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Parent Transdev (50%)
Transfield Services (50%)
Founded August 1999
Defunct December 2010
Service area Sydney
Service type Bus, tram & ferry operator

TransdevTSL was a 50/50 joint venture between Transdev and Transfield Services that operated trams in Melbourne, ferries in Brisbane and buses in Sydney. The joint venture was dissolved in December 2010 when Transfield Services sold its shares to Transdev.


Melbourne trams[edit]

In August 1999 MetroLink Victoria Pty Ltd, a 50/50 joint venture between Transdev and Transfield Services, commenced operating the Yarra Trams Melbourne tram franchise.[1] In April 2004 it took over the M>Tram franchise from National Express resulting in it operating the entire Melbourne tram network.[1] By 2007 it was part of the TransdevTSL group.[2] TransdevTSL was shortlisted to bid for the franchise for renewal but lost to Keolis Downer who took over in November 2009.[3][4]

Brisbane Ferries[edit]

In November 2003 TransdevTSL was awarded a contract by the Brisbane City Council to operate the Brisbane Ferries service.[5] In November 2010 this was extended for a further 10 years.[6] However one month later, the joint venture dissolved and the ferries was renamed to Transdev Brisbane Ferries in July 2013.

Shorelink Buses[edit]

In 2005 Transfield Services purchased a 50% interest in Transdev's Shorelink bus operation in Sydney.[7] Rebranding on all buses took place in 2008 when Shorelink was renamed TransdevTSL Shorelink Buses.[8] In December 2010 the joint venture was dissolved, with the company renamed Transdev Shorelink.[9]