Keolis has been active in Germany since 1999 and operates modern public rail passenger transport in Germany under the brand name "eurobahn". The transport services were initially provided as part of a joint venture with the company "Rhenus". Following the break-up of "Rhenus Keolis" in 2007, the company was acquired under the established brand name "eurobahn" and successfully continued as an independent transport company.
KEOLIS Germany is currently the largest private provider of local public rail passenger transport in North Rhine-Westphalia and successfully operates three networks in North Rhine-Westphalia and North Hesse.
With over 350 employees, including more than 200 train drivers and on-board train staff, the company transports more than 70,000 passengers in modern trains across the region every day. Business operations are managed at our sites in Bielefeld, Hamm and Düsseldorf. At our Düsseldorf headquarters we develop high-quality tenders for competitive projects in the public transport sector.
With the upcoming invitations to tender for routes throughout Germany, the local rail passenger transport market offers enormous growth potential for private rail transport companies – KEOLIS Germany and its owners are certain of this. KEOLIS Germany is embracing this challenge with the utmost commitment and is superbly equipped for future projects. Bolstered by the expertise of the majority shareholder SNCF, one of Europe's most successful transport companies, decision-makers can draw on this experience in building up large operations.
With 60,000 employees in ten European countries, as well as the USA, Canada, Australia, India, China and the United Arab Emirates, Keolis International is among the leading providers of transport services. Every year, 3 billion people travel on transport operated by the Keolis Group – on trains, undergrounds, trams, urban trains and regional buses.
Keolis is particularly well represented in its home market, France, where it is the largest provider of local public passenger transport and operates 88 urban transport networks. Following the merger of Keolis and Effia – the third largest operator of car parks in France – in 2010, the company further consolidated its position as a fully integrated transport services provider.
Keolis is also developing innovative transport concepts, in collaboration with and for the benefit of municipalities and companies, which incorporate transport services outside of the conventional local public transport system. Because offering the best transport system means making use of all transport solutions: from rail transport, trams, buses and long-distance transport to cycling, car-sharing and car parks. Keolis is also a leading service provider for people with reduced mobility and a leading innovator of fully automated metro systems in France.