Keolis’ first light rail operation in North America
The first of the two phases of the ION Light Rail Transit (LRT) – Region of Waterloo’s new rapid transit system in Ontario, Canada – was launched on June 21, 2019. The modern system serves the residents and visitors of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, as well as surrounding rural municipalities. As part of the GrandLinq Consortium, Keolis Grand River - Keolis’ local subsidiary - is responsible for the 19 km light rail line operations for the next 10 years and maintenance for the next 30 years. The contract, which was awarded in May 2014, is under a Public-Private Partnership (P3).
In 2020, the Keolis-operated ION Light Rail Transit system received the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships' Gold Award for Service Delivery.
ION light rail transit system at a glance:
 Also composed of Plenary, Meridiam, Kiewit and Aecon