IPPR North Report Connecting Lines

Calls For Metro Mayors To Be Bold On Transport

A new report from think tank IPPR North – Connecting Lines – has said that the incoming mayors for newly devolved city-regions need to consider innovative new approaches to local taxation and the integration of transport services.

Jo Bentley

Jo Bentley, Customer Service Manager, Nottingham Trams

With the opening of Lines 2 and 3 in 2015, Nottingham’s tram network doubled in size with 28 new stations and over 17km of new track. The network expects to transport around 23 million passengers each year and Jo Bentley is responsible for ensuring they receive excellent customer service.

Dyan Crowther

Dyan Crowther, Chief Operating Officer, GTR

As Chief Operating Officer of GTR, Dyan Crowther leads the largest train operating company in the UK, created following the merger of Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express in July 2015. GTR is part of Govia – a partnership between Keolis and the Go-Ahead Group.

We spoke to Dyan to find out more about her role and get her thoughts on developments in the UK rail sector.

Keolis in the UK

Keolis In The UK

Keolis is a leading global passenger transport business, which delivers 650 million passenger journeys in the UK every year. Since 1996 we’ve operated some of the UK’s busiest rail franchises, delivering one in three rail journeys and employing over 14,000 people.


Keolis and Amey welcome Metrolink shortlisting

A joint venture partnership of public transport operator Keolis and infrastructure asset management specialist Amey has been shortlisted to tender for the operation and maintenance of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram network when the current franchise expires in July 2017.

London Midland

Keolis franchise London Midland given Direct Award

London Midland has received a directly-awarded agreement involving a £13 million package of improvements that will see the TOC continue to run passenger rail services on the West Midlands franchise until October 2017.

East Coast Bid

A joint venture led by integrated transport operator Keolis has been shortlisted to bid for the East Coast Mainline franchise, as announced (today) by the Department for Transport.

DLR - Docklands Light Railway

Keolis & Amey Partnership Wins DLR

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.

Alistair Gordon - CEO Keolis UK

Keolis – The Times feature: 8 February 2014

‘Briton puts the French at front of the queue to run the nation’s rail services’

TransPennine Express

Keolis Shortlisted For TransPennine Express & Northern Franchises

Keolis has been shortlisted to bid for both the TransPennine Express and Northern franchises as part of joint venture agreements.