Transfield Services and Veolia Transdev announce joint bid for Sydney Ferries

Transfield Services and Veolia Transdev today announced they had joined forces to bid for the franchise to run Sydney’s iconic harbour ferry service.

“We support this initiative by the O’Farrell Government and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of public services to New South Wales commuters and tourists alike,” said Transfield Services Managing Director and Chief Executive Peter Goode.

“The Transfield Services-Veolia Transdev team brings together a proven expert in the field of public transport with one of the world’s leading providers of essential services and asset management. It is a natural fit that will provide benefits to commuters, tourists, staff and the broader NSW community,” said Veolia Transdev Chief Executive Jonathan Metcalfe.

Over the past decade, Veolia Transport, Transdev* and Transfield Services, together and separately, have delivered high quality public transport services to communities throughout Australia. Veolia Transdev currently provides services in five different cities and regions in Australia and New Zealand, including Brisbane Ferries, in partnership with governments and private clients.

The former Transfield Services and Transdev joint venture, TransdevTSL, ran Brisbane City Ferries, Sydney’s Shorelink buses and Melbourne’s Yarra Trams. In April Transfield Services was awarded a 10 year contract to run bus services in Adelaide.

Transfield Services -Veolia Transdev looks forward to responding to the Expression of Interest later this year as the next stage in the franchising process and notes that the NSW Government anticipates the process will conclude with the transition to the new operator by the end of 2012.

* Veolia Transport and Transdev merged in March 2011 to form Veolia Transdev.

Editors’ note:

Transfield Services delivers essential services to key industries in the resources and industrial, property and infrastructure sectors. A leading global provider of operations, maintenance, and asset and project management services, Transfield Services has more than 28,000 employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, Malaysia, Chile and New Caledonia. Transfield Services Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Veolia Transdev operates in 27 countries across 13 transport modes with 120,000 employees. In Australia and New Zealand it operates buses, light rail, monorail and rail services in five cities/regions and the Brisbane Ferries network.

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