Transdev will continue to operate metropolitan bus services in Brisbane, on behalf of the Queensland Government, until at least 2023 after signing a new contract with TransLink today.
Transdev operates 124 buses locally, and under the new 5 year (plus 2 year option) contract will continue to deliver over 3,500 services every week across 27 urban and 94 school routes – helping more than 2.56 million Queenslanders get to where they work, live and play every year.
Transdev Australasia CEO René Lalande said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to extend our partnership with TransLink, having worked successfully together for over 14 years.”
“Transdev is passionate about delivering safe, reliable and comfortable public transport journeys, and we will continue to provide the best possible experience for our customers in Brisbane in the years ahead,” Mr Lalande said.
Transdev has operated bus services on behalf of TransLink in Brisbane since 2004; it also operates the iconic City Cat, City Ferry and City Hopper ferry services on behalf of Brisbane Council.
Transdev employs 439 people locally: 191 people in its bus operation, and a further 248 people in its ferry operation.
“We are people serving people, and our mix of local know-how and global expertise has been a major part of our sustained success in Queensland,” Mr Lalande said.
Across Australia and New Zealand Transdev employs more than 5,800 people, who are part of a global network of 82,000 people working across 20 countries.
About Transdev in Brisbane:
Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transport in Australasia, including bus, train, light rail, ferry and on-demand shuttles. Globally, Transdev operates public transport in 20 countries. In Brisbane, Transdev operates bus services on behalf of Translink, and the iconic City Cat, City Ferry and City Hopper ferry services on behalf of Brisbane Council, enabling around 8 million customer journeys every year.