Newcastle Transport is the integrated transport provider for Newcastle, and is responsible for running buses, ferries, the future light rail and the multi-modal Newcastle Interchange. Keolis Downer has been awarded a 10 year contract to design and run Newcastle Transport services across all modes of travel.
We are listening to the community and have worked to optimise the network to better meet the needs of our customers.
We will continue reviewing the network in line with customer feedback. Over the 10-year contract, we will continue to consult with the community and monitor the network to ensure we are delivering a transport solution locals want.
Newcastle Transport is part of Revitalising Newcastle, a NSW Government program focused on activating the city to attract people, new enterprises and tourism to Newcastle.
Keolis Downer is Australia’s largest private provider of multi-modal public transport, delivering over 210 million passenger trips each year.
Established in 2009, Keolis Downer is a joint venture between Keolis, a world leading public transport provider with operations in 16 countries, and Downer, a leader in engineering and infrastructure management in Australia and New Zealand.
Keolis Downer operates G:link on the Gold Coast, Yarra Trams in Melbourne, and approximately 1,000 buses a South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. We employ 4,000 staff across Australia, with 1,600 in our bus operations alone
Keolis Downer has a contract with Transport for NSW, under which the government sets minimum service standards and KPIs, and the operator has a level of autonomy to plan and run services.
The contract contains increased performance standards and KPIs, including financial incentives to grow patronage, and therefore a strong incentive to improve services and deliver transport services locals want.