Keolis Downer, Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, has been chosen by the government of New South Wales (NSW) to operate and maintain the new integrated transport network in Newcastle. This new flagship contract enables Keolis to extend its presence in Australia.
Keolis has held the contract to operate and maintain Melbourne’s tram network, known as Yarra Trams, since 2009 when it became the world leader in tramway operation. In partnership with Downer, the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand with over 100 years' rail experience, Keolis took on a major challenge: to modernise the largest and one of the oldest tram networks in the world. Keolis Downer, the Group’s local subsidiary, fulfils the Group’s ongoing commitment to offer the best possible service to its passengers.
Currently operator of the Gold Coast G:link tram network, Keolis Downer has been chosen by the government of Queensland (Australia) to operate the future extension to be brought into service in 2018. Over the last 15 years, Keolis has launched 17 new light-rail projects, consolidating its position as world leader in this mode of transport.