Transit Systems NSW

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Transit Systems NSW
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Transit Systems Sydney Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE Volgren Optimus (MO8052).jpg
Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE in May 2021
ParentTransit Systems
Commenced operation13 October 2013; 9 years ago (2013-10-13)
Service areaSydney
Service typeBus services
DepotsHoxton Park
Fleet858 (July 2022)[1]
Chief executiveClint Feuerherdt
WebsiteTransit Systems

Transit Systems NSW, previously known as Transit Systems Sydney,[2] is a bus operator in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is a subsidiary of Transit Systems.


In November 2012, Transit Systems was awarded a contract by Transport for NSW to operate region 3 bus services in Western Sydney, taking over services operated by Busabout, Hopkinsons, Metro-link and Westbus. Transit Systems also took over route T80 on the Liverpool-Parramatta T-way from Western Sydney Buses.[3][4] Operations commenced on 13 October 2013.

On 1 July 2018, Transit Systems took over the operation of region 6 from State Transit on an eight-year contract operating services in the Canterbury-Bankstown, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, North Shore and St George regions.[5][6]

In December 2022, after a tendering process, Transit Systems successfully retained region 3 and was additionally awarded the services in region 13, which will be consolidated into region 3. The new contract for the combined region will begin on 6 August 2023, with region 13 services to be taken over from Transdev NSW.[7] The seven-year contract will expire on 30 November 2030.[8]


Transit Systems operate two depots in region 3 Hoxton Park and Smithfield and four in region 6 Burwood, Kingsgrove, Leichhardt and Tempe.


In region 3, Transit Systems operates a combination of buses inherited from its predecessors, 65 new built buses and some second hand purchases including Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LEs from Brisbane Transport and some older high-floors purchased from the Dineen Group and Hopkinsons. In mid 2017, Transit Systems purchased six Bustech CDi double deckers for use on route T80.[9]

In region 6, Transit Systems inherited all of the Inner West State Transit fleet. This consists of a wide variety of different buses, both new and old, and with many different chassis and body types. Since they have acquired the contract, they have also purchased many new buses for this region. Most of these buses are similar to ones inherited from State Transit, but they have also bought buses from Gemilang Coachworks, which State Transit does not buy from. Transit Systems were also selected to trial 5 electric buses in the Inner West region.

As of July 2022, the total fleet consists of 858 buses, 488 of which are operated on behalf of Transport for NSW, approximately 236 buses operate in Region 3 & 622 buses operate in Region 6.[1]

As of July 2022, Transit Systems NSW operates 55 electric buses and has announced plans to increase electrification of its buses.[1][10]


  1. ^ a b c "Transit Systems NSW Fleet Lists". Australian Bus Fleet Lists. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Transit Systems Sydney". Archived from the original on 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ Transit Systems awarded Sydney buses contract Archived 25 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine Transit Systems 7 November 2012
  4. ^ Cut costs or bus contracts will go to private sector, minister tells drivers Sydney Morning Herald 7 November 2012
  5. ^ Transit Systems Boosts Inner West Bus Services Minister for Transport 13 February 2018
  6. ^ Routes transferred from State Transit Authority to Transit Systems upon privatisation of Contract Region 6 on 1 July 2018 Sydney Bus routes
  7. ^ "Transit Systems retains and adds Greater Sydney Bus Contracts". Transit Systems. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Kelsian Awarded New Sydney Bus Services Contract". Australian Securities Exchange. Kelsian. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  9. ^ Transit Systems unveils new double decker buses Transit Systems
  10. ^ "Transit Systems amps up electric bus fleet with largest depot electrification in Australia". Transit Systems. 21 October 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.

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