Veolia Transportation

Veolia Transportation

company_name = Veolia Transportation
company_type = Private
company_slogan = ""
foundation = 1876
location = Paris, France
key_people = Henri Proglio (Chairman and CEO) of Veolia
num_employees = 81,532 (2007)
products = Transportation as Veolia Transportation
industry = Transportation Services
revenue = €5.6 billion EUR (2007)
owner = Veolia Environnement
homepage = []

Veolia Transportation (formerly Connex) is the international transport services division of the French-based multinational company Veolia Environnement. Veolia Transportation trades under the brand names of Veolia Transportation, Veolia Transport, Veolia Verkehr in Germany, with the former name Connex preserved in Melbourne, Australia and Jersey.

Veolia has diverse road and rail operations across the globe, employing 72,000 workers worldwide and serving completetely or partly more than 30 metropolitan areas with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants, including:
* Asia: Mumbai and Seoul.
* Europe: Paris, Marseille, Lyons, Barcelona, Madrid, Belgrade, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Prague, Warsaw, Dublin, Jersey, York, Tyne & Wear and South Wales.
* North America: Austin, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,Irvine, Miami, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, San Diego and York Region.
* South America: Bogota and Santiago.
* Oceania: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.

In 2005, the group reported revenues of 4.3 billion.

Asia and Middle East

** Jerusalem: Veolia won in 2003 a $500 million contract to build and maintain a light railway that will run across the city, spanning 8 lines expected to be completed by 2020. Jerusalem Light Rail: The first line will run from Pisgat Ze'ev to Beit HaKerem.
** Modi'in: Intercity and urban buses in a city located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Formerly run by Margalit. [ [ "Modi'in residents irate over new bus service"] .] . Since taking over from Margalit, there have been a spate of complaints from Modiin residents pertaining to the reduced frequency and reliability of the service.
** Ashdod: Intercity buses. Formerly run by Egged Bus Cooperative.
** Tiberias: Urban buses. Formerly run by Egged Bus Cooperative.
** Yavne: Urban buses in suburban Tel Aviv. Formerly run by Egged Bus Cooperative.
* India
** Mumbai: Veolia is part of a consortium which is led by Anil Ambani's Reliance Energy Limited. Hong Kong MTR is the other partner. They will build the first corridor of the Mumbai Metrorail on the 11.4 km stretch between Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar on the east-west corridor. The project is expected to begin by end of 2006, to be completed by 2009.
* Korea
** Seoul: Veolia is going to operate Line 9 of Seoul's Metro.


