Major contractors awarded Adelaide public transport operation contract

Image courtesy of John Holland.

The South Australian Government has awarded a contract to conduct bus and tram operations in Adelaide.

John Holland, Transit Systems and UGL, operating locally as Torrens Connect, won the contract to deliver customer focused public transport services across the city.

Torrens Transit were also awarded contracts for the Outer North East, East West and Outer North bus services.

State Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and local government Stephan Knoll said the new bus service contracts are going to deliver better, faster and more frequent services for South Australians.

“In the coming weeks we will be releasing details about the bus service improvements that will benefit South Australians ahead of a consultation period we will undertake,” Mr. Knoll said.

“Now the contracts have been signed, we can begin working with the providers to deliver the best possible bus and tram network for South Australians.”

The new bus and tram service providers will commence on 1 July 2020, for a period of eight years.

John Holland CEO Joe Barr today welcomed the announcement, the first multi-modal contract in the company’s 70-year history, as an exciting new chapter for South Australia.

The agreement will see John Holland become a multi-modal service provider, one of the only private organisations in Australia to operate trains, trams and buses.

“From operating the country’s first metro train in Sydney, to Canberra’s new light rail, John Holland has a proven record of putting the customer at the centre of everything we do,” Mr. Barr says.

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