I would tend to think that PTV not only draws up the timetables but also decides which types of trams should be run on which routes and at what times.
It would be up to Keolis to fulfil these requirements as best as they possibly can.
I will try to check on this.
> On 18 Apr 2017, at 10:21 am, Matthew Geiermatthew@... [TramsDownUnder] TramsDownUnder@...> wrote:
> On 18/04/17 09:53, Geoffrey D Deanmilldean@...
> [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
> > Just the French way of saying ‘more seats — less trams’. Forget that the
> > trams are overcrowded now.
> Since Keolis took over, are their any French managers any more ?
> Keolis is 70% owned by SNCF, the French national railways.
> Funny how our own Government can't own public transport, but it's OK for
> foreign governments to have large stakes.
> > Common sense(whatever that is) would say bigger trams, less overcrowding.
> > Obviously not in the French way of thinking.
> I think Keolis may have imported some managers from it's Asian
> operations, where only floor area counts.
> At any rate I don't think Keolis has much say on the allocation of
> specific rolling stock to specific routes and the timetables of said
> routes. PTV call the shots. PTV is Keolis's 'customer' not the
> passengers carried on the trams they manage.