With over 1.2 million passenger trips recorded since the first day of service in February 2019, Newcastle light rail has become a popular public transport option for the city’s residents, making the city more liveable and sustainable.
Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, has started operating a new real-time on-demand transport service in Newcastle, as part of its Smart City Program. This new service builds on the success of existing on-demand services in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, where ridership continues to grow by over 5% each month. It provides the local community and visitors a better access to public transport and aims to shift from private cars to public transport
22-08-2019Keolis’ Australian subsidiary Keolis Downer has been awarded a new contract by Western Australia Public Transport Authority to operate buses in Geraldton, a city 450km north of Perth (Western Australia) with a population of around 40,000 residents.
02-18-2019 Keolis’ Australian subsidiary Keolis Downer, has started operating Newcastle’s new light rail service as part of the city’s multimodal transport network. Operations are starting ahead of schedule, giving local residents and visitors the opportunity to benefit from the new service sooner than expected. This new milestone reinforces Keolis’ presence in Australia where it has introduced and operated light rail networks, buses, on-demand transport and autonomous electric vehicles since 2009. It also illustrates Keolis’ commitment to support the delivery of seamlessly integrated, shared mobility systems that revitalise cities and makes them more enjoyable and more liveable
04-24-2018 updated on 05-22-2018G:link, the tram network operated by Keolis Downer and GoldlinQ played a central role in the Queensland Government transport plan, carrying more that 1.1 million passengers. G:link operated 24/7 with services running every six minutes during peak periods.
Keolis Downer hired and trained more than 350 extra staff to ensure the service ran smoothly