Transdev Ireland has won again the title of Operator of The Year at the Global Light Rail Awards

Transdev Ireland winner Global Light Rail Operator 2018

The awards ceremony, which was held in London on Wednesday the 3rd of October, is an annual event attended by representatives from across the global light rail industry.

The awards celebrate innovation and excellence, covering topics such as customer experience, sustainability, safety and technical initiatives, engineering and operational excellence, and system design. The winner of the prestigious Operator of the Year Award is the operator that demonstrates exceptional innovation, performance and customer service over the previous year.

Transdev Ireland, operator of Luas, Dublin’s Light Rail System, was commended by the judges for its ability to manage service at times of severe weather and its commitment to safety and corporate social responsibility. Winning the award two years in a row acknowledges Transdev’s ongoing commitment to providing an industry-leading customer experience.

As we are the mobility company, our vision is to be Dublin’s preferred transport provider. This award demonstrates Transdev is living this vision. We are customer-focussed with the structure, resources and leadership required for delivering to Luas passengers the best transport experience in Dublin.

We are delighted to have won Global Light Rail Operator of the Year for the second year running. This award reflects the commitment and passion of the Transdev Luas team in delivering customer focused services that really matter to our customers and the city of Dublin.

Fergus Robertson Howard, CEO, Transdev Ireland and UK

Transdev Wins Award for Internal Communications

In addition to winning operator of the year, Transdev Ireland also won a technical innovation award for a project called The Hub, its newly devised internal communications platform.

The Hub addresses the need for staff office and non-office based staff – working across 3 depots and 42km of tramline – to be able to quickly and easily see the latest company news and tram service information. Staff can keep up to date with any upcoming events which could impact service or passenger volumes, which increase awareness of the customer experience.

They can view notices which would normally have only been physically displayed in the depots, including safety-related notices. This assists Transdev Ireland with encouraging a safety culture and ensuring that such information is always accessible.


Transdev is a mobility company; this award demonstrates the value effective internal communications brings to our colleagues and to the Luas service. Staff are engaged, informed, and aware of the value of what they do.  They know the business and they know Transdev's vision – to be Dublin’s preferred Transport provider. Communication is vital to Luas performance and The Hub aids us in delivering the best transport experience for Dublin and Luas customers.

Ciara Egan, Communications Executive, Transdev Irelan
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