New agreement between Keolis Canada and Prevost

Orléans Express Renews Fleet of Intercity Coaches

MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Under the terms of a new agreement between Keolis Canada and Prevost, Keolis Canada has recently acquired Prevost H3-45 coaches, known for their reliability and performance. These new coaches optimize Orléans Express operations through superior performance and safety. Their larger under-floor cargo bays can also accommodate more luggage and parcels than previous models. In all, 46 vehicles will renew the Orléans Express fleet over the next three years, with nine coaches already in service. Systematic fleet renewal is a strategic commitment for Keolis Canada.

In keeping with its brand statement We Are by Your Side, Orléans Express provides the utmost in travel comfort to the 900,000 passengers who rely on its services each year. "Promoting innovation and safety is paramount to us, which is why we select the highest performance vehicles. We are constantly seeking out solutions and new features to give our passengers the best possible transportation experience," explained Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice President, Passenger Experience, Marketing and Commercialization for Keolis Canada.

The Prevost H3-45 coaches will mainly replace coaches of the same model, a significant advantage for drivers already familiar with the driving station. Passengers will also enjoy technological advances in terms of safety, energy efficiency and comfort.

"We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Orléans Express and Keolis Canada. Backed by the Prevost service network, the reliability of this latest generation of H3-45 coaches will enable them to provide trouble-free, top-of-the-line service for years to come," added François Tremblay, Vice President and Managing Director for Prevost.

About Prevost
Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Québec, Canada and has ten Parts and Service Centers located in the United States and Canada. www.prevostcar.com

About Keolis Canada
Keolis Canada, a Franco-Quebec company, specializes in passenger transportation in Quebec. Experts in intercity, urban, school, accessible, airport, charter and light rail transportation services, Keolis Canada offers safe and reliable high quality service thanks to a team of over 900 experienced employees. Keolis Canada operates a fleet of 396 vehicles. Every year, Keolis Canada transports almost 1 million passengers and over 1 million packages. Keolis Canada is part of the French firm Keolis Group.

The Keolis Group develops customized mobility solutions adapted to the changing needs of passengers and to the requirements of the communities that it serves. A leader in urban transportation in France, Keolis is a major player in the public transportation of passengers in Europe and around the world. The Keolis Group is owned by SNCF (70%) and Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (30%).

SOURCE Prevost

For further information: Source: Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice-President, Passenger Experience, Marketing & Sales, Keolis Canada Inc.; François Tremblay, Vice President, Managing Director Prevost; Information (Keolis Canada): Raphaëlle Cyr-Lelièvre, Senior Advisor, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Telephone: 418 425-0986, Cell: 418 580-0040, Email: raphaelle.cyr-lelievre@hkstrategies.ca; Information (Prevost): Éric Faubert, Marketing Coordinator, Nova Bus, Telephone: 438 843-0407, Cell: 438 346-0977, Email: eric.faubert@volvo.com


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