New Hoxton Park Depot
Transit Systems opens future proofed bus depot in Hoxton Park
Transit Systems, Australia’s largest privately owned public transport contractor, has opened a brand new depot at Hoxton Park, which will initially house 105 buses as the second strategic and purpose built facility since the company began operating in the Transport for NSW network in 2013.
Transit Systems CEO Clint Feuerherdt said the depot showcased a strategic long-term transport plan, with the facility offering immediate service improvements and employment opportunities, accommodating a workforce in excess of 200 people.
“Transit Systems is proud to have invested more than a $100 million into the region so far, including the new Hoxton Park and Smithfield depots, new fleet of buses and equipment.
“Liverpool will continue to proposer in terms of residential and commercial development and our vision is to stay ahead of demand for public transport with adequate planning and preparation, at the ready to meet growth from key pockets of residential growth, as well as connecting businesses and services like the new Badgerys Creek airport.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance congratulated Transit Systems for their investments in South West Sydney and commitment to providing bus services for the region.
“It’s great to see an Australian company, known for delivering bus services not only in South West Sydney, but also across the country and in other major cities around the world, open such a fantastic first-class facility,” Mr Constance said.
“The NSW Government is 100 per cent committed to catering for future demand in this rapidly growing region and I commend Transit Systems for working with us on achieving this aim.”
Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said: “This is fantastic news for South West Sydney. This brand new facility will deliver more local jobs and customers can look forward to more services in the future.”
In future-proofing the new facility, the Hoxton Park depot has the capacity to grow the fleet by a further 50 buses to meet the growing demand for quality public transport service.
Mr Feuerherdt said Transit Systems transformed the services it inherited from five previous operators to become the leading bus operator in Sydney.
“With a 24% year on year patronage growth on the T80 service, we are well on the way to delivering a better transport network and achieving Government objectives for performance and growth.
“We are proud of our on time running performances, achieving best on time operator in the Transport for NSW network, and we are pleased to offer the youngest average age fleet of just 6.8 years, with an all air conditioned and accessible fleet,” he said.
To deliver seamless public transport services, the company now employs over 350 people in the region, operating 220 buses.
“In 2017, we will also introduce double decker buses to the network, which will enable us to better cater to patronage growth in the region. Holding up to 116 passengers, you’ll see these on route T80, estimated to carry over 30% more passengers during peak hours than a single deck vehicle.
“We believe we have, and will continue to, improve all of the service operations for commuters, taxpayers, Government and for community and look forward to continuing to set and exceed industry benchmarks” he said.
Transit Systems has an exceptional reputation in the transport provider industry, developing and delivering effective transport systems, procuring vehicles and overseeing delivery, maintenance and ongoing operations. For more information please visit www.transitsystems.com.au
Transit Systems has a strong presence across Australia and boasts a significant market share within every major competitively tendered urban bus network in Australia, from Perth to Adelaide, Sydney and Darwin.
The Group’s competiveness on a global scale was confirmed when it was recently judged as one of the world’s best public transport operators, winning a significant and highly contested bus contract with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore, being selected ahead of 10 other international bidders.
Transit Systems take great pride in all of their operations from Liverpool to London, combining the experiences and knowledge of their global transport professionals to generate a world-class offering, employing 5,000 people, with a total fleet of over 2,200 vehicles, moving over 265 million people annually.
In addition to the domestic operations, the Transit Group operates 26 bus routes for Transport for London (Tower Transit) and the Bulim bus contract for the Land Transport Authority in Singapore.
The Group is expanding due to its successful formula and international best practice reputation. Transit Systems is currently bidding for the Newcastle Integrated Service Operating contract in partnership with UGL.
Transit Systems is the only Australian-owned multi-national public transport company.