Sweden: Keolis wins a bus contract in Greater Stockholm
Keolis has been awarded a new contract by the Stockholm regional transport authority, Trafikförvaltningen (SL), to operate and maintain a network of urban and suburban buses serving the municipalities of Bromma, Solna, Sundbyberg and Sollentuna, north and west of Stockholm.
The ten-year contract, worth a total of over 600 million euros, will begin in August 2024. The network is made up of 54 routes, fully operated by over 200 vehicles running on alternative energy (electric and HVO1).
A bus fleet 100% powered by alternative energy
The bus network serves 476,000 inhabitants every day, using standard and articulated vehicles, and consists of 54 routes that run solely on alternative energy. Most of the vehicles run on electricity, with electric buses accounting for 80% of the kilometres covered, but the fleet also includes buses that use biodiesel (HVO). The network's depots will be adapted and equipped with charging and maintenance facilities in time for the start of the contract.
The entire fleet covers 11.5 million km every year, connecting four municipalities in the Stockholm suburbs: Bromma, Solna, Sundbyberg and Sollentuna. The network has nearly 1,400 stops and carries approximately 28.5 million passengers per year.
Keolis: a 20-year presence in Sweden
The Keolis Group has been present in Sweden since 2003 and has more than 5,000 employees in the country, operating in six counties (Västra Götaland, Värmland, Dalarna, Stockholm, Uppsala and Skåne). Keolis has a strong foothold in Stockholm, where it already manages the operation and maintenance of the network that serves the city centre and the island of Lidingö, comprising 41 routes and more than 330 vehicles (biogas, biodiesel and electric).
In June 2022, Keolis started two major contracts to operate and maintain the bus network in the county of Uppsala (biogas and biodiesel), 70 km north of Stockholm, and in Gothenburg (100% electric), Sweden's second-largest city. Additionally, in August 2023, Keolis' Swedish subsidiary will begin its first multimodal contract in the country, operating and maintaining the all-electric tram and bus networks of Lund.
In 2022, the 1,600 buses operated by Keolis Sverige, all running on alternative energies (biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, electric), covered more than 100 million kilometres. 1 Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil
Key contract figures
- 4 municipalities served
- 54 bus routes
- Nearly 1,400 stops
- 28.5 million passengers/year
- 515 employees
- 10-year contract