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French city renews Keolis global mobility contract

Dijon has shown faith in Keolis as it renews its contract ahead of a hydrogen bus project

French city Dijon has renewed the contract for Keolis to provide global mobility to the French commune.

Dijon Metropole, the authority covering the Dijon area, renewed the contract, allowing Deolis to operate its unique contract in France, including public transport, car parking and bike services.

The new seven-year public service contract begins on January 1, 2023 and will allow Keolis to provide innovative global mobility offerings.

The contract includes a varied and wide bus network with nine urban lines and 24 other lines alongside two tram lines and 10 underground car parks.

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Dijon Metropole has been rolling out a global mobility plan since 2017, aiming to facilitate travel within the metropolitan area while encouraging users to choose low-impact and shared means of transport rather than private cars.

Keolis says new network performance will also be optimised with new transport on-demand services to simplify transport methods.

Travel information will also be improved with better integration of all modes into the route calculator, featuring on the DiviaMobilites mobile app.

Under the contract, Keolis will support the authority in establishing a project aiming to deploy a fleet of green hydrogen-powered buses.

The group is working with the authority on converting the maintenance workshops, providing staff training and organising the optimum operation of these new buses.

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