*Belgium: Connex operates some de Lijn routes under contract.
*Czech Republic: Veolia is the largest bus operator, after a 2002 take-over of the Slezsko regional network in Silesia. Veolia runs 12 urban transport networks especially around Ostrava and Teplice and 3 travel agencies. It also runs an international train service between the Czech Republic and Germany.
*Denmark: Veolia ran half of the transport operations of the privatised Combus especially around Copenhagen. These operations were sold to Arriva in october 2007.
** Copenhagen: Suburban buses.
** Helsinki: Veolia owns Helsinki Metropolitan Area's bus company "Veolia Finland", which was previously Linjebuss and operates essentially in Vantaa, a northern suburb of Helsinki.
*France: The company is the third largest private sector operator of public transport and operates:
** 76 bus networks ("March 1, 2007"), especially in Bordeaux, Nice, Rouen, Saint-Étienne, Le Havre and Nancy
** 8 tramway networks across the country: 5 in service ("Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Rouen, Nancy") ; 1 in construction in suburban Lyon, ("Lesly") and two in project ("Le Havre and Toulon")
** 4 tourist railways ("Petit train de la Rhune", "Vapeur du Trieux", "Chemin de Fer de La Mure" and "Chemins de Fer de Provence")cite web | title = Transports Touristiques | url = | publisher = Veolia Transport | accessdate = 2008-08-13 ]
** Paris Region: More than 25 suburban networks in suburban Paris ("Seine-St-Denis "TRA", Melun "Tram", Sénart "Sénart Bus", etc.")
** Ferry services in Mediterranéa: Veolia recently bought 28% of the Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée, a previously state-owned ferry company.
*Germany: Veolia Verkehr, former "Connex Verkehr", offers train services, several of a regional character such as the Bayerische Oberlandbahn from Munich, and two long-distance services. Veolia owns a number of bus companies, mostly in suburban areas. It also operates tram systems:
** Aachen: Suburban buses,
** Berlin: Suburban tram line linking to the S Bahn,
** Frankfurt: Suburban buses,
** Hagen: Urban network,
** Pforzheim: Urban network won by Veolia in August 2006. Network included in "Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund GmbH" ("KVV") and linked to it by Tram-Train line,
** Schwäbisch Hall: Urban network,
** Stuttgart: Suburban buses,
**...and also into rural areas.
** Dublin: Veolia operates the Luas tramway which started operations in June 2004.
**Galway: Veolia owns the Nestor Airlink bus company which operates between Galway and Dublin Airport.
*Jersey: Buses in the Saint Helier urban area and interurban buses elsewhere
*Netherlands: "Veolia Transport Nederland" consists of:
** BBA, operating in the Kempen region around Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant and northwest of Utrecht,
** Veolia Transport Veluwe, operating in "De Veluwe" region in Gelderland,
** Veolia Transport Brabant, operating in middle and western Noord-Brabant with 4 urban networks in Breda, Tilburg, Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal,
** Veolia Transport Limburg, operating in the whole province of Limburg, including city buses in Maastricht, Parkstad ("Heerlen-Kerkrade-Landgraaf-Brunssum"), Venlo, and Roermond and the Roermond–Nijmegen and Maastricht–Kerkrade train routes.
** Veolia Transport Fast Ferries Zeeland ("Westerschelde ferry")
** Veolia Transport Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, in the southern part of Zeeland province
** Veolia Cargo Nederland – cargo trains
* Norway: Veolia Transport Norway operates:
** Trondheim Tramway,
** Rogaland buses,
** Nordland buses,
** Finnmark ferries.
*Poland: Veolia owns a number of bus companies and operates 2 urban networks:
** Warsaw: Part of urban network and mostly suburban routes,
** Tczew: Urban city network.
*Serbia: Veolia owns a number of bus companies and operates 1 urban network:
**Belgrade: Urban city network
** Nitra: Urban network and bus station.
** Veolia Transport Štajerska
*** Maribor: City network;
*** Maribor, Ptuj, Slovenska Bistrica, Ormož, Lenart, Ljutomer, Gornja Radgona: Intercity and suburban network;
** Veolia Transport Dolenjska in Primorska
*** Koper, Piran, Novo mesto: City network;
*** Koper, Piran, Novo mesto, Izola, Ilirska Bistrica: Intercity and suburban network;
** Veolia Transport Ljubljana
*** Ljubljana: Intercity network;
** Barcelona: Two unlinked tram networks "Tram Baix" and "Tram Besos" and two networks in the suburbs: Terrassa and Mataró,
** Bilbao : Bilbobus urban network, contract won in May 2008,
** Jerez: Urban network,
** Pamplona: Urban and suburban bus network,
** Parla: Tramway in suburban Madrid.
** Norrköping:Veolia operate the Norrköping tramway on behalf of Östgötatrafiken.
** Stockholm: Veolia runs the Stockholm Metro contracted by the Stockholm County Council and three tram ("Lidingöbanan, Nockebybanan and Tvärbanan") or local rail networks ("Saltsjöbanan") in the city on behalf of SL. It also runs the long distance trains from Gothenburg and Stockholm to northern Sweden, as well as several local city bus networks or interurban lines on contract to local authorities.
** Dunn-Line – A National Express franchisee,
** Veolia Transport Cymru, which has bought up:
*** Pullman Coaches.
*** Bebb Travel – A National Express franchisee,
*** Shamrock Coaches are seen with Veolia address and contact details as well as their own and vice versa.
*** Longs
*** Astons Coaches of Worcester
*** Hawkes
** Paul James Coaches
** Veolia Transport – Running a number of local services in York and Tyne & Wear


