Transports urbains lavallois: Laval breaks with its historical partner

Le nouveau réseau des TUL, confié au délégataire RATP Dev, sera mis en service en septembre 2023.
The new TUL network, entrusted to the RATP Dev delegate, will be put into service in September 2023.
The new TUL network, entrusted to the RATP Dev delegate, will be put into service in September 2023. (©Archives Le Courrier de la Mayenne)

Laval Agglomeration validated Monday, September 12, 2022 in community council the signing of a public service delegation contract for its transportation servicefor a period of eight years, with the company RATP Dev. Since 1947, the company Keolis and the companies it acquired provided this service to Laval.

In September 2021, Laval Agglomeration issued a call for tenders to renew the public service delegation of the TULs. Only the former Keolis service provider had responded. The aglo then declared the call for tenders void and repeated it last January. The company RATP Dev, which takes market share at the national level with communities, responded in April.

After several negotiation meetings with the two candidates, we chose the operator RATP Dev to manage the urban and extra-urban transport networks in the 34 municipalities of Laval Agglo for a period of eight years.

Isabelle FougerayVice-president of Laval Agglo in charge of transport and travel

The new DSP contract will take effect on 1er January 2023. The new network will be commissioned in September 2023.

The new network will extend over the former country of Loiron. It provides for eleven regular lines with different architectures from the thirteen existing lines today.

Among these eleven lines, there will be two structuring lines, which provide half of the network traffic, with a passage every 12 minutes, four urban lines, and 5 lines towards the first ring. Four daily round trips are planned to the municipalities of the Pays de Loiron.

Extended evening and weekend service

On Fridays and Saturdays, the service will extend from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the structuring lines, and until 8:30 p.m. on four lines in Laval, and until 9 p.m. towards the station. The service will remain free on weekends.

Isabelle Fougeray presented the outline of the future TUL network which will be commissioned in September 2023.
Isabelle Fougeray presented the outline of the future TUL network which will be commissioned in September 2023. (©Le Courrier de la Mayenne)

New services

New services will be created, including one linking Saint-Nicolas to the Morandières and motorway business areas, and a service to Espace Mayenne.

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Free shuttles will connect the Hercé and Jean-Macé car parks to the Place du 11-Novembre, starting next January.

The Tulib, transport on demand, will be extended to the Pays de Loiron, with a schedule of 40 minutes, and the reservation can be made 30 minutes before departure. The delegate will take over the service offer for people with reduced mobility.

Extension of the bicycle offer

The self-service bicycle service will be refocused on seven stations instead of nine. The long-term electric bike rental service (12 to 18 months) will be increased from 300 to 500 bikes.

106 million euros

The new delegate commits to 6.3 million trips per year. The DSP contract is worth 106 million euros over eight years.

The 150 or so TUL employees will be retained, under at least equivalent social conditions.

In parallel with this new DSP, Laval Agglo will renew the fleet of buses that will run on electricity and bioNGV, to remove all Diesel buses from the fleet by 2034.

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