Transdev John Holland has been awarded Sydney (Australia) Region 9 bus contract from April 2022. Key highlights of the contract will be the introduction of 136 new zero emission battery-electric buses in Region 9, replacing phased-out diesel buses, on top of 10 electric buses which will be introduced by March 2022.
Transdev John Holland to introduce 136 e-buses in Sidney
Following a competitive tendering process, the Transdev John Holland joint-venture (75% owned by Transdev Group) has been awarded the Greater Sydney Region 9 bus contract by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), which covers the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Sydney and the Central Business District (CBD). The region includes some of Sydney’s busiest bus routes, with an annual typical ridership of 67 million customer journeys, Transdev says.
This eight-year contract, commencing in April 2022 until 2030, represents a further extension of Transdev’s existing public transportation footprint in Australia’s largest metropolis. Transdev is operating buses in Sydney since 1998, currently in regions 10, 12 and 13, as well as operating Sydney’s iconic ferries and light-rail services. This contract marks the first time Region 9 buses will be operated privately, taking over from the State Transit Authority (STA).
Key highlights of the contract will be the introduction of 136 new zero emission battery-electric buses in Region 9, replacing phased-out diesel buses, on top of 10 electric buses which will be introduced by March 2022.
A massive fleet of zero emission buses for Sidney
Transdev John Holland will be responsible for delivering more than 33,000 weekly services, as part of the new network, including 11 All Day Frequent Network bus routes operating every 10 minutes or better during the day, seven days a week. Bus services will be operating out of three depots in Greater Sydney, located in Randwick, Waverley and Port Botany and managing a total fleet of close to 500 buses. Transdev John Holland will begin operating contracted services on Sunday, April 3, 2022, following a period of transition with STA.
“With this new contract, Transdev is proud to be reinforcing its presence in Sydney’s public transportation network, strengthening our scope beyond existing bus, ferry and light-rail services in Australia’s largest metropolitan area. Most important is the trust placed on deploying a massive fleet of zero emission buses, standing by our commitment to provide better, safer, more reliable and sustainable bus services to our customers in Sydney”, states Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO of Transdev Group.