* Australia "Connex" changed its name to the same as its French parent company's, "Veolia", in January 2006. Branding on buses and trains is being changed to reflect this position, with the exception of the Melbourne suburban rail system. Turnover for Australia is over $635 million Australian dollars.
** Brisbane, Queensland: Veolia operates as "Veolia Transport Brisbane", using the former National Bus Company's fleet.
** Melbourne, Victoria: Veolia Transport originally held the franchise for operating half of Melbourne's suburban rail system, later extending to the entire network in 2004 after the other operator withdrew from its Melbourne operations. Still retaining the Connex Melbourne brand, it is now Veolia Transport's largest contract in the world. [ [ Veolia Environment Australia 2004 Sustainable Development report] , page 57]
** Perth, Western Australia: Veolia operates the Southern Coast Transit bus lines currently being changed to feed Transperth rail extension to Mandurah.
** Sydney, New South Wales: Veolia operates a Light Rail, a Monorail and Veolia Transport NSW commuter bus services consisting of 5 depots, Bankstown, Villawood, Taren Point, Menai and Revesby.
* New Caledonia:
** Nouméa: Veolia created and runs the Noumea suburban bus network.
* New Zealand:
** Auckland: "MAXX" commuter rail service in partnership with the Auckland Regional Transport Authority. Veolia Auckland changed its name to Veolia on 1 March 2006.

North America

Veolia arrived in the United States in 2001, with the acquisition of Yellow Transportation in Baltimore, Maryland. On September 1, 2005.

In April 2005 Veolia were awarded the contract in York Region, Ontario, Canada running the bus rapid transit(BRT) naming the routes VIVA and joining with York Region Transit (YRT) as a one fare transit system. [cite web | title = Bus Rapid Transit | url = | publisher = Veolia Transport | accessdate = 2008-09-20 ]

Veolia ("then "Connex") acquired ATC, making Connex-ATC the largest privately owned public transportation company in North America. In 2006, Connex-ATC changed its name to Veolia Transportation, acquired ShuttlePort, and won several contracts, including Citizens Area Transit in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Valley Metro bus system serving the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona; Orange County, California; Victor Valley transit serving the Victorville, California area; Antelope Valley Transit Authority and Santa Clarita Transit in Los Angeles County, California; contracted San Diego Metropolitan Transit System bus routes and the SPRINTER DMU rail system in San Diego County, California; and since 2007, Tri-Rail in the Miami metropolitan area of Florida. Veolia now employs over 16,000 employees with 6,500 vehicles and a revenue of approx. $495 M. in 2005 in North America. Its executive team includes Mark Joseph ("CEO of VTNA"). It is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Veolia also owns the Super Shuttle airport shuttle service.

outh America

* Chile
** Santiago: Veolia operates feeder services to the Metro and "Troncales" in northern suburban Santiago.
* Colombia
** Bogotá: Veolia, in conjunction with three other operators, runs a 90 km right-of-way bus line called the TransMilenio system used by more than 1,400,000 persons a day.


External links

* [ Veolia Environnement]
* [ Connex International]
* [ Veolia Transport Czech Republic]
* [ Veolia Verkehr, Germany]
* [ Connex UK]
* [ Connex Jersey]
* [http:// Connex Denmark A/S]
* [ Veolia Transport Sweden]
* [ Connex Melbourne] ("Australia")
* [ Veolia Transport NSW] (Australia)
* [ Connex Auckland] ("New Zealand")
* [ Connex Ireland] ("VeoliaTransport Ireland")
* [ Connex Israel] ("Israel")
* [ ATC-NEC] ("merger")
* [ Veolia Transportation] ("North America")
* [ Veolia Transport] ("United Kingdom")
* [ Veolia Transport Nederland] ("Netherlands")

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