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Keolis wins new electric bus contract in Denmark

The new contract covers bus operations in Greater Copenhagen, giving Keolis a stronger presence in Denmark and underscoring our subsidiary’s role as a leader in the transport industry’s ecological transition. The deal is worth over €100 million.

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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. 

  • 47

    buses, 32 of them electric, operated by Keolis in Greater Copenhagen from June 2021

  • 100

    million euros to operate and maintain the fleet for 10 years

  • 1500

    Keolis employees work in Denmark today, with 170 more to come

  • 9

    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

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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.