SouthLink

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"South Link" redirects here. For the approved Link Light Rail extension, see South Link (Link Light Rail).
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SouthLink Scania K320UA (BUS 2838).jpg
Custom Coaches CB80 bodied Scania K320UA on King William Street in September 2014
Parent Keolis Downer
Founded April 2000
Headquarters Lonsdale
Service area Adelaide
Service type Bus services
Depots 6
Fleet 373 (October 2014)
Website www.southlink.com.au

SouthLink is an Australian bus service operator in Adelaide. It operates services as part of the Adelaide Metro network under contract to the Government of South Australia. It is a subsidiary of Keolis Downer.

History[edit]

Volgren CR224L bodied Scania L94UB in 2006

In April 2000 SouthLink commenced operating the Adelaide Metro Outer South services with 82 buses under contract to the Government of South Australia.[1][2][3][4]

In April 2005 SouthLink commenced operating the Outer North contract that had previously been run by Serco.[5][6]

In July 2011 SouthLink commenced an eight-year contract with an optional four-year extension exercisable if performance criteria is met for the Outer North and Outer South areas. It also commenced operating the Hills area services that had been operated by Transitplus.[7][8][9]

Fleet[edit]

As at October 2014, the fleet consisted of 373 buses.[10]

Depots[edit]

SouthLink operate depots in Aldgate, Seaford, Pooraka, Elizabeth, Lonsdale and Mount Barker.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adelaide Bus Tendering Results Announced" Australian Bus Panorama 15/4 February 2000 page 21
  2. ^ "Adelaide Bus Tendering Results" Australian Bus Panorama 15/5 April 2000 page 29
  3. ^ Competitive Tendering for Bus Services Seventh International Conference on Competition & Ownership in Land Passenger Transport June 2001
  4. ^ a b History SouthLink
  5. ^ "New Metropolitan Bus Contracts for Adelaide" Minister for Urban Development & Planning 17 February 2005
  6. ^ Serco bus drivers end strike ABC News 19 February 2005
  7. ^ Report on the Adelaide Metro Bus Service Contracts Minister for Transport August 2011
  8. ^ New Contractors for Adelaide bus services Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure 29 April 2011
  9. ^ Provision of Bus Passenger Transport Services for the Adelaide Metro Public Transport Network Tenders SA
  10. ^ SouthLink Bus Australia

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