Keolis Canada, formerly known as Groupe Orléans, is the largest coach carrier in Québec, and the second largest in Canada.
Keolis Canada is part of the Keolis Group, which is headquartered in Paris, France.
The Keolis Group is owned by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (30%) and the Société nationale des chemins de fer de France (SNCF) (70%).
The Orléans Express intercity network, which is wholly owned by Keolis Canada, provides sustainable and reliable transportation services to more than 200 municipalities in Québec seven days per week. Every year since 2003, Orléans Express has appeared on the list of the 250 most admired companies in Québec, as published in Les Affaires.
Keolis Canada also provides chartered transportation services under the Murray Hill, Orléans Express and Sabem banners.
Keolis Canada provides urban transportation, school bus transportation and paratransit solutions to communities in the Lanaudière region, along with SAAQ mechanical inspection services.
Through its Expedibus courier service, which operates 7 days per week, Keolis Canada transports more than 1 million packages across Canada every year, from sea to sea.
Keolis Canada also manages bus stations, passenger terminals and park-and-ride facilities.
Keolis Canada by the numbers
More than 3 million passengers transported every year
More than 1 million packages transported every year
More than 30 million kilometres traveled every year
1990 – Groupe Orléans and the Orléans Express brand established with the acquisition of a part of the Québec territory covered by Voyageur until that time.
2002 – Signing of a partnership agreement between Groupe Orléans and Keolis, a large corporation in France.
2009 – Aquisition of a section of Groupe Gaudreault, including 100% ownership of Murray Hill, which allowed Groupe Orléans to diversify its activities by adding urban transportation, paratransit, school bus transportation and chartered transportation services.
2011 – Expansion of the Groupe Orléans intercity network through the acquisition of operating permits for the Centre-du-Québec region from Autobus Drummond Ltd. Chaudière-Appalaches
2012 – Keolis becomes the sole shareholder of Groupe Orléans, and changes the name to Keolis Canada.