Île-de-France Mobilités awarded Keolis a five-and-a-half-year contract on the operation of Tram 9 and the Bord de l’Eau bus network in the Val-de-Marne department.
Tram 9, which is in the process of being built under Île-de-France Mobilités’ supervision, will connect Paris-Porte de Choisy to Orly city centre via Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Choisy-le-Roi and Thiais.
The future T9, which will enrich Val-de-Marne department’s mobility offer, will fully integrate into the existing transport network (lines C and D of the RER (suburban train), line 7 of the metro in Porte de Choisy and the Trans-Val-de-Marne bus route) and future projects (Grand Paris Express, the T Zen 5).
“All Keolis teams will be working with Île-de-France Mobilités and the local authorities to ensure the successful launch and operation of Tram 9 and the new Bord de l’Eau bus network, thus improving everyday mobility in the Val-de-Marne department,” Frédéric Baverez, CEO of Keolis France said.
This contract will play a major role in driving the economic development of the western part of the Val-de-Marne department. This highly dynamic region, with 512,000 inhabitants that is set to increase by 10% between now and 2024, features several major hubs, such as Orly airport and the Rungis international market (the region’s biggest employers), together with the Belle Epine regional shopping centre and the Val-de-Marne contemporary art museum.