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Keolis and Amey partnership wins Docklands Light Railway franchise


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Keolis Group

Keolis and Amey partnership wins Docklands Light Railway franchise
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date
4 July 2014
source Keolis Group
type Press release



Keolis in a joint venture partnership with Amey (70:30) has secured the franchise to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London for the next six and a half years.

The franchise agreement established by Docklands Light Railway Limited (DLRL) gives the new joint venture responsibility for all train and passenger services across the network, including the maintenance of over 34km of infrastructure, 38 stations, as well as rolling stock.

The franchise will commence in December 2014 and will run until 2021 - with the possibility of extensions. The DLR is an essential part of London’s internationally recognised public transport network and the new franchise will ensure that it becomes a showcase for automated light rail networks globally.

Alistair Gordon, chief executive of Keolis UK, said: “This win is a major achievement for Keolis and we are delighted to be working with Amey and DLRL to deliver the next chapter in the successful history of the DLR.

“As the world’s largest operator of light rail networks Keolis looks forward to using our global expertise to enhance one of the capital’s iconic public transport networks and we will work closely with all stakeholders to deliver a world class service both during this franchise and beyond for London.”

Mel Ewell, chief executive for Amey, added: “We are delighted that DLRL has selected the joint venture to deliver train and passenger services across this strategic network in London.

“Keolis’ global experience combined with Amey’s UK rail and asset management expertise will deliver a specialist service that provides value and ensures London’s travelling public experiences a reliable and high quality service.”

ENDS

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DLR
The DLR began operating in 1987 and in its first year carried 6.7 million passengers. During 2012/13 the DLR carried 100 million passengers across its 45 stations. The network has 38km of track that covers the east and south-east of London, with 149 carriages available to provide passenger services. The new franchise will not include the Lewisham extension to the DLR.

Keolis
Keolis is one of Europe's leading public transport operators, established in 15 countries on four continents. The group offers a full range of transport solutions to meet the needs of local authorities and passengers and constantly strives to offer its clients mobility choices in tune with the priorities of each geographical region. Here in the UK the company is involved in joint ventures on four rail franchises: Southern, Southeastern, London Midand and Transpennine Express. Since December 2012 Keolis has been the lead operator of the award winning Nottingham Trams.

Amey
Amey is a leading UK public and regulated services provider with over 21,000 employees.
Amey operates over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies.


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