Keolis takes charge of Boston commuter rail network

Keolis has taken over operation of commuter rail services around Boston from Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail company.

The French transport group began an eight-year contract to operate and maintain the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s 14 commuter rail lines on July 1.

Keolis won the $2.6 billion contract in January this year.

Eric Asselin, executive vice president and general manager for Keolis North America, said: “This is a momentous day for Keolis, our passengers and the communities we will serve.

“From customer service to on-time performance, we pride ourselves in how we are always ‘thinking  like a passenger’ in everything we do.

“With the commitment of our employees and the input of  our passengers, we are dedicated to making one of the nation’s preeminent commuter rail  services even better.”

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