Dods at the Labour Party Conference 2017

Brighton Centre and Hilton Brighton Metropole


Keolis has been in the UK since 1996 and today it employs over 13,000 people. During this time Keolis has introduced more new trains to its franchises than any other operator.

Through its joint ventures, Keolis currently handles 414 million UK rail passenger journeys every year – equivalent to one in three train journeys made in Great Britain. Its franchises include London Midland, Nottingham's award-winning tram network, NET, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) , Govia Thameslink Railway, Southeastern and the nation’s only high-speed rail network, HS1, in Kent.

Globally, Keolis operates in 16 different countries, handling over three billion passenger journeys a year. Keolis is 70% owned by SNCF – France’s state-owned railway operator – and 30% owned by Canadian pension fund, Caisse de depot et de placement du Québec.