.
In just the past few months, this SNCF subsidiary has been awarded three operation and maintenance contracts:
- in Sweden, where it operates biodiesel buses linking Göteborg and Borås
- in Bergen, Norway, where it operates 140 primarily electric buses
- in three provinces of the Netherlands, where it operates 346 electric buses
billion passengers around the world are carried by Keolis every year
1 The contract is worth over €100 million and will take effect in June 2021. It has a term of ten years, with an optional two-year extension.