Transdev awarded €330 million Parramatta Light Rail contract (Australia)

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The Great River City Light Rail consortium, led by Transdev, has been awarded the €330 million (AUD 536 million) ‘Supply, Operate and Maintain’ contract for Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail Project in Sydney (Australia).

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    A major infrastructure project for the New South Wales Government valued at €1.5 billion (AUD 2.4 billion), the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta Central Business District and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometers. Stage 1 will include 16 highly accessible stops, integrated Opal ticketing, and modern, comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles with a capacity of up to 300 customers in each vehicle. The Parramatta Light Rail will begin operations in 2023.

    This outcome is a powerful endorsement of Transdev’s global leadership in operating 23 light rail systems in eight countries.

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    It’s a great honor for the Transdev-led Great River City Light Rail consortium to have been chosen to supply, operate and maintain the Parramatta Light Rail. As the current operator of the Inner West Light Rail, and operator of the upcoming CBD & South East line, still under construction, Transdev will be operating all Sydney-region light rail networks. It also consolidates our near 20-year trusted partnership with the New South Wales Government and affirms our multi-modal positioning in delivering light rail, ferry, bus, coach and on-demand transport services for over 48 million customers in Sydney,” said Laurence Broseta, Transdev Executive Vice President, International.

    Commenting on this latest success, Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO of Transdev, underlines the outstanding commercial results of the Group in 2018.

    After securing contracts for bus and ferries in Stockholm (Sweden), TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit and urban cable cars in Bogota (Colombia) and the Hannover (Germany) regional train network, this new success in Australia concludes a very successful commercial year for Transdev on its international markets. I would like to congratulate the Transdev international and Australian teams and I am delighted with the renewed sales performance of the Group.

    Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO of Transdev

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    The contract secured by the Great River City Light Rail consortium includes the supply of light rail vehicles and systems, the construction of the stabling and maintenance facility, the above-ground fit-out of the stations, and the operation and maintenance of the line. Within the consortium, the vehicle and system supply will be entrusted to CAF Rail Australia, which will deliver 13 URBOS 100 seven-module vehicles. The construction works will for their part be subcontracted to the engineering company Laing O’Rourke.

    Transdev Australasia, Transdev Group’s Australian subsidiary, will be responsible for the testing, commissioning and ongoing operation and maintenance for a term of eight years from construction completion.

    For more information on the Parramatta Light Rail project, visit

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    As an operator and global integrator of mobility, Transdev – The mobility company – gives people the freedom to move whenever and however they choose. We are proud to provide 11 million passenger trips everyday thanks to efficient, easy to use and environmentally-friendly transportation services that connect people and communities. Our approach is rooted in long-term partnerships with businesses and public authorities, and in the relentless pursuit of the safest and most innovative mobility solutions. We are a team of people serving people, and mobility is what we do. In 2017, with 82,000 employees in 20 countries, the Group achieved total revenues of 6.6 billion euros.
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