|Founded||30 November 2009|
|Products||Bus & tram operator|
Downer Rail (49%)
Hornibrook Bus Lines
Keolis Downer is a joint venture between Keolis, the largest private sector French transport group, and Downer Rail, an Australian railway engineering company, that operates bus and tram services in Australia.
Keolis Downer commenced trading on 30 November 2009, when the joint venture commenced operating the Yarra Trams franchise on the Melbourne tram network. The contract is for eight years. Having met performance criteria, an extension until November 2024 was negotiated. KDR continue to operate under the Yarra Trams name that had been used by TransdevTSL.
On 21 July 2014, Keolis Downer commenced operating the G:link tram operation on the Gold Coast. In March 2015, Keolis Downer purchased bus operator Australian Transit Enterprises which operated the Hornibrook Bus Lines, Link SA, Path Transit and SouthLink operations with 930 buses.
- Melbourne tram and train operators selected Railway Gazette International 25 June 2009
- Keolis Downer retains contract to operate world's largest tram network Metro Report International 12 September 2017
- New train, tram operators for Melbourne The Age 25 June 2009
- KDR starts as new Yarra Trams operator Downer Group 30 November 2009
- Keolis Australia Keolis
- The Consortium G:link
- Operator ATE Sold Australasian Bus & Coach 11 March 2015
- Keolis Downer awarded contract to run light rail, buses and ferries says Baird government Newcastle Herald 12 December 2016
- Public Transport Victoria announces shortlist for Melbourne metropolitan bus franchise Public Transport Victoria 24 August 2012
- First Group named in Melbourne’s final five Australasian Bus & Coach 27 August 2012
- Tender out to deliver and operate Sydney's Light Rail Network Transport New South Wales 7 March 2014
- Three shortlisted for Sydney light rail PPP International Railway Journal 20 February 2014
- Bidders line up for Canberra LRT tender International Railway Journal 24 December 2014