Transdev signs the public transportation concession contract of the urban community of Greater Reims until 2030

Communiqué de presse Transdev et Grand Reims

Issy-les-Moulineaux, Monday, October 23, 2023 – Transdev, the world’s leading mobility group, is continuing to roll out its public transportation services in France, its largest market, with the signing on Friday, October 20, 2023 of its public transportation concession contract for the Greater Reims Urban Community.

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    A local illustration of the Group's global strategy

    This contract represents a business volume of 360 million euros over the duration of the contract.

    A unified network covering the entire communities of Greater Reims and its 143 municipalities, providing access to mobility services within one kilometer of homes and workplaces.

    Bringing people and regions closer together with tailored public transportation services represents a twofold social and environmental challenge for Transdev in every region of France.

    This contract illustrates, on a local scale, Transdev's global strategy, which contributes to the transformation of the communities in which the Group operates. Indeed, thanks to the complementary nature of the modes offered and the ease of travel for passengers, Transdev's mobility services create a real alternative to the use of private cars.

    Plan Réseau Grand Reims

    More mobility and fewer CO2 emissions, a supply shock to reduce individual car use and connect the whole of Greater Reims

    Transdev has won the new concession contract for the Greater Reims public transportation network, covering 143 municipalities, and providing almost 100,000 daily journeys. On January 1, 2024, the new urban and rural mobility offer will increase from 7.2 million to 9.8 million kilometers per year, a 36% increase – for regular transportation – with over 200 km of new lines, seven high-frequency express lines, 14 km of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and a light rail every ten minutes from the Champagne-Ardenne TGV station. Transportation on demand (TAD) services will be reinforced in eight zones, as well as at night. The number of bicycles on offer will be increased, with 800 bikes available for long-term hire, in addition to a wide range already on offer, and 18 dedicated storage boxes. To make it even easier to switch from car to public transportation, eight Park & Ride facilities have been upgraded.

    To meet energy transition requirements, the bus and coach fleet will gradually run on biofuels, biogas and electricity. The aim is to reduce the network’s overall CO2 emissions by at least 55% by 2030. In the suburban and rural areas of Greater Reims, 92% of the population will be less than one kilometer away from a public and shared mobility solution (express lines, TAD, CityBus, bicycles and carpooling).

    With operations in every region of France, Transdev has made the expansion of public transportation services, mainly on the outskirts, the cornerstone of its strategy. In this way, we are helping to respond to a twofold urgency: that of reducing the carbon footprint of mobility and that of preserving the purchasing power of the French people.

    Thierry Mallet, Président-directeur général de Transdev

    Our commitment to Greater Reims is the primary expression of our business: we bring people and regions closer together.

    We do this by deploying tailor-made mobility solutions that complement each other and are adapted to the locations, their topography and the uses that take place there. That's how we carry nearly 4 million passengers every day in France.

    Edouard Hénaut, Managing Director of Transdev France

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