Transdev Australasia

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Transdev Australasia
Industry Transport
Predecessor Veolia Transport Australia
Transdev Australia
Founded 2013
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Products Public transport
Owner Transdev
Divisions Buslink Vivo (50%)
Harbour City Ferries (50%)
Transdev Auckland
Transdev Brisbane Ferries
Transdev Melbourne
Transdev NSW
Transdev Queensland
Transdev Sydney
Transdev WA
Transdev Wellington

Transdev Australasia is an operator of bus, ferry, light rail and rail services in Australia and New Zealand. It is a division of Transdev. It was formed in 2013 by grouping the operations of Veolia Transport Australia[1] and old Transdev together, as a result of the global rebranding from Veolia Transdev to Transdev.

Current operations[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Transdev Sydney Urbos 2 trams on the Dulwich Hill Line in May 2014

Transdev NSW[edit]

Transdev NSW is a bus company operating services in the southern and western suburbs of Sydney. The origins of the company that is now Transdev NSW can be traced back to February 1935 when GH Ramsay commenced a bus service between Sutherland station and Woronora River. After series of purchases and changes of name, the company was purchased by Connex in 1999 and rebranded Transdev NSW in 2013. Since 2005, the company's services have formed part of Sydney Bus Regions 10 and 13,[2][3] with the company also taking responsibility for Region 12 from Transdev Shorelink Buses in 2013.

Transdev Sydney[edit]

Transdev Sydney operates light rail services in Sydney on behalf of Transport for New South Wales.[4] Veolia was originally contracted to operate these services in addition to the operation of the Sydney Monorail under the privately owned Metro Transport Sydney. This contract was maintained upon Metro Transport Sydney's purchase by the Government of New South Wales on 23 March 2012.[5] The monorail was decommissioned on 30 June 2013.[6][7] A new contract, beginning in mid 2015, covering operation of the Inner West and CBD and South East lines with signed with the ALTRAC Light Rail consortium in December 2014. As a member of the consortium, Transdev will retain the right to operate the Inner West line and will also operate the new line when it opens in early 2019.[8]

New Zealand[edit]

Transdev Auckland[edit]

Transdev Auckland operates urban passenger trains in Auckland under contract to Auckland Transport on infrastructure owned and managed by KiwiRail.

Transdev Wellington[edit]

Transdev Wellington is the operator of Wellington's Metlink rail network, in partnership with Hyundai Rotem, after being awarded the contract to operate and maintain the rail system in December 2015. The nine-year contract, with two possible 3-year extensions, commenced on 1 July 2016 with Transdev Wellington taking over the running of the network on the 3rd July 2016.[9][10][11]


Transdev Brisbane Ferries[edit]

Transdev Brisbane Ferries (formerly Metrolink Queensland & TransdevTSL Brisbane Ferries) is the operator of the Brisbane City Council's ferry network under the TransLink integrated public transport scheme in Brisbane.

Prior to 2003, Brisbane City Council contracted River Connections to provide CityCat and Cityferry services in Brisbane. In 2003, Brisbane City Council contracted TransdevTSL Brisbane Ferries (a joint venture between Transdev and Transfield Services) to operate and maintain CityCat and Cityferry services in Brisbane for at least seven years. In 2010, Transdev Brisbane Ferries were awarded a new 10-year contract. In 2010 Transfield sold its shares back to Transdev.[12]

Transdev Brisbane Ferries operates Cityferry and CityCat services between the University of Queensland St Lucia campus and Hamilton on the Brisbane River.[13] TransdevTSL Brisbane Ferries's fleet currently consists of CityCats and CityFerries.[14]

Transdev Queensland[edit]

Transdev Queensland is a bus company operating services in the Redland City region of Brisbane. It operates 31 services under contract to the Government of Queensland under the TransLink banner.


Transdev Melbourne[edit]

Transdev Melbourne commenced operating about 30% of Melbourne's bus network on 4 August 2013, following their successful bid for the Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise.[15] Transdev operate 52 routes across metropolitan Melbourne with a fleet of around 500 buses from four depots.[16]

Western Australia[edit]

Transdev WA[edit]

Transdev WA operates 480 buses in Perth under contract to the Public Transport Authority.

Joint ventures[edit]

Buslink Vivo[edit]

Transdev owns 50% of Buslink Vivo, a joint venture with Buslink that from 2013 until 2016 will operate employee bus services in Darwin during the construction of the Ichthys Liquified Petroleum Gas project.[17][18]

Harbour City Ferries[edit]

Transdev owns 50% of Harbour City Ferries, a joint venture with Broadspectrum that operates Sydney Ferries under contract to the Government of New South Wales. In May 2012 Harbour City Ferries was announced as the successful tenderer to operate the services.[19] Operations commenced on 28 July 2012.[20]

Former operations[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

South West Coach Lines[edit]

South West Coach Lines is a bus and coach operator in South West Western Australia purchased in November 2007 by Veolia.[21] Following the loss of the TransBunbury and TransBusselton contracts to Swan Transit from January 2015,[22][23] the remainder of the business was sold to the Australian Transit Group.[24][25]


  1. ^ About Veolia Transport (May 2007), Veolia Transport Australia, Retrieved 9 January 2016
  2. ^ Region 10 Transport NSW
  3. ^ Region 13 Transport NSW
  4. ^ Maintenance Contract Transport for NSW
  5. ^ "Government buys Light Rail company". Transport for NSW. 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sydney’s monorail to make its final stop on June 30 next year". The Daily Telegraph. 22 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Monorail Removal Project Transport for NSW
  8. ^ "CBD and South East Light Rail contract awarded with earlier delivery date". Transport for NSW. 18 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Article details | Transdev Auckland". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  11. ^ UK, DVV Media. "Transdev takes over in Wellington". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  12. ^ "TransdevTSL Brisbane Ferries History". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "CityCat Timetable" (PDF). pp. 1–8. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "TransdevTSL Brisbane Ferries Fleet". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Preferred tenderer announced for the Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise" (Press release). Public Transport Victoria. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Invitation for Expressions of Interest Melbourne Metropolitan Bus Franchise Volume 2 – Melbourne and its Bus and Public Transport Networks" (PDF). Public Transport Victoria. pp. 14, 22–26. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Top end tender awarded Australasian Bus & Coach 22 November 2012
  18. ^ Veolia Transdev awarded 140 million euro contract in Australia Transdev 7 December 2012
  19. ^ "Transfield JV wins Sydney Ferries contract". 3 May 2012. 
  20. ^ Harbour City Ferries Transport for NSW
  21. ^ Veolia Transport experiences unprecedented patronage growth in Australasia in 2007 Veolia Environmental Services] April 2008
  22. ^ Provision of Bunbury Regional Town Bus Service Tenders WA 16 December 2014
  23. ^ Provision of Busselton Regional Town Bus Service Tenders WA 16 December 2014
  24. ^ South West Coach Lines ABN ASIC, Retrieved 12 February 2016
  25. ^ Australian Transit Group - Contact Us, Retrieved 12 February 2016